Parkinson’s Disease Research and Articles

Episode Two: Nothing Serious

By Catherine Armsden

The story of two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding work of their careers.

The long road to my Parkinson’s diagnosis began in early 2007 with symptoms that weren’t alarming, but were new to me and strange. In bed, while the rest of me was ready to melt into the mattress, my right leg refused to relax.

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An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress—Episode One: An Illness’s Introduction

By Catherine Armsden

The story of two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding work of their careers.

 

Do you think it’s all in my head?”

Hadley takes off her glasses and sets them on the varnished burl table. Her brown eyes are huge and searching, brimming with tears. For the first time it hits me that at thirty-seven, she’s only eleven years older than my daughter and I flood with a maternal urge to reach for her hand and tell her everything’s going to be okay. ...

InMotion Research Presented at WPC Shows Value of Physical Activity for PD Clients.

At the 4th World Parkinson Congress held in Portland, Oregon September 20-23, 2016, a group of researchers affiliated with InMotion presented a poster entitled “Early Results on Preservation of Motor Performance in a Community-Based Exercise Program”. The poster text detailed the results of a study of 28 volunteers with Parkinson’s disease attending physical activity programs (dance, exercise, sports, tai chi, yoga) at InMotion. Each person was individually assessed on the basis of a number of tests of physical performance at the beginning of their attendance at InMotion, and after 6 months of participation. ...