When you bring hundreds of people together with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in one place, everything Parkinson’s seems normal and the world outside our hotel seemed odd. A peace came over us, where explaining ourselves to why we were doing what we were doing wasn’t necessary.
While in Portland,OR for the 4th World Parkinson Congress 2016 (#WPC2016), I visited several vendors and their booths. Here are some of the interesting products and people that I had the opportunity to encounter:
At the time of my diagnosis, I was said to be in the rare two percentile of patients. Now, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) it is estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before the age of 50. It is estimated that 60,000 new cases are diagnosed a year and somewhere between 1 million to 1.5 million people in the United States are living with it.
I tweeted a story this morning that claimed studies prove that organic foods only real benefit is that they are lower in pesticides.
Nothing in our lives is for certain. Whether you are healthy or not, the one certainty is that things change. Plans change. The more flexible we are, the easier it is to adapt to change. Adapting does not mean you stop growing and learning.
10 TIPS FOR BETTER LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE (PD)(AND MAYBE SOME OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES)