Drug Regimen Updated Again!
Bruce

Drug Regimen Updated Again!

Here’s my latest drug regimen, which my neurologist updated to increase the Clonazepam and Nortriptyline, which should tamp down the anxiety that was ruthlessly ruling (rudely ruining? routinely uprooting?) my life. I’ve included medications prescribed by my primary care physician, such as Androgel and Simvastatin. Morning R = Ropinirole 0.5 mg; S = Sinemet 25/100; …

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Tweak Your DBS Voltage with Your iPhone!
Bruce

Tweak Your DBS Voltage with Your iPhone!

Paul Detlefsen, age 44, of Iselin, New Jersey, has had Young Onset Parkinson’s disease for eight years.  Like a lot of us!  However, he is the first person to be able to control his DBS voltage with his iPhone.  The iPhone communicates with the DBS battery implanted in his chest via Bluetooth. The advantages are …

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Sunny Sundays!
Bruce

Sunny Sundays!

In celebration of all things sunny and to promote an enriched environment, Parking Suns now features every Sunday a different YouTube music clip about the sun! This week it’s Hilary Duff and friend frolicking at the beach while she sings “Chasing the Sun.”  Although in this case, the guy is so attractive the song might also be “Chasing the Son.”   …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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DBS Updates: Now Used for Depression, Too
Bruce

DBS Updates: Now Used for Depression, Too

DBS, or Deep Brain Stimulation, has been an option for treating Parkinson’s disease since the late 1980s.  Basically, surgeons drill two holes in your skull and insert tiny wires into the brain; the wires electronically stimulate the part of the brain that controls movement but has gone kaput because of PD.  The wires run under …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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Parkinson’s Disease Helps Save a Marriage – And Its Sex Life…
Bruce

Parkinson’s Disease Helps Save a Marriage – And Its Sex Life…

…although not in the way you’d expect. This week’s New York Times has a long article on open marriages, and the main couple that the article discusses are Daniel and Elizabeth.  Here’s a summary of their story: Daniel and Elizabeth were happily married in their 20s, but Elizabeth’s interest in sex soon diminished, leaving Daniel …

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