On all of my "Decade with Parkinson's Disease" posts I have selected a feature image of original artwork. There is a reason for that. It's because art is such an important player in the lives of many with Parkinson's Disease. Betcha didn't know that, did ya? Neither did I. And it sounds sort of crazy.… Continue reading A Decade With Parkinson’s Disease: What’s With All The Artists?
Signing up for a clinical study is not an irreversible decision. Trial participants always have the right to change their mind. After agreeing to participate in the Parkinson's Progressive Marker Initiative (PPMI) at the Cleveland Clinic I went home and spent more than a few days questioning my decision. I found many reasons why I… Continue reading A Decade with Parkinson’s Disease: On Becoming a “Lab Rat”
Near the end of every summer, an invitation arrives in my mailbox. It's my reward for completing another year of the PPMI clinical trial at the Cleveland Clinic - an appreciation dinner hosted by the Cleveland Clinic and the Michael J Fox Foundation. It has been held annually at the Cleveland Racquet Club. It's a beautiful… Continue reading Life with Parkinson’s Disease Part 6: PPMI Appreciation Dinner