Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-20 Sheryl Jedlinski

Flipping phones

By Sheryl Jedlinski An Apple loyalist since Steve Jobs marketed his first personal computer in the late 1970’s, it saddened me to trade in my iPhone for an Android flip … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Remembering another PD warrior

By Sheryl Jedlinski Early this month, the Parkinson’s disease community lost yet another long-time patient advocate and I lost a friend of more than 20 years. Linda Herman and I met … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

PD patients lose a strong advocate

The Parkinson’s disease community lost one of its most influential early patient advocates with the passing of Perry Cohen, PhD on May 9. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 1996, he dedicated … Continue reading

May 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Breaking the silence on incontinence

By Sheryl Jedlinski I recently came within seconds of living out one of my worst nightmares… becoming incontinent in public and exposing my embarrassing secret to the world. For the … Continue reading

August 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Who moved my Sinemet?

By Sheryl Jedlinski When drug maker Merck announced that its brand name SINEMET® would be unavailable in the United States for the foreseeable future, I felt like someone had pulled the … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Losing a great physician

by Sheryl Jedlinski My Movement Disorders Specialist and friend of more than 20 years recently announced that she will close her clinical practice and stop seeing patients after June 30. … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · 3 Comments

Honoring the memory of those who walked before us

By Sheryl Jedlinski I joined the 2018 American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Optimism Walk to honor the memory of my friend Jo-Ann Golec, who died last year, having lived a … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Physical therapy can make “off” time work for you

By Shery Jedlinski I went for a physical therapy (PT) evaluation seeking confirmation that the long-term gains I achieved through daily exercise were disappearing. How else could I explain why … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

It Takes Two to Tango: Choreographing Successful Doctor-Patient Relationships

By Sheryl Jedlinski When I tell people I’ve had Parkinson’s disease for 20 years, the first thing they ask is who my movement disorders specialist (MDS) is and what medicines … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

There’s always something new to learn

By Sheryl Jedlinski Having participated in educational programs related to Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years, I sometimes start thinking there is nothing new to learn, and that I … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Profits from new book to benefit PD research

By Sheryl Jedlinski With the abundant support of the Parkinson’s community, my newly published book, “Parkinson’s? You’re kidding me, right? One woman’s unshakeable belief in overcoming a shaky diagnosis!” is … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bringing my world back into focus

By Sheryl Jedlinski Over the past year, I have been experiencing increasing blurriness and double vision, especially when working at my computer or reading. I find myself straining to bring … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Managing Parkinson’s with exercise

By Sheryl Jedlinski Do the results of every new Parkinson’s exercise study leave you confused about the role of exercise in managing this progressive disease? If so, you are not … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

With gratitude, I announce the publication of my first book

Twenty years of fighting the good fight. Sixty-five drafts of the manuscript to get the book to press. A publishing entity that didn’t exist a month ago. I’m delighted to … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · 10 Comments

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