Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-16 Sheryl Jedlinski

Category Archives: Politics of PD

Envisioning a Parkinson’s free world

By Sheryl Jedlinski As my husband, Tony, and I entered the Oregon Convention Center for the opening of the 2016 World Parkinson’s Congress, I could hardly believe we had made … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Wake-up call for PD awareness

By Sheryl Jedlinski Conservative pundits are fueling rumors that Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease, and is therefore unfit to be President. Their fairytale is based on a diagnosis made by a … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Finding courage

By Sheryl Jedlinski As teens, my cousin, Wanda, and I would alternate summers at each other’s homes in California and New York. As much as we enjoyed our time together, … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

One million strong

By Sheryl Jedlinski The number of Americans living with Parkinson’s disease has surpassed one million, and 60,000 more swell our ranks each year. While this is not something to celebrate, … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Let the buyer beware

  I was commiserating with a friend about our various aches and pains when she asked if I had tried emu oil. She had heard television’s Dr. Oz, a board … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Fox initiative promises patients seat at the table

When asked to be an ambassador for a new health initiative co-sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and Abbvie — I jumped at the opportunity to be part … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Raising awareness means telling our stories

I recently noticed that Holocaust Remembrance Day typically falls during Parkinson’s Awareness Month. How is it that one of the most heinous crimes against humanity came to be memorialized against … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 7 Comments

Your help will make the difference

Halfway through Parkinson’s awareness month, it occurs to me that we are doing the same things we’ve always done and expecting different outcomes. This is as effective as banging our … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thanks to our “Tulip Spotters”

A big thank you to our volunteer “Tulip Spotters” who responded right away to my call to post Parkinson’s-related events on a free, online, interactive calendar at http://www.pdcalendar.info The idea … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Tear down the walls”

With Parkinson’s Awareness Month just around the corner, my husband, Tony, and I are gifting a free, online, interactive calendar http://www.pdcalendar.info  to the extended Parkinson’s community. This shared, single space will … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

I have a Parkinson’s dream

Like the late Martin Luther King Jr., I, too, have a dream inspired by experiences that have changed the way I see the world going forward. My dream is that … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why we still have no cure for PD

The most eye-opening factoid I took away from the 2013 World Parkinson Congress (WPC) is that almost one-third of all clinical trials fail to enroll enough participants to get off … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Another voice for the cure

News that 11-time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease has renewed discussion about how we fund medical research in our country. Many see Ronstadt’s personal tragedy … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

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