Category Archives: Favourite Things

Caregiver apps

kaitlynroland   November 26, 2013   No Comments on Caregiver apps

Compiled from Caregivers for Home (have you seen their site? some great info!)… listed below are some apps to help support you during day-to-day care: Caregiver’s Touch To keep all your info in one place. Log essential personal information, like insurance; set up a calendar for caregiving events; manage medications, create a contact list, and keep a medical history log…… Read more »

parkinson bloggers: an update

I thought i’d share an update of what i’ve been reading… blogger addition. some in this list are new, some have been mentioned HERE (parkinson blogger gals) or HERE (more parkinson blogs) but all are wonderful PERSONAL blogs about experiences living with PD. http://pdpatient.wordpress.com http://robynlevygallery.wordpress.com http://thefaceofparkinsons.wordpress.com http://parkinsonshumor.blogspot.ca http://parkybrawler.wordpress.com http://katekelsall.typepad.com/my_weblog/ http://hiyaitsfiona.blogspot.co.uk http://dialoguewithdisability.blogspot.co.uk http://parkinsonsjourney.com http://positivelyparkinsons.blogspot.ca http://marian-pathwalk.blogspot.ca http://www.limyoga.com/wpblog/ http://whynotmeblog.wordpress.com http://parkinsonswomen.com http://benjaminprewitt.com … what have you… Read more »

My favourite things: More Parkinson Blogs

This week I am sharing with you MY favourite Parkinson-related blogs… earlier this week I introduced some lovely lady bloggers and here are some more of my favourites! Positively Parkinson’s by Bob Kuhn – http://positivelyparkinsons.blogspot.ca. Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 53 (2006). He is a lawyer who practices as general counsel to a wide variety of clients, in Vancouver… Read more »

My favourite things: 5 (inspiring!) Parkinson Bloggers Gals

This week is BLOG WEEK… well for me anyways. I want to share with you MY favourite Parkinson-related blogs… and I’m going to start with some lovely ladies… Parkinson’s Humor by Bev Ribaudo – http://parkinsonshumor.blogspot.ca. Bev was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 47.  Her hilarious and insightful stories are now published “Parkinson’s Humor – Funny stories about my life with Parkinson’s Disease”… Read more »

Favourite things – parkinson’s resource books: exercise

1. This book outlines not only yoga, but also covers range of motion exercises, low to no-impact aerobics, strength training, relaxation/meditation and T’ai Chi. The exercises are explained in detail utilizing safe body mechanics and has illustrated variations. This complete wellness program also offers information on home safety, fall prevention, activities of daily living, and body mechanics (including how to get up from the floor)… Read more »

Favourite things – parkinson’s resource books: general info

1. A new book put out by the American Academy of Neurology. It’s contains up-to-date research and is directed towards all people living with Parkinson’s – including person with PD, caregiver , family members, etc. It focuses on how to discuss your diagnosis, how to ask neurologist questions, ways to relieve burden and improve quality of life … and has… Read more »

my favourite things – parkinson’s novels

– 1. The imaginative, hilarious, and moving memoir of a 43-year old woman coping with both Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer. With irreverent and at times mordant humour, Most of Me chronicles Levy’s early, mysterious symptoms of Parkinson’s (a dragging left foot, a frozen left hand, and a crash into “downward dead dog” position on the yoga mat), and her life dealing with… Read more »

my favourite things – yoga for surfing

We are heading up to Tofino to celebrate the long weekend (and my 29th birthday!), so I thought I’d share some of my favourite things about surfing… Since moving to Vancouver Island, we’ve been giving surfing a try. Our first surfing experience was in Lagos, Portugal during one of our European adventures when Darc was living in Germany. – After… Read more »

my favourite things – new winter/rain wear

i’m starting a new regular post called “my favourite things“. there is so much stuff & information out there and it’s hard to know what’s worthwhile. Whether it’s yoga gear reviews, Parkinson’s resources, or basic clothes and shoes, I’ll share my humble opinion and let you know what I’m interested in! – Having recently moved to Victoria, I’m bracing myself for… Read more »