Researchers issue caution for people with PD who use cannabis because of its effect on thinking.
See short, informative clips from Parkinson’s News Today
It isn’t every day that an effective new treatment for some Parkinson’s disease symptoms comes along. Especially one that is safe, causes no adverse side effects, and may also benefit the rest of the body and the mind. That’s why I read with excitement and interest a report in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that tai chi may improve balance and prevent falls among people with Parkinson’s disease. Tai chi improves balance and motor control in Parkinson’s disease
An Oregon Research Institute (ORI) exercise study conducted in four Oregon cities has shown significant benefits for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease. In an original article published in the February 9, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine(NEJM), ORI scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D. and colleagues report that a tailored program of twice-weekly Tai Chi training resulted in improved postural stability and walking ability, and reduced falls in the participants.
December 10 – SATURDAY @ 1-4 PM – Holiday Party
November 10, 2016 7:00-900 p.m.
Program: Tips from Physical and Occupational Therapists provided by Noto Physical Therapy. Refreshments: Susan Thomas.
Agenda for Business meeting at 8:00:
Discussion of December elections, current email addresses, Holiday Party. Dues of $15 (per couple/individual) are due. The dollars go to programs / picnics / parties / and literature. Please pay to Sylvia, our Treasurer, at the November meeting.