Category Archives: memory exercises

Brain Stimulation

The following suggestion was sent in by a reader:

I have found this a helpful brain stimulation, and it is easy, most people have a computer, with games.

Play solitaire, and when you get dealt a card eg… red 7,  you state in your mind as quickly as you can,, the card before must be a black 6 and the card after must be  black 8. Force yourself to think quickly about these choices. It might sound silly, but it does make you think quickly

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Progesterone Cream and Parkinson’s

Question:

I really wanted to do the tracking info before tomorrow’s memory training. How do I do it?

I am happy to have finally joined Parkinson’s Recovery. I have been trying alternative methods for years and I realized quite some time ago after seeing various practitioners and doing online research, including your newsletter which is great- that it is a combination of diet, exercise, etc. that may be different for each individual’s recovery. I had worked on diet especially because a naturopathic doctor had told me how important it was to balance my ph.which was dangerously acidic. I tried diet, yoga, supplements, etc. for @ 6 months and was doing somewhat better symptom wise but still was not able to balance my ph. I realized after buying a friend with hot flashes progesterone cream that I too was in need of the cream

I think sometimes as a pder we block all feelings and symptoms into, one category –

“It’s pd that is making me feel this way.”

After using the cream for a week I was surprised by my dyskinesia reduction, I had been “flopping” violently sometimes for more than an hour with every going off/coming on medication withdrawal and dosing. Now about 3 weeks into the use of the cream which I felt my body just soaking up and screaming –

“Finally! you figured it out”

I am down to minimal flopping. Also I have gotten my appetite back and have gained 4.5 lbs since starting the cream. Another pleasant suprise is my ph has been balanced both urine and saliva 7 out of 9 days past.

This is one of the reasons I am very interested in the memory training. I had no idea that memory training could influence hormone balancing. So I have been improving rather quickly over the past 3-4 weeks. Today, after trying some of your exercises and listening to and trying some of the have you considered ideas I have so far had a “flopless day”

It could be the placebo effect as I usually react positively to new ideas or treatments rather quickly but I want to believe it is more than that. I am excited about having all of this information in one central location and being able to track my progress as I have a habit when I have been going through a bad time to feel helpless and give into negative thinking.

Your website has restored my hope in recovery – if I can just stay disciplined enough to visit everyday – I know that is the trick. I had been falling a lot since December and have really been in a funk lately and realized I hadn’t done any yoga for the past 5 months, making excuses to not do much at all besides eating healthy sporadically and cutting down on my medication, taking more mucuna than sinemet, etc.

So, the cream gave me a real jump start and I feel with a combination of things that I can recover. Anyway I hadn’t planned on such a long letter but sometimes you wind me up and on I go. Well thanks again for all your doing and I hope to get an answer soon to my question about the symptom tracking.

Turtle

Response:

You can track your symptoms whenever you are inspired. You first have to register which means you have to provide a user name and password and that is all there is to it. No names are requested since tracking is entirely anonymous.

Symptom tracker is free. After getting a baseline, you get to see a plot of how your symptoms shift over time. Most people are unaware of their improvements, so this is a way of celebrating your progress.

To register at symptom tracker visit:

http://www.symptomtracker.info/parkinsons/login.php

First register, and then you are good to go.

Anyone can join Parkinsons Recovery and participate in the memory exercises this month. Membership is free for thirty days if you sign up by July 30th so anyone who wishes can participate in the memory exercises.

http://www.parkinsonsrecovery.org

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