I recently spoke before a PD support group and had someone ask me about keeping cognitively sharp in the face of the disease. I knew this was a question on the minds of many young people with the disease as they presumably had many years of life ahead of them for brain changes to occur. This woman's personal solution was to challenge her brain by doing Sudoku every day.
Blog Archive for January 2011
But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.
~ Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell & Sol Marcus
Originally sung by the the legendary Nina Simone and later covered as a blues anthem by the likes of Eric Burden and Joe Cocker, these lyrics also express a lament many with PD might well recognize. There is growing recognition that this disorder of movement is also a disorder of communication.