Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Welcome to Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism podcast.

Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease experience crushing anxiety and overwhelming depression. This does not include the unrelenting progression that affects the way we move and think. There isn’t a cure and individuals are forced to wait as the progression takes over. Hope can be difficult to find.

This Parkinson’s podcast follows a man who was diagnosed with P.D. in his early forties. Listen as Daniel reinvents his life while celebrating the victories and is learning from the defeats. This podcast “strikes a healthy balance between the path of idealistic optimism and frightening pessimism”.

Daniel returns to the podcast and shares the insight he gleamed with Bryan from taking his son on a trip to the western states of the U.S. The brothers discuss the negative effects that stress and rushing have on the effects of Parkinson's. For the episode, Daniel and Bryan cover how a mental disciple is at times the only defense to defend your emotional and mental state. It's so easy to grow anxious to where you can no longer function due to being so overwhelmed. A mental superpower is the ability to consistently practice mindfulness. Improving how we choose to perceive the world is a skill. Like any skill, the more you practice the better you get at it. The more consistent you practice the better chance mindfulness becomes habit-forming. The practice of mindfulness and the calmness it provides leads to a decrease in tremor, muscle stiffness, movement slowness, problems with gait, and sleeping problems. Daniel shares his strategy to assign designated times to focus on the problems that need to be addressed. By assigning the thoughts that lead to anxiety to a specific time allows one to be free during non "office hours". Finally, Daniel and Bryan cover the news about the Food and Drug Administration's approval of Medtronic’s technologically advanced deep brain stimulation (DBS) system which is designed to more precisely target motor symptoms. Also, learn about the Silver Sneakers program designed to offer incentives for those with disabilities by providing free gym memberships. Add your experience and suggestions to the conversation in this Parkinson's podcast. If you would like to leave Daniel a voice message and you live in the U.S. call 1-706-873-1656. Email us at or visit our site — Send in a voice message:
  1. 2.9 Trek to Mindfulness
  2. 2.8 The Spree of '83
  3. 2.7 Makes Me Who I Am
  4. 2.6 Letter To The Care Partner
  5. 2.5 Trying to Communicate

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