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Cooking Made Easy in Parkinson’s

Cooking Made Easy in Parkinson’s
It's much easier to maintain a healthy diet when you cook yourself.  However, Parkinson’s symptoms can often make doing so challenging and exhausting. Thankfully, smart planning can help you fall in love with cooking again. Mentioned below are some tools and tricks that can help you cook healthy, tasty meals safely and easily. As a thumb rule, don’t be tempted to do something...

How can Art help challenge Parkinson’s?

art help parkinsons
Many Parkinson’s fighters turn to art and enjoy the therapeutic effects and satisfaction it can bring to life. Apart from improving motor skills and reducing the tremors and muscle stiffness, Art seems to help Parkinson’s fighters by working on the subconscious, stimulating the imagination and promoting a sense of inner peace.  Although the mechanism for these positive changes is...

Talking to Kids About Parkinson’s

Talking to kids about Parkinson’s
The first question that accompanies a Parkinson’s diagnosis is - “How do I tell my children/grandchildren?” Being fearful, you might like to withhold the news. But being honest and open with them about the neurodegenerative disorder is usually best. When children know they are being kept informed, it helps make the experience less frightening. That being said, we understand...

Keep Your Dental Health in Check. Here’re 5 tips

dental health check
The four primary Parkinson’s symptoms - rigidity, tremors, bradykinesia, and postural instability make it hard to maintain daily oral hygiene regimen. When combined with medication fluctuations, the simple task of brushing or flossing turns into a nightmare. A hygienist, Parkinson's fighter will understand this nightmare, which can be compounded if he/she also has missing teeth or toothaches. Not being...

9zest Celebrates Parkinson’s Awareness Month with #IamUnshaken

Parkinson’s Awareness Month
9zest is celebrating Parkinson’s Awareness Month with its engagement campaign #IAmUnshaken on the web and social media. Aiming to address, discuss, and educate people about challenges posed by the neurological disorder, the campaign is creating buzz on social media already. #IAmUnshaken is an effort by Team 9zest to connect with Parkinson’s fighters across the globe, to make them more informed...

Finding the right Parkinson’s support group

Parkinson’s Support Group
Many Parkinson’s fighters find support groups tremendously helpful in coping with the everyday realities of having the disease. While a support group doesn’t exactly replace the standard medical care, it can make an individual feel less isolated as he/she makes connections with others facing similar challenges. Since such groups come in different formats (from large, formal meetings to smaller "living-room"...

Tears May Help Aid Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Parkinson’s Diagnosis
Tears may determine Parkinson’s diagnosis, as per the study conducted by the author Mark Lew, MD, The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Lew adds, "We believe our research is the first to show that tears may be a reliable, inexpensive and noninvasive biological...

Being a Great Dog Parent, Even with Parkinson’s

dog parent even with parkinson's
We all know how Parkinson’s fighters struggle at finishing daily tasks and require help at some point. What’s important to know is how dogs can be of a great help here. Today, service dogs are commonly trained to help Parkinson’s fighters. Pooping on command, picking things up and handing them over, pulling a wheelchair, opening a door, and operating light switches make...

A Woman’s Guide to being Fashionable, even with Parkinson’s

fashion with parkinson's
While Parkinson's might affect your sense of taste, one sense that shouldn't have to suffer is your taste in fashion. Even though comfort is an important consideration in Parkinson’s, you can still enjoy indulging in your own personal style. After all, life with Parkinson’s does not mean that style and fashionability go out of the window. With the help of a...

‘9zest Experience’ Now Available on Web

9zest Experience
9zest recently launched the web version for 9zest Parkinson’s Therapy, 9zest Stroke Rehab and 9zest FixHealth. The web version will allow 9zest users to workout via a web browser. This implies that the same 9zest experience will be available on a bigger screen, i.e., desktop, laptop and Smart TV (using Chromecast, Roku, etc.). This also means 9zest therapeutic solutions now...