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Hazards of Winter Weather and Parkinson's

Posted by @hopeful33250, Dec 13, 2016

To: @chrisj2491 @denie57 @johnjames @trouble4343 @ggopher @tntredhead @aperob @caryp43 @burgle and @macbeth: All of us with PD have concerns about falls and injuries. With winter on it’s way, I’d like to start a discussion on how we handle the safety hazards that come with winter weather with it’s snow and icy conditions. This came to my attention by an article posted by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. I encourage you all to take a look at the link and let’s discuss their ideas (and any others) that you may have come up with to handle the “hazards of winter weather.” In addition to the physical problems that come with winter there are also mood problems that we can discuss with the change in weather. http://www.parkinson.org/find-help/blogs/tips-for-daily-living/december-2016.

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I wandered around the site, learned some things I didn’t know including some drug interactions, ordered a free go kit and made a donation. Win-win. 

Steve  

Luckily we moved to Southern New Mexico a few years ago so don’t have many worries about the snow. If it comes, it only lasts a few hours. I always keep my hubby’s medication ready for at least a week and carry information in my wallet regarding both our medications. He is never out without me. We are lucky in that our daughter calls (from 3,000 miles away) every night to make sure everything is OK. When i read about others problems and difficulties, I realize I am lucky in that I have a great caregiver time and a daughter, grandson and God son who worries about us and keeps close tabs on us. As you can probably tell, this was a good day and I got out of the house for about 90 minutes tonight with friends. Something I rarely do but it gave me a new outlook =at least for a few days.

@tntredhead

Luckily we moved to Southern New Mexico a few years ago so don’t have many worries about the snow. If it comes, it only lasts a few hours. I always keep my hubby’s medication ready for at least a week and carry information in my wallet regarding both our medications. He is never out without me. We are lucky in that our daughter calls (from 3,000 miles away) every night to make sure everything is OK. When i read about others problems and difficulties, I realize I am lucky in that I have a great caregiver time and a daughter, grandson and God son who worries about us and keeps close tabs on us. As you can probably tell, this was a good day and I got out of the house for about 90 minutes tonight with friends. Something I rarely do but it gave me a new outlook =at least for a few days.

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@tntredhead Thanks for your response! I’m happy to hear that you have such a good support system in place. It is also great that you have moved to a warmer climate. Your plan on having extra meds sound like a good plan. I’m trusting that everyone has a system like this in place.

@ggopher

I wandered around the site, learned some things I didn’t know including some drug interactions, ordered a free go kit and made a donation. Win-win. 

Steve  

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Hi @ggopher, Glad to hear that the website was helpful to you. Could you tell us about the free go kit that you ordered? It might be of interest to others. Do you have any special plans in place for winter hazards?

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