Socialization and Parkinson's Disease
To: @chrisj2491 @denie57 @johnjames @trouble4343 @ggopher @tntredhead @aperob @caryp43 @burgle @macbeth @knightkris Hi all, As you have all noticed I always mention the importance of support groups when we discuss the “isolating” effect of PD (or any other chronic illness). I’m sure that you must feel that I’m overusing this whole concept, especially for those who tend to be private people or for folks who have not socialized in a while. I saw an article on the internet about Socialization and Health and I wanted to share it with you.
The Health Benefits of Socializing from Psychology Today
Take a look at it and let’s discuss.
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I recently saw a report on Parkinson’s patients and “shaking”. It shows patients with severe shaking and then riding a bicycle where the shaking completely stops. These appeared to be people in the 50s and 60s. Thought I would post this here in case there is some value for those with these severe affects from Parkinsons.
@meggotty Yes, I have seen that as well. Colleen earlier posted a video of Michael J. Fox playing ice hockey and his shaking disappeared completely. There is something to activity that you enjoy being beneficial for PD symptoms. Did you mean to post a website? If so, it did not show up in your post. Teresa
New to this site, do you know if any research has shown the part of the brain that can be stimulated by this activity to stop those shakes? I wonder if it’s also that part of the brain that stroke victims with severe speech impairment seem to be able to sing perfectly, words come so easy when this happens, same with prayers, All these phenomena seem to relate to memorizing by rote. Not sure if I’m making myself understood here, but would love to know if there’s a connection with all of this, PD as well as stroke victims with sever speech. thanks for your reply. Do not have a website, should I have posted in one?
Welcome. I don’t know of any formal studies, but I am sure some of the group does. I do know I have a "normal" voice when I sing or do my really bad imitation of John Wayne or the like.
@meggotty I do not have any clinical knowledge to share with you about this either. Perhaps another member might be able to join in on this discussion. Teresa
I understand the point in the brain that relates to Parkinson’s is very close to the point in the brain that relates to depression and bipolar disorder, I learned this info from reading some of my insurance policy which says my company won’t do the Parkinson’s operation on me because I have bipolar disorder. I don’t know if it relates to speech.