Working so no one is isolated because of Parkinson's. Welcome to the PRO website. As our site matures, we are enjoying accolades and appreciation for it's content and easy to access resources. Thank you to all who have given us their feedback. The WELLNESS VILLAGE continues to grow as more and more professionals dedicated to the Parkinson's community offer their services. Read, enjoy, SHARE our site with others... you are not alone. PRO is here for you... Let us know how we may better serve.
There were no more miracles left. Ronald Solon Johnson, born on March 3, 1934 in Roanoke, VA, died on March 12, 2016 at home in Indian Wells, CA. He was predeceased by his parents William Otis and Hylda Maude (Sink) Johnson and his older brother, Walter Clifford Johnson. While attending Andrew Lewis High School, he was on the football and track teams and won the state championship as discus thrower. Ron went on to graduate from … [Read More...]
April is Parkinson’s Awareness month, or is it? People with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families are aware of Parkinson’s every minute of every day. Parkinson’s Resource Organization is too. Being aware is one thing, outwardly demonstrating your interest and support for those dealing with Parkinson’s gives all of us hope and energy. Supporting our efforts to ease the pain, the struggles and unbelievable heartbreak felt by so many … [Read More...]
THE BENEFITS OF THE WELLNESS VILLAGE A TESTIMONIAL LETTER Dearest Jo, I will never forget meeting you at Lucy Curci Cancer Center when mom and I were there for her many tests. Later we learned she needed hospice and we found the right hospice center through you and the Wellness Village. I can’t thank you enough for leading us to your Wellness Village. THERE IS NO BETTER RESOURCE FOR THE MONEY! People know the Wellness … [Read More...]
YOUR LIFE HAS CHANGED By Robert Grove, PhD. Co-owner of Desert Psychology and NeuroScience Center Dealing with Parkinson’s disease is not easy. Periods of postural rigidity and the temporary inability to move (freezing) are troubling. Tremors come and go for no reason. Balance issues can put you at risk for falling, and require constant vigilance. Your voice can fail you, and that can easily lead to feeling frustrated, … [Read More...]
WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A HOME CARE AGENCY Kerry Goss – Owner - Senior Helpers of the Desert Kerry Goss Owner, Senior Helpers of the Desert While finding a caregiver on your own may initially appear to be less expensive, the cost difference becomes negligible when time, taxes, insurance and your security are factored in. When considering hiring a caregiver to help with services in your home, make … [Read More...]
USING YOUR NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM TO CHANGE BRAIN CHEMISTRY By LeAnn Brightwell, CM Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CM) Because all your movement patterns were put into the computer of your brain when you were a baby, the neuromuscular system is entirely unconscious. What this means is, when you have an intention such as reaching for something or bending down to pick something up from the floor, you don’t think … [Read More...]
Lucy Sanchez, M.S. CCC-SLP certified in LSVT LOUD Speech Language Pathologists can be a great resource in improving your receptive and expressive communication, aid in preventing memory loss, offer caregiver recommendations and help with sound pronunciation. The focus of this article is to discuss another valuable service: building swallowing strength. Dysphagia is a term used to diagnose when a patient expresses having … [Read More...]