YOUR LIFE HAS CHANGED

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 … [Read more...]

USING YOUR NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM TO CHANGE BRAIN CHEMISTRY

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 … [Read more...]

PREVENT ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA WITH A HEALTHY SWALLOW

  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 … [Read more...]

BIG MOVEMENTS

Stacy Hennis PT, C/NDT, LSVT BIG certified Frequently people ask about the best exercises for people with Parkinson’s disease. There is not one simple thing that everyone could do and it would make a huge impact. Unfortunately, we’re all different, respond differently, have a different set of problems. However, the one thing that benefits … [Read more...]

Desert Psychology and NeuroScience Center

NEUROSCIENCE: Recent neuroscience studies have focused on Parkinson’s.   Many aspects of the ‘psychological’ problems found in Parkinson’s have been directly linked to biochemical and neurobehavioral changes in brain function. Reduced dopamine levels have been implicated in motor problems. Serotonin levels are also affected. Serotonin deficits … [Read more...]