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Who Took My Keys?

Well, we’re all getting older. And you can’t set the clock back. Not only can’t you run a mile as fast as a sloth (these animals are slower than centipedes), hit a ball over the fence for a home run or jump over the tennis net like you used to, but your joints are so...

Advanced Parkinson’s Disease: Bruce Ballard

Hi: First, thanks to Robert Berson for bringing to our attention a dance program, Dance For Parkinson's Disease, which is providing free weekly classes from March 13th to May 15th in the Ossining Library (not the library in Sing Sing - repeating - do not go to the...

PPP Treasury Report

There’s been talk, whispers at first, then louder rumblings, about some ‘questionable behavior’ by the treasurer of PPP – that would be me. For example, some of the Bored members didn’t appreciate our purchase of extra cake for me after the last recent party. Well,...

PPP – 100th Session!

Congratulations to Robert Cattan and Ed Campbell for winning the doubles tournament held to commemorate the 100th session of Ping Pong Parkinson. Kudos, as well, to Andy Schloat for his huge generosity in providing a fantastic Ping Pong Cake. (Jeez, it was good.) We...

Why Can’t I Beat That Guy? (Part III Dunning/Kruger)

I was snuffling at my next session with my 200 dollar per hour headshrinker. He asked me why I was making the respiratory noises and I lied. I told him I had a cold, but I was really about to cry. He handed me a tissue (for which I wondered if there would be an extra...

Why Can’t I Beat That Guy? (Part II: Dunning/Kruger)

Ya know what my guru, the shrink, said? He said that, to some degree, we are all McArthur Wheelers! That’s right. Maybe our ideas are not as outrageous as Wheeler’s ludicrous folly, but we share with him, unhappily, a penchant for being overconfident – a confidence...

PD and Diet

PD and Diet In a previous blog, I had cited a Lancet published study regarding dairy and health which recommended that these foods be part of a healthy diet in order to prevent “cardiovascular disease events.” However, I have recently come across a study (2007) which...

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