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Phase Update.
Blogger tells me that its been since December 2013 since I last posted here. Not being much of a creative type, that doesn't surprise me. Indeed, in the big picture, that's not so long ago. When I began this blog I was not lo...
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I'm just wondering if any of you diagnosed with PD experience anything like your brain being "loose" inside your skull at times? I do and its very annoying and a bit disconcerting.  On the upside, that sensation is not always there, and when it is, it seems to go away if I press on with some activity. 
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It does seem as though a positive attitude trumps a bummer.
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The sentiments Parkinson's Biology are shared by Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel “In Search of Memory: Eric Kandel” by World Economic Forum, CC BY-SA 2.0 Parkinson's Biology is not alone in holding the view that it’s hig...
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This is a good idea +Marc Cortese .  I'm going to take the liberty to share it to the Parkinson Cafe community, and hope that's ok.
About Parkinson's Biology We are all affected by disease but we usually don’t know anything about the underlying causes. Parkinson’s Biology is intended for inquisitive people that are interested in learning about what’s goi...
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Thank you +Paul D Lefebvre - I'm just getting started but I think I have a good idea about what level of complexity to target.
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I just bought a C720, and I like it. But can anyone tell if/how I can download Google Play Music Manger, and/or is there another way to upload music to my Google Play Music library? GP Music Help doesn't help; unless I don't know what to ask. Thanks,
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You can't upload to Google Play Music from Android either.  I don't know why Google is taking too long to fix this.  Note that Google Play Music uploads from Linux but somehow forgets Android and ChromeOS.
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Is this ("we took a firm line.") the Royal "We"? I'd bet it is. ~~ That was an exhausting outing, but you guys always manage to find the stars; but then, you seem to make lemonade from lemons. I wonder at your energy. ~~ Glad to hear that Martin acquiesced; his gain and enjoyment.
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Yet another heavy snow day. As I anticipate clearing the snow later from my driveway between the garage and the street, I wonder if I'll be able to lift to the top and over the mounds that have already accumulated. Yesterday we went to a funeral as the weather here climbed out of the deep-freeze, and as we drove home in sunny temps of 24 degrees, I commented on what a nice day it was. Perspective! ~~ Well, anyway, since I like reading and being engaged with the computer, a snow day such as today gives me legit cover. And I know too that I'll get all the air-changing exercise I need with the shovels that stand at the ready outside  the backdoor.
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Thanks Fiona; it really can be nice.
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Here's a story of an interesting observational study. I wonder if it rings true for any of you taking levadopa.
People taking dopamine for Parkinson's disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates their expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.
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Yes, I'm sure that applies to Martin as well. The loss of control must be very difficult to deal with, and must affect the energy to take on other challenges. 
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This is the first I've heard of this. I hope we'll be able to hear of its progress.
FoxFeed Blog Posted by  Maggie McGuire, March 10, 2014 Image of spinal cord and nervous system courtesy of NIH Deep brain stimulation is a game changer for many Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. This therapy can all...
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A couple of members of our support group see a cervical chiropractor and talk about how his wife has improved on her mobility.  We are going to have him as a speaker in October.
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Bravo. Good story. And Bravo, too, for your solo trip at 84. Your story here is a good one, and well-told. I'm going to share it with the Parkinson Cafe community on Google+ where I'm sure others in the PD community will find it interesting also. 
My diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease in September 2009 at age 80 gave my life a new focus and challenge. Finding ways to meet this challenge helped make 2010 the best year of my life. I hope this blog will be a place where I can connect with others who also are dealing with aging and its ...
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Phew! First, let me say again, Fiona, you do write a nice letter. You write kindly and clearly in your circumspect; all for whom you have lessons will appreciate that. And amongst your lessons, I am always glad for, is to be optimistic and committed. You are both indeed, and on many fronts.  ~~ My best to +Martin Purchase , and to both of you, a Happy Valentine's Day and Anniversary.
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Hi Paul,

Apologies for the late reply. I just found your comment. Many thanks - it's very much appreciated x
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+Alex Flynn 's ongoing story is truly remarkable. Of course, not everyone would be able to respond to a PD diagnosis this way - he was already an active and highly trained athlete. Anyone wanting to read his inspiring full story can find it here in the Mirror newspaper of Jan 29th:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/alex-flynn-raced-6214-miles-3091167#ixzz2rtokgSrZ

I few excerpts from the article that impressed me:

“I hope I have proved that being diagnosed with a condition like Parkinson’s isn’t the end of your life.”

Alex set himself a mission to raise £1million for Parkinson’s research. His first challenge would be to run, cycle, climb and kayak 10 million metres – all in competitive races.

And he is still very much still at it:

Not content with his 10 million metre challenge, Alex now plans to row 2,100 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay in California to Honolulu in Hawaii in June this year, setting three world records in the process.

To sponsor him and donate money for Parkinson’s research, go to:

http://pacificrow2014.co.uk/

Hat tip to +Greg Bufithis  for bringing this story to my attention.
After finding he had Parkinson's disease, sports mad Alex Flynn took on the world's toughest challenges, from Death Valley to the Sahara desert
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