Parkinson's Journey

My personal journey as a woman with Parkinson's Disease. 

Women and Parkinson’s Disease

By HeatherWolynic | March 15, 2020

The Differences Women  Face With Parkinson’s Disease After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 2 years ago my life has changed dramatically. I  immediately noticed a huge disparity between women and men. Especially in women under 50. The Parkinsons Foundation provides a wealth of information for all of your questions in regards to PD. I highly…

Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease

By HeatherWolynic | March 5, 2020

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms. These benefits are supported by research. The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people…

Holiday Travel Tips with Parkinsons

By HeatherWolynic | December 19, 2019

I recently was able to travel to New York City during the holiday season to celebrate my anniversary. Traveling isn’t quite as easy since being diagnosed, but following these tips helped ease the anxiety of traveling. Plan Ahead Ask your neurologist to give you the name of a doctor in the area to which you…

Parkinsons Prevalence Project

By HeatherWolynic | October 4, 2019

Prevalence Project When a large population of people have a disease like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it. This information helps researchers, healthcare professionals, and even legislators determine how many resources should be allocated to addressing and…

Speech & Communication With Parkinsons

By HeatherWolynic | August 18, 2019

GIRL TALK with PD For the longest time,  I thought I just had terrible hearing and that no one could hear me speak. Or that I didn’t speak loud enough. One of my best friends and I would joke all the time because we always misheard each other. Girl Talk just wasn’t the same when…

Parkinsons Health

By HeatherWolynic | August 12, 2019

Be Strong, Be Fearless, Be Beautiful As women its so important to remember to be the strongest version of you! Take a moment and remind yourself where you are & how you got there. Hard work, determination, and strength are just a few ways women have fought to get where they are today! Living with…

Fatigue and Parkinsons

By HeatherWolynic | August 9, 2019

Three Things to Motivate You!  “I didn’t get there by wishing for it, or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estee Lauder Parkinson’s disease (PD) is mostly known for the symptoms of tremors. But a third of PD patients feel physically or mentally exhausted. This is not a general sleepiness. This is…