December 12, 2013


Once a month I attend our local Parkinson's Support Group.  I'm considered part of the "staff", because I lead Tai Chi exercises.  I've been going for over a year, now, and each time I go I learn a lot.  I think it's good to always be learning.

This month the speaker was a Movement Disorder Specialist.  That means he's a Neurologist who specializes in helping people who have difficulty moving their bodies thru their daily lives in a normal manner.  These are some of the things I learned at the meeting, that apply to everyone, not just Parkinson's patients.

  • One of the best ways to stave-off dementia is to learn a 2nd language.  People who are bi-lingual delay dementia by up to 20 years.
  • Up until about 10 years ago, it was thought that brain cells could not re-new themselves.  Once damaged they stayed damaged.  About 10 years ago this was proven to be faulty knowledge.
  • It's good for your brain for you to try new things or to change-up your routines.  For instance, altering your exercise routine on a regular basis is good for your brain, plus good for your body.

I'm throwing in some photos from a recent walk because I think all post should have photos.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,

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