Exercise for your brain

As the coronavirus impacts our lives, we need ways to care for ourselves and one another. Whether you are well-practiced in staying in, or making lots of changes to your daily life, the pandemic brings up many emotions. It is also a critical time to care for our nervous systems. In doing so, we strengthen our minds, bodies, and particularly our immune systems.



Attend Capital District PD Support Group virtual meeting https://www.cdparkinsons.org/next-meetings


Other things to keep you busy


Use Lynda Scrager’s book to “Age in Place – A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home” to make you home more safe.

Help the Library of Congress transcribe documents to make them searchable https://crowd.loc.gov/

Learn something new (or review things you knew) Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice.  This video teaches about PD medications https://youtu.be/5hM8xUB07Y0   I enjoyed learning to make animations by coding in java script https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/programming

edX | Free Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, & more | edX


Access 2000 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide. Gain new skills and earn a certificate of completion. I learned about constitutional law and contracts.

Virtual Museum Tours  – These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch. Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

Write a letter. In the age of text messages and FaceTime, we don’t write out our feelings in long form. Get out some nice paper and spread some love to a friend or family member.

Call a friend. If you’re usually a text person, pick up the phone or video call a faraway friend. The extra connection really makes you feel closer.

Make art - https://parkinsonsdisease.net/research-studies/art-therapy/



Make a Pecha Kutcha story

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