Ideas while staying home

COVID-19 Resources

On-line exercise

Stay calm

  • Beyond my Battle -THE BATTLE KIT: COVID-19 – AT HOME RESOURCES FOR CARE & CALM

  • Listen to Tera Brach Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart, and walk through a strategy to handle emotions called RAIN ( Recognize, Acknowledge, Investigate, Non-Identify).

  • The mindfulness app Headspace is making a lot of their material free, including a collection of meditations, sleep, and movement exercises called Weathering the Storm

  • Parkinsons.org - Emotional Stress, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement. We define mindfulness and the role emotional stress plays on the brain.WATCH NOW

  • Parkinsons.org - Staying Sane Through QuarantineWe discuss quarantine and social distancing challenges and ways to cope with this new normal. WATCH NOW

On line meetings

  • Click for future Capital District PD Support Group virtual meeting dates and time.

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/

  • 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.

  • Get your bicycle ready to ride.

  • 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.

  • Become a YouTube star.

  • Make a Pecha Kutcha story.

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Education

  • Parkinsons.org -Expert Briefing: PD and Medication: What’s New? Fernando Pagan, MD, highlights the latest PD medications and the future of PD treatments. WATCH NOW

  • Parkinsons.org - Ask the Expert: How Can I Benefit from Telemedicine? Roy Alcalay, MD, walks us through a telehealth appointment and his practical tips.WATCH NOW

  • Learn something new (or review things you knew) Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Care Partner Resources

Articles, videos, and more to help support Care Partners

now and any time. https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/care-partners/

 

Core Strengthening Exercises for Parkinson’s

A series of videos of Sarah King, PT, DPT to help you

strengthen you core with at home workouts. https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/blog/core-strengthening-for-parkinsons-1/

 

Davis Phinney Foundation YouTube Channel

A collection of past webinars and inspiring videos to help

you live well. https://www.youtube.com/user/davisphinneyfdn

Every Victory Counts Manual

Available in print or digital, the gold-standard of

Parkinson’s information. Domestic shipping of this free

resource is waived through the end of 2020. https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/resources/every-victory-counts-2017/
 

Nutrition

A collection of articles, videos, and more to help you eat to

live well. https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/nutrition
 

Ways to Live Well with Parkinson’s Right Now

In this video, Connie and Davis Phinney share how they

are coping with the COVID-19 challenges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhBz8sF1_0&feature=youtu.be
 

Live Well TODAY Webinar Series

Our collection of live upcoming webinars as well as

archives of past webinars. https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/resources/webinars
 

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