Monday, October 5, 2009

parkinson's blogs worth mentioning

Parkinson's Blogs Worth Mentioning by Taryn Simpson

It seems that everyone is on the Internet these days! As I was searching for some information last week, I came upon a Parkinson's disease blog network with blogs written by Parkinson's disease sufferers about medication, symptoms, and so on.

Some bloggers keep an online diary of getting around and coping with the symptoms. Others write about medication that works for them.

I found it extremely interesting. There are senior citizens, young onset patients, men, women, newly diagnosed patients, patients who have lived with the disease for many years, and doctors who blog about their experiences with Parkinson's disease; there are financiers who play poker for PD; support groups; and podcasts that cater to the Parkinson's community. Once you start reading, it will captivate you.

I found more than four pages of blogs that relate to Parkinson's disease. We are fortunate to live in an age when we are able to reach out and connect with others so easily. I remember the days of making a trip to the library and perusing encyclopedias and other reference books to learn more about Parkinson's disease. Now, accessing information is as easy as a click of a mouse.

Whether you have questions about medication, a doctor's perspective, a personal journey, or symptoms, these blogs are a great place to begin your journey. Who knows? It may inspire you to start your own blog about Parkinson's disease. You'll learn a great deal about yourself and others. You will "meet" people from literally all over the world and make new friends.

Take a look; I think you will enjoy these Parkinson's disease blogs.

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