Shoes matter. I rock the New Balance Velcro 813s now. I am happy that I have that option. If you are buying shoes for someone with Parkinson's or any mobility or communication issues, I offer some tips. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 44. Copyright 2021 My mother was an active woman. She was downright athletic, … Continue reading If the shoe fits
If I don't use my muscles, they can atrophy. Is it the same for social skills? By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 39. Copyright 2021 A while back, I took some video of myself in preparation for an appointment with my Parkinson’s specialist. When I ran it back, I noticed that I had a stiff upper … Continue reading Use it or lose it
I wear a cloth mask to pick up groceries. I wear the Parkinson's Mask all the time. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 33. Copyright 2020 I wear a mask. When I take it off, I’m still wearing a mask. I don’t wear a cloth mask because I am afraid or a sheep or making a … Continue reading Under the Mask
By Teresa Swartz Roberts 32. Copyright 2020 The indoor pool reopened this week. But I’m not ready. The county is being careful. Only 10 people are allowed in the water at one time. Swimmers and water-walkers have to make an appointment with the front desk, and they are limited to one hour inside the building. … Continue reading Almost Ready
I learned how to get out of quicksand from 1960s TV. Nowadays, you can find the article "How to Get Out of Quicksand," complete with illustrations, on wikiHow. Quicksand has turned out to be more of a metaphorical problem for me than a physical one. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 31. Copyright 2020 I put on … Continue reading I put on a bra today
By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 4. Copyright 2016 The county pool near my home serves as a center for exercise, stress relief, and social interaction. I have more bathing suits than I did when I was a teenager. Ever try to pull on a wet bathing suit? A couple of weeks ago, I … Continue reading Ever try to pull on a wet bathing suit?
By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 3. Copyright 2016 Lifting weights taught me a new definition for the word "negative." The university fitness center in the small Maine town I called home for 18 years offered classes, and over those years, I took several of them: adult swimming lessons, Total Body Cycling, Zumba, Aqua … Continue reading The Negative Spaces