Depending where you are along the Parkinson's journey your physical and mental abilities will vary
i believe its important to try something every day that you can look back on before bedtime and say "that worked or if not I will try again tomorrow"
It may be the crossword in the paper or a few lines in you next blockbuster novel
it may be getting out of bed or a walk in the fresh air.
You decide and take pride in your ability to do whatever you can,
personally ilike learning new stuff we never had so much information to our fingertips
might as ell use it to do something. and watching Jeremy Kyle and daytime tv in general does my head in
Below I list some links to free stuff that may give you somthing to think about
any one else got ideas then please post
i never cease to. Be amazed by the talent on this forum
they even give a certificate. Yipeeeeee
Sit back and watch
Great to see you are so positive.
As a PwP, I have read that the cognitive skills that become impaired for us are:
- Executive functions - trouble making the big decisions, overwhelmed when having to make choices
- Attention difficulties - not able to stay on task, trouble concentrating on a group conversation or where there is background noise
- Slowed thinking
- Word finding - not having the right word at your fingertips, but it comes to you later
- Learning and remembering information - trouble storing information such as phone calls and sequences of events
- Imagery and spatial processes
I went to a Train Your Brain lecture 6 weeks ago. (how to maximise memory in older adulthood)
The professor recommended over 50 things to help.
One of them was sudoku. It was better than a crossword, as that is only information retrieval.
Another was Lumosity, for brain training games. www.lumosity.com/
WIth Lumosity, you can tailor your exercises to work on the skills you want. If you read the list, you may think you want to work on them all.
What else can we do but stay as positive as possible
its the only choice we have is how we react to a DX of Parkinson.
its either "curse the darkness or light a candle "
Luminosity looks good , but I hate Soduku what were the other 48 thinks to help ??
i'm off to the BBC site maybe i can learn to say goodnight in Mandarin tonight !!!!
OK, I have typed them all up. There are 52 things.
- Read a book
- Order a subscription to a newspaper
- Do crossword puzzles
- Participate in activities, classes and programming in the community
- Join a club or other organization
- Visit with (= talk to) friends
- Take a class at a local community college or university
- Go to a sporting event
- Try to develop a new hobby
- Take different routes to frequent destinations
- Go to a different grocery store
- Take a trip to a new place
- Go dancing or take a dance class
- Begin using email
- Write a letter
- Join a book club
- Try learning a foreign language
- Part time job
- Gardening – consider becoming a master gardener
- Read new magazines
- Listen to the radio
- Play (new?) board games
- Visit museums
- Join Facebook
- Memorize a new song or piece of music
- Try using the bus
- Cook new recipes
- Join a chorus or local orchestra
- Buy furniture that needs assembly
- Get involved in politics
- Program your VCR and other electronic devices
- Learn to juggle
- Begin journaling
- Complete jigsaw puzzles
- Attend medical lectures at hospitals
- Counted cross stitch embroidery
- Try using the self-scan checkout at the grocery store
- Participate in a play
- Volunteer at a church (e.g., teach Sunday School classes)
- Organize volunteer efforts
- Board games (see www.rehabgames.biz)
- Learn sign language
- Thinking cards, mental fitness cards
- Daily emails sent to you (e.g., Spanish word of the day, word of the day)
- Sudoku (www.krazydad.com)
- iPads (or tablets?) – Lumosity, Fit Brains, Sudoku2, Tetris, Brain Lab, MemBlock, Stroop Effect