ON - when the medicine IS working and your symptoms are better
OFF - when the medicine is NOT working or has worn off
TREMORS - those shaking body parts
RIGIDITY - when you feel like you are in a body cast
DYSTONIA (dis TOE nee uh) - those severe cramps you get
BRADYKINESIA -(BRADY ki NEE zee uh) like you are in slow motion
DYSKINESIA - (dis ki NEE zee uh) those rhythmic movements (like Michael J Fox) that are a side effect of the dopamine meds
POSTURAL INSTABILITY - when you are stooped over or can't maintain your balance (help, I've fallen and I can't get up)
MASKING - when your face no longer shows emotion
Don't worry about not pronouncing them correctly, just do the best you can. I'll write a song about them, like the song from Mary Poppins: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Once we sang along with her, everyone could pronounce it!
Song written. Here it is, words go along with the song, so sing along with me and we'll be Learning the Parkie Lingo together, plus singing is good therapy for our voices.
All is written and sung by Yumabev ( Bev Ribaudo )
Her book is outstanding please order it: