Health

Hellen Mwithiga Giving a Speech in WPC 2016 Leadership Forum
Diet and Nutrition

A good and well balanced diet is essential to maintaining good health for anyone living with Parkinson’s disease. Though there is no specific diet that should be followed by a person living with Parkinson’s, a well balanced meal consisting of all the food classes should be eaten at all times. The main food classes include proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. Proteins are essential for building muscle mass needed for energy, stamina, strength,

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Different Forms of Parkinsonism

Parkinsonism is any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities seen in Parkinson's disease — such as tremor, slow movement, impaired speech or muscle stiffness — especially resulting from the loss of dopamine–containing nerve cells (neurons). Most people with a form of Parkinsonism have idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, also known as Parkinson’s. Idiopathic means that the cause is unknown. Not everyone who has Parkinsonism

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A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND REALITY

HARILAL RAISHI RUPSHI SHAH( 14th April 1943 - 11th June 2014) Harilal Raishi Rupshi Shah was an iconic Kenya cricketer of 1960’s to 1980’s( Photo shows Harilal R Shah , extreme left wearing a blazer, with Her Excellency Queen Elizabeth II on the extreme right. Others next to the Queen are her husband Prince Philip, and her eldest son Prince Charles). Born in Thika, brought up in Nairobi and educated in the UK, he was a good sportsman – tall,

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PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY

A few points are shared about a neurological condition which is somewhat similar but not always quite similar to Parkinson’s. Generally when we talk about Parkinson’s disease, we understand it as the typical affliction with signs which can be attributed to Parkinson’s. However, there are a few slight variations to Parkinson’s disease – sometimes they are classified atypical Parkinson’s. One such atypical Parkinson’s condition is called

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EXERCISE AND PARKINSON’S

Regular exercise is an important part of healthy living for all of us. A regular exercise routine is a vital component, for people living with PD, as it can help you maintain your abilities, strengthen your muscles, increase mobility in your joints and build up your general fitness and health. Some of the benefits of exercise include: Exercise is good for your heart Increase in energy levels Improves muscle strength Helps you maintain a healthy

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FAMOUS FACES OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s is a disease that affects thousands of people around the world. The cause of the disease remains unknown . Some of the well known figures in the world with the disease include:- Muhammad Ali – The former boxing champion was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the year 1984 at the age of 42. In 1997, Muhammad Ali, philanthropist Jimmy Walker, and Abraham Lieberman, MD, established the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Movement Disorders

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Depression and Parkinson’s Disease

Mental health is often ignored or forgotten in the care of patients of Parkinson’s disease. Many patients with Parkinson’s disease have been found to also suffer from depression. For people with depression and Parkinson's disease, each illness can make symptoms of the other worse. Parkinson’s affects many parts of the brain that are important in controlling mood. One of these is the area that produces serotonin, a brain chemical implicated

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How we marked World Parkinsons Day in Kenya

Not wanting to be left behind, Kenya joined the world, in marking the World P.D Day on 11th April 2015, for the first time ever.  The event was organized by the Africa Parkinson's Disease Foundation and was held at the Aboretum Garden in Nairobi. The main activity was a 2hr fitness challenge and chair yoga for the P.D Patients. Here are some of the photos! [gallery link="file" columns="4" ids="356,357,358,359"]

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World Parkinson’s Day – April 11, 2015. Save The Date!

This World Parkinson's Day 2015 in Kenya and East Africa is supported by Africa Parkinson's Disease Foundation (APDF). The aim of this day is to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease, promoting a greater understanding of this condition and how it can affect a person. Get your ticket(s) here>> https://www.ticketsasa.com/events/eventdetail/view/1306/world_parkinsons_day Parkinson's is a disease in which nerve cells that deliver the neurotransmitter

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