Tribe Feed Forums 2024 Insight Welcome and Introduction | by Dr Melissa McConaghy

  • Melissa McConaghy

    11/04/2024 at 8:14 am

    Welcome everyone to INSIGHT for 2024. Thank you for joining us on World Parkinson’s Day. Looking forward to the next few days and hearing from you if you have any questions.

    • Tony Bush

      11/04/2024 at 9:19 am

      We are logged in but nothings happening how do we watch this live?

      • Sarah473452 hozack

        11/04/2024 at 9:29 am

        Did you press play on the video above Tony? and then work your way down through the presentations.

      • Amin Daneshfar

        12/04/2024 at 9:34 am

        logout and in again- That should fix it

  • Jennifer Perry

    11/04/2024 at 9:04 am

    Good start Mel!

  • Tamara V

    11/04/2024 at 9:12 am

    Looking forward to a great conference. Thanks Mel


    11/04/2024 at 10:23 am

    Is there something like this in Perth

    • Melissa McConaghy

      11/04/2024 at 10:37 am

      Hi Peter, we have a number of PD Warrior licensed facilities in Perth and surrounds. Please check here

  • Deb Collins

    11/04/2024 at 10:24 am

    Hello Mel,

    grt presentation; thank you.

    Q: my husband with PD is on rasagiline 1mg, I have given him kefir for gut health (probiotic) he did develop a critical HTN event (sorted now as I looked up the tyramine level in kefir & ref with his cardiologist).

    Can I give him an OTC probiotic ?

    Thank you. Deb

    • Melissa McConaghy

      11/04/2024 at 10:38 am

      Hi Deb, please speak with your physician about individual needs.

  • Shelly Samson

    11/04/2024 at 10:37 am

    Thank you for all you do for people with Parkinson’s Mel and PD Warrior 😀😀

  • Brian Trehane

    13/04/2024 at 6:09 pm

    I am neither fat nor cognitively impaired and I am 82. I developed freezing just this year. I was diagnosed in February 2017. I found PD Warrior shortly after diagnosis and have exercised 5 days a week almost fanatically since then. I only started to really deteriorate last year. My freezing is just a first 2 or 3 steps problem. Any changes in texture of the ground, corner or narrow corridor is liable to stop me. I asked my neurologist for clues as to what I.could do to overcome them. He suggested putting an imaginary log across my path, or counting 123 go. My imagination didn’t connect with either of those. I made a metronome and started using a walking stick. Neither of which helped a lot. I dropped the walking stick one day and stepped over it. So I turned it upside down. It worked very well, people asking me endlessly . Do you know your stick is upside down ? So , I made one. It works, depending on how tired I am. Poor attempt at a video attached. It consists of a standard brush handle cut to length, a shaped piece of 2x1inch pine drilled to fit. A bump rubber screwed to the bottom of the stick. A Bike handle bar grip and a bit of paint if you want it. I was really tired recently. I discovered in can still get stuck on pedestrian crossing at the local shopping centre. Such fun!!!





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