Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shaky Paws Newspaper Interviews and Book Reviews

A book review and story about Carson, my book, and me ran in the book section of the Denver Post on February 26,2012.  View it at:

An article reviewing my  December 8 presentation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library also ran in the December 15, 2011 edition of the Aurora Sentinel.  View it at:

Another article on the book ran in the Denver Post Hub section on November 15, 2011.  View it at:

Watch for postings on TV interviews related to my upcoming programs at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix next week.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fatigue and Parkinson's Disease

Fatigue or excessive daytime sleepiness are a significant problem for at least one third of PD patients.  The intro to a 2009 article titled About Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease reads:

For many people with Parkinson's disease, fatigue is just as disabling and unpleasant a symptom as the motor slowing or the trembling. Fatigue undermines all kinds of daily activities and motor rehabilitation programs. It feeds into our emotional reactions to PD symptoms and makes them all the harder to bear. It undermines our ability to cope with the challenges PD presents to us each day and makes it more difficult to connect with others. Fatigue therefore can sometimes increase our social isolation as it saps us of the energy we need to step out the door and to interact with others. If your doctor has not asked you about your level of fatigue, but you're symptoms or have questions about it, please bring it up.

To read the entire article on this subject, visit

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Upcoming Event Schedule

Kirk will be making book/PD advocacy presentations at these upcoming events:
  • February 11 (11 am)/The Doctor Is In/Pulliam Building, 545 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland/Sponsored by PAR
  • February 14 (10 am)/Longmont PD Support Group/Clover Building, Boulder County Fairgrounds/Sponsored by Medtronic
  • March 5 (1:30-3:00pm)/Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 5652 E. Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ/Sponsored by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Medtronic
  • March 6 (10:00-11:30am)/Lord of Life Lutheran Church,13724 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ/Sponsored by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Medtronic