Parkinson's Disease is a complex disease. With Lewy body dementia, it is often referred to as Parkinsonism. Sometimes I find the dots and dashes do not connect when I tell my brain that I want to do something.
Recently, I told my brain that I wanted to step forward. Guess what, "I stepped backwards. It took a few seconds to regroup. After regrouping, I walked forward. The next day, I told my brain that I wanted to step forward. This time, I stepped sideways. When this occurs, I must realize that I am at greater risk for a fall occurring and a possible hip fracture. At this point, I need to have a compensatory way to keep this from happening.
I talked with a Physical Therapist this morning. I told him that I have always spoken fast and moved fast. My thoughts were that it was a processing and retrieval issue. He said, "That is what it is". He said, "The brain must communicate with the muscle so that the desired results can be achieved".
I shared with him my hypothesis. If I slow down, my brain will have more time to connect with my muscles. He told me "That is a good hypothesis. Hopefully I can make the transition to slow down so that my legs can catch up with what I want them to do. After finding the outcome of my hypothesis, I will share the answer.
©August 17, 2016 Robert Bowles
Fight like a tiger, Be LBD Strong
Robert Bowles, Jr.