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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Memories of Parkinson's Disease

Have you ever misplaced your glasses, car keys or cell phone?  Have you gone into a room to get something and then forget what it was that you were supposed to get?  Do you find yourself writing notes to remind you to put out the trash, pay the electric bill or make a Doctor's appointment?  If you answered yes, then you are probably over forty and it's perfectly normal.

However, if you find yourself setting an alarm clock to remind yourself to eat breakfast then you might have some memory problems.  I fall into this category.  I set my cell phone alarm clock to go off to remind me to take my medicine.  I always brushed my teeth after I ate breakfast, but due to nausea related problems, I need to brush my teeth before I eat. I can't remember to do that so, I have a note on the cereal box.  

Rather than get upset about my diminishing memory problems, I just wrote a song about it.  A humorous one, of course!  I thought I share it with all of you (if the tune seems familiar, it's Winter Wonderland, a Christmas carol).  Just click on the arrow in the center of the picture below and have a laugh with me.

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Thank you for reading this story, I hope you enjoyed it. This is just one of a hundred stories in my book, Parkinson's Humor - Funny Stories about My Life with Parkinson's Disease. Please consider purchasing a copy from or your favorite online book seller. Thank you and have a Happy Parkie Day!


  1. My friend, Bev, is remarkable. She is such a complete inspiration. She has Parkinson's disease, but has found laughter to be one of her favorite medications to deal with it. Her strength and humor, in the face of struggles that so many of us do not truly grasp or have to endure, provide me with a reminder each day to allow people like her to teach me how to be a better, kinder and more compassionate person. She teaches me to never forget there is a way to shine in the face of things we might never have thought we could laugh about.

  2. I absolutely love this one. Bev is too much!!!

  3. I can't seem to remember if it does or not. Jon

    I got it! I think it was about one of your songs. They are all great. Now, let's see. Which one was it? Jon

  4. Bev, great song, better than the original. Love the way you make your and my day come alive with humour.


  5. Thank you so much for sharing your humor with all of us. The memory issue is the one that I am having the hardest time dealing with. My doctor just increased my dosage of Aricept to twice a day, and I am less than thrilled about it. Your posts help so much when I get down or even really just ticked off at the crap that Parkinson's throws our way.

  6. Brilliant YumaBev, bravo! Loving the way you capture these pain-in-the-arse problems, feed them through your Magic Music Machine and then we’re all singing along and telling them where to go...:-) like the awesome @MattEagles
    you help with humour ...superstars!