One step two step
Those of you who watch Star Trek will understand when I say Parkinson's Disease is like the Borg, it adapts to change so it continues to outwit you. In the early years you can stay a few steps ahead but there comes a time when it takes all your tenacity to stay afloat.
My walking has been severely impacted of late. The instruction to take steps simply doesn't travel from my brain to my body. I can be cajoled along by the momentum of others to some degree but on a bad day even that fails.
In the search for solutions over Xmas I decided to count out loud by the time I hit 60 I was on the move again. If you distract the brain seemingly signals get re routed along different pathways and partial messages get through.
I had occasion to deploy this tactic again and started to count, this time it didn't work. So I started the Alphabet and bingo! Off I went.
Now I'm compiling lists colours, foods, makes of car, songs....
I won't be assimilated yet.