The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

Parkinson’s Life Hack (DIY speech delay system)

Parkinson’s Life Hack: been having a few issues with speech, looked up some devices that could help MIGHTY PRICEY!  I don’t have 4-5000 to plunk down on what they were offering.

So I started hacking and thinking tonight. Could I do it on the cheap? I mean pay NOTHING and see if this tech works.

The principal is to give you a delayed (slightly delayed, in the microseconds) copy of your voice going in your ear as you talk (you use only one ear.)

1. take your smartphone download an app called Speech Jammer
2. load it up and set the delay for several (3-7)
3. plug your earbuds in, put ONE in you ear, start it up and see if it works

It’s WORKING. Now to see how it does out in real life.

Written by martyworld

July 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

The Winter Rooster

My neuro told me I was no spring chicken any more after checking the Range of Motion in my right knee. So I thought maybe I could be “The Winter Rooster”! This image is based on an old illustration by Bruce Wolf (I think) called “Chickenman”, “The White Winged Warrior Rides Again!”

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Written by martyworld

July 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

The State of the Parkie:

Went to the VA neuro on Monday. Told me I had not progressed much disease wise in the last 3 years. Even said I looked BETTER than the first time I saw him. So thanks to Prayer, Exercise and better living through chemistry!

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Written by martyworld

July 10, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Double Viking couple of days…

I really LIKE the Davis Phinney Foundation’s motto: “Every Victory Counts.” I had that sort of two days, got the Unity 3D tutorial WORKING and I installed a new headlight on the Sedona. So I give it a “double viking” rating (two victories). When you got the PD every LITTLE thing that you can whup up on is a GOOD thing!

Mastering and debugging the UNITY game software let’s me know dementia hasn’t set in, and of course it gave me a real rush to debug it and have it actually WORK. The headlight was just the cherry on top.

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Written by martyworld

June 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

The State of the Parkie-

Just makes it easier to tell the doc what’s going on: (a “complete” symptom checker for me!)

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Written by martyworld

June 7, 2015 at 7:45 am

Posted in Parkinson's

Zeppelin won’t work…

But BACH or WAGNER might, time to crank up the old NPR daytime shows! Classical music appears to quell Parkie tremors! Check here!

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Written by martyworld

June 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Brainbats from the Planet Venus

Homage to my favorite era and genre of comics, the ’50’s horror. Brainbats from the planet Venus was one story where the brainbats would grab you, kill you, then make you a zombie. Perhaps they’re able to cure Parkinson’s at the same time (but  then again you’re DEAD!)

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Written by martyworld

May 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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