Tied to your smartphone? Put that data contract to good use. We asked our communities on Facebook and Twitter for advice on what smartphone apps were best to manage their symptoms and lifestyle. Their suggestions follow.
Medication Tracker: Youíve got the best pill tracker available sitting right in your pocket. Download these two apps for iPhone and Android to manage your daily regime, set reminders and record dosage taken. For Android systems, we fielded this recommendation from Twitter follower, @yopd.
Puzzles: UnBlock Me (Android, iPhone) and Hidden Object (Android) came recommended to us from our Twitter community. ďAs a recent PD, I use all the puzzle games I can. Hidden Object is a timed hidden object game [that I use],Ē shared Twitter follower Rod. UnBlock Me is a similar puzzle game where you try to move a red block out of the center of the board.
Twitter: This application was recommended to us, of all places, on Twitter. Follower Shea offered that he started tweeting to aid his Parkinsonís symptoms. It ďkeeps my fingers and brain moving. I miss words and go back,Ē he said. Follow @MichaelJFoxOrg and other Parkinsonís organizations to stay up-to-date on research news and advice on living with Parkinsonís, as well as engage with the Parkinsonís community. Android, iPhone
Charity Miles: Raising money for Parkinsonís research is as easy as a walk around the block with this app. For every mile you walk, run or bike with the Charity Miles app, the charity of your choice earns money and awareness. Donít just take our word for it, Team Fox member and Twitter user @RyansHope raved about the app. ď[Charity Miles] keeps me moving which helps manage my symptoms,Ē he said. Android, iPhone
What apps do you use to manage your day-to-day life?†