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Celebrate! with Kathy Shao

Hello! I’m Kathy Shao, a student volunteer with the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NW Parkinson’s). This fall, I’ll be a sophomore at Mercer Island High School, and I’ve been living in the Pacific Northwest for the past 4 years. Working with NW Parkinson’s is always such a pleasure, and I’m so excited to be on the Celebrate! Committee for our…

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Advanced Care Planning & the VA Caregiving Summit

On June 24th, 2021, I had the opportunity take part in the 2nd Annual VA Caregiver Summit “Inclusive Care: Empowering and Engaging Family Caregivers as Partners in Care”. This was a fantastic event put together on behalf of the “Puget Sound VA Caregiver Support Program”. The event covered a range of topics that were useful to caregivers and service…

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Keeping an Eye on Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) has an admirable work ethic. It is laying for you 24/7, 52 weeks of the year. It is dedicated full-time to making your life frustrating and hazardous night and day, week in, week out. It never takes time off, it will even come for you in your sleep, and is endlessly inventive in its approach to…

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