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The Weekly 06.21.22

This Week’s Parkinson’s News Update Photo by Neil Soni on Unsplash App for Voice ‘Games’ May Aid At-home Speech Therapy Practice Parkinson’s News Today Researchers have proposed a set of voice exercise games to help speech quality in people with Parkinson’s disease, which licensed speech therapists found to be a generally feasible, promising approach. If adopted in speech therapy routines, the games could…

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Keeping Parkinson’s in its Place

June 1, 2022 Keeping Parkinson’s in its Place Parkinson’s Disease seems to leave its fingerprints on every aspect of our lives. It affects our families, our jobs, the things we do in our leisure time, the way we spend our money, our plans for the future, our plans for dinner. It changes the way we experience the world through…

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The Weekly 11.30.21

“How Not to Lose Sleep Over Parkinson’s Disease”

Parkinson’s Life

To ensure we get a good night’s sleep, the human body has an internal alarm clock that regulates our sleep-wake cycle. Keeping to a regular night-time routine, creating an ideal sleeping environment and getting into healthy habits during the day can all help you develop good sleep hygiene.

Brian Magennis, an advanced…

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Parkinson Pete Reviews ‘Advice from a Parkinson’s Wife’ by Barbara Sheklin Davis

The Burdens of Being a Parkinson’s Caregiver: A Book-Review Essay by Peter G. Beidler Barbara Sheklin Davis, Advice from a Parkinson’s Wife: Twenty Lessons Learned the Hard Way.Colorado Springs, CO: Parker Hayden Media, 2019. xi + 101 pp. IN THEIR 2020 BOOK Ending Parkinson’s Disease, Drs. Dorsey, et al., wisely remind us that Parkinson’s is a monumentally debilitating disease not only for the unlucky man or woman…

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The Weekly 09.07.21

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The Weekly 08.31.21

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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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