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Laws of Motion

“A body in motion tends to remain in motion. A body at rest tends to remain at rest.” Sir Issac Newton didn’t just describe the laws of motion for all matter larger than sub-atomic particles, he also described one of the principles of living with Parkinson’s Disease. If you move your body, you will tend to keep moving your…

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Guest Blog

Public Service — Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease Guest Blogger Bill Clugston A missing neurotransmitter, dopamine, is the source of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. This particular brain chemical helps to regulate muscle control and motion. But it also performs several other subtle tasks. It encourages us to take on daily tasks. This neurotransmitter also helps us feel good. It’s a chemical…

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Parkinson’s and Creativity

How can Parkinson’s change your life? More ways than you care to count. One of the least expected: PD, or more exactly, treatments for it, can  supercharge your creativity, fueling a creative bender that can be delightful or disruptive. I first encountered formal interest in this phenomenon about a decade ago in a report on a paper by a…

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Father’s Day Tribute

Father’s Day Tribute A Father and Daughter Fundraiser to support Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, a great-new idea!  Lesley Masin Grosvenor wanted to help raise funds for an organization that has been a valuable resource of services and socialization for her dad Bob Masin, who has Parkinson’s Disease.   Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over a year ago. He is totally dedicated to managing…

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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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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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