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A caregiver's story: Living and loving through the slow process of dying

Sunday November 22, 2015

For six years, I had the privilege of caring for my ailing wife, Mary Ellen, including almost 20 intense months before she died in September. It was an honor, but one that came with a heavy price. Don't most honors?

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Testosterone cause of sex differences in the occurrence of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests

Thursday November 19, 2015

Men are twice as likely as women to develop Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder characterized by tremors and difficulty moving. New research to be presented at Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Physiology and Gender suggests that the difference in risk may be due to the presence of the male sex hormone testosterone.

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Present Moment: A Continued Conversation

Friday November 27, 2015

At one point during the HOPE Conference several fellow PWPs asked me to blog about the presentation by Gary Vallat, his spouse Rubye and their daughter Aimie. ...In his poem, “Going Public,” Gary acknowledges that doing what he is doing, pre-senting at conferences or support groups, making the personal - public, is not an easy task. But it is a valuable one. It builds and integrates us to community. It helps us heal.

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Book Review: Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease

Friday November 20, 2015

The nautical title of Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease is fitting. To be told that we have Parkinson’s or to find ourselves caring for or about someone who has Parkinson’s is to embark on a journey into strange seas. This book is designed to help us find our way in what are for most of us uncharted waters.

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Parkinson's Disease and Sleep

Wednesday October 14, 2015

Dr. Ramseyer is the Medical Director of Legacy Good Samaritan Sleep Disorders Center. He completed his internship and neurology residency at Oregon Health & Science University. He then completed a fellowhip in sleep medicine and is board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Neurology. 

During this online presentation Dr. Ramseyer discused sleep problems in PD, including excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, and their treatments.

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Parkinson's Post, Spring 2015

In this issue: 

  • Journey Back to the Cockpit: Mike Reed's Story
  • The ED Corner: Join Team Parkinson's
  • World Parkinson Congress: Buddy Program
  • Team Parkinson's: A Walk in the Park
  • Photography of Kelsi Tillou
  • Deep Brain Stimulation: A Neurosurgeon's Perspective
  • Tribute Gifts
  • HOPE Conference 2015 Registration
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Tim Hague's Blog

Thoughts about Parkinson's from "Amazing Race Canda" winner, Tim Hague, Sr. Hague 0154 

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"What's it feel like to have Parkinson's?"

This was the gist of a conversation I was having recently with a friend whose father also has the disease. I enjoyed the conversation so much that it inspired me to make it my next blog post! Read More

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