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Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease

Monday May 30, 2016

Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are decisive factors in achieving improved quality of life for Parkinson’s sufferers.

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Woman battling Parkinson's disease to try out for 'American Ninja Warrior'

Sunday May 29, 2016

Allison Toepperwein, 38, nearly paralyzed by disease 3 years ago

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A positive attitude is everything

Tuesday May 31, 2016

A conversation with Jacquie Ewell, carepartner of Ed Ewell, Founder of the former Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane.

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Book Review - Lucky Man: A Memoir

Monday May 23, 2016

There is much to admire in Michael J. Fox. He had the gumption to rise from poverty to the pinnacle of his profession. He found the good in a bad diagnosis. He refused to let a miserable disease make him miserable. He escaped the escape into alcoholism. He admitted his shortcomings and laughed — and makes us laugh — at his stumbles.

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Speech & Thought in PD: What's the Connection?

Wednesday April 6, 2016

This webinar addresses common challenges affecting everyday communication for people with PD. The research showing an emerging link between speech and thought in PD will be briefly reviewed. Practical tips for addressing these challenges and navigating the healthcare system to access services for speech and thought will be provided. 

Bio: Heather Jeng, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and doctoral student in the Motor Speech & Cognitive Disorders Lab at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the relationship between speech function and cognition in people with PD. 

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The Parkinson's PostMore Issues

Parkinson's Post, Winter 2016

Included in this issue:

  • Microsoft VP's diagnosis fuels employee's heartfelt efforts to help others
  • The ED Corner
  • Poetry of Gary Vallat
  • The Whole View of Parkinson's Through a Heart of Mindfulness & Kindness
  • Tribute Gifts
  • An NWPF Announcement
  • Book Review: My Degeneration by Peter Dunlap-Shohl
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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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