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The Decline of Tube Feeding for Dementia Patients

Monday August 29, 2016

The proportion of nursing home residents with advanced dementia who receive a feeding tube has dropped more than 50 percent, a new national study has found.

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New test may help detect Parkinson's disease in early stages of illness

Sunday August 28, 2016

A test that can detect Parkinson's disease in the early stages of the illness has moved a step closer.

Scientists have developed a way of detecting a molecule linked to the condition in samples of spinal fluid from patients.

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Life's a Lot Better with NWPF

Monday August 29, 2016

A conversation with A.C. Woolnough, member of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, a PDF Research Advocate and an assistant state director for Parkinson’s Action Network in Idaho.

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Tipping Points

Tuesday August 16, 2016

14 years into diagnosis, the falls still come as a surprise. One minute I’m upright and sailing along, the next the asphalt is rushing up at me. The alarms sound, the adrenaline spikes, the needles jump into the red, we’re going down! Shields up! SHIELDS UP!!!... But there are no shields. 180 pounds of vulnerable flesh and bone crashes to the earth. Damage control, report! Minor bruises, a worried wife, battered dignity, and foreboding about the future.

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Making the Most of your WPC Experience

Wednesday August 17, 2016

Each World Parkinson Congress (WPC) provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning about what’s new in the world of Parkinson’s disease. Whether this is your first or your fourth WPC experience, you will be inspired and empowered by the things you learn and the people you meet. 

Four days of making connections might also leave you breathless. You may have questions about the program or about the travelling. You may feel anxious about how you will cope. 

This webinar will help you prepare and plan for Congress. It will provide guidelines and tips for pacing yourself and will teach you how to take charge of your time in Portland. Join us and be prepared to make the WPC 2016 the best it can be … for you. 

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The Parkinson's PostMore Issues

Parkinson's Post, Summer 2016

  • Bicycle, Bicycle (Active Parkinson's Group)
  • Welcoming the Inland Empire
  • Being an Artist with Parkinson's
  • Change is Possible
  • A Carepartner's Thoughts on HOPE
  • Book Review - Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
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Tim Hague's Blog

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

Contentment
06/13/2016
In December of 2015 I took a leave of absence from my nursing career that has turned into my taking a permanent leave due to my Parkinson's. Most of us have had dreams of what it might be like to take early retirement, hit the beach and live the high life. Well, my reality is not quite that. Don't get me wrong. It's not that it's been so bad, it's just that it's not been that great. Read More

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