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New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Monday October 24, 2016

Prescribing a medication plan for a patient with Parkinson’s disease is a big challenge for doctors, but now a University of Rhode Island biomedical engineering professor and his students are making great strides in solving that problem with their groundbreaking research.

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New type 2 diabetes research paves the way for future Parkinson's treatments

Monday October 24, 2016

If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, you run a higher risk of being affected by Parkinson's disease. Chalmers researchers have now found a possible cause. The findings might lead to new future drugs.

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Meet Emily!

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Emily has been a part of the NWPF staff for a little over a year now, including her time working at the Parkinson’s Resource Center before it joined NWPF back in April. As the Community Resource Coordinator for NWPF she is in charge of providing the proper resources to help people with Parkinson’s and their families through specific programs or education.

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Rhonda Foulds, Outrunning Parkinson's Disease

Monday October 10, 2016

Superman. Hercules. Rhonda Foulds. Three beings with preternatural strength. But only one of them is real. Real enough to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, back in 1999, at the age of 35. Why does an athlete with Parkinson’s Disease rate a mention with two legendary titans? Superman leaps tall buildings, Hercules dispatched the Hydra, and every day Rhonda Foulds trains for the 10 or so marathons she runs every year.

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

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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