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Opinion: Boxing classes serve as therapy for those with Parkinson’s

Monday September 26, 2016

When Coach Richard Wells reached out to me about a boxing class for those who had Parkinson’s disease, I was curious. I knew boxing training was a great overall workout, but how does it help people with a nervous system disorder?

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Whole body vibration, exercise may improve motor performance in Parkinson's

Friday September 23, 2016

A combination of whole body vibration (WBV) and exercise therapy may result in significant short-term improvements in motor performance, activities of daily living, and postural stability in Parkinson's disease, according to findings presented at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress, held September 20-23, 2016, in Portland, Oregon.

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Staff Stories - Melanie

Monday September 19, 2016

Meet Melanie, the Program Leadership Intern!

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Snake Oil, the Cure for Parkinson's.

Monday September 12, 2016

Ask a Snake Oil Salesman!

Did you know that Snake Oil will cure Parkinson’s Disease? It’s absolutely guaranteed! I see some of you furrowing your brows and looking at me all squinty-like, as if you don’t believe me. Oh ye of little faith! In spite of my hurt feelings, I will nevertheless be glad, eager even, to correct your sad paucity of vision, your cynical lack of faith.

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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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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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