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Summer Travel

Friday July 24, 2015

If your PD loved one has dementia or even just mild cognitive impairment, travel can be stressful. Travel is possible. Here are a few of the ways to make it easier.

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Tina Sawyer Steps Up Fundraising in Seaside

Monday July 20, 2015

I walk because I have something to say. I walk because right now I can. I walk because I want others to understand what PD is and the costs to the community. I walk because it's the right thing to do.

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The uncooperative patient

Friday July 10, 2015

I shouldn’t be writing this. I'm deep into the far side of the time I thought I had. My fingers should be either too stiff, too ridden with tremor or too wild with dyskinesia to find the keys. Yet they do, and I go on writing.

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To be in June

Friday July 03, 2015

June is something of a Dad’s Month. You may say, “Well, sure: Father’s Day. Doink.” In our family, this bundle of weeks has ranged from graduation to the US Open—all opportunity to acknowledge Dad. I’ll go so far as to say that we’ve exceeded the calendar’s authority.

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Pressure Sores

Friday June 26, 2015

Pressure sores are no small thing when they are left undiscovered and untreated. However, pressure sores can be prevented from happening and treatments are available under various conditions.

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Life Lessons

Friday June 19, 2015

Life lessons. I find, at times, they are really hard to take in. I have discovered these past couple months that I do not really care to write/blog/share when I feel unsure or confused. But today I woke up with the sense that I needed to do just that.

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Doc Parkinson - A Eulogy

Tuesday June 16, 2015

I let you go
I will not make you change
even if I could
for it would only be a dream
built on defiance
forgetting love promises
to carry me home.

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Boom Go Parkinson’s Costs

Friday June 12, 2015

The drastic increase of the national economic burden of PD has proven to be the result of the inflation of the elderly population (the Baby Boomers generation). We could reduce costs by hundreds of millions through by delaying disease progression by 30%.

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From the Depths of the Cupboards: Pumpkin Bars

Friday June 05, 2015

With spring come strawberries, rhubarb and (my personal favorite) the PNW gardener. Pies are on the horizon. Or, for some dads, longer golfing hours.

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Doctor's Visits

Friday May 29, 2015

A caregiver's life includes many doctor's visits. There's the primary of course, then there are all the specialists. In the past, this blog has discussed how to choose a doctor. This blog is about how to get the most out of each doctor’s visit.

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