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Care Cat

Friday July 13, 2018

"It is not unusual for people with Parkinson's have a care partnera family member or friend who is there to provide support. My situation is a little different. I have a care cat." -Terry Harrigan

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"We'll Never Leave Anybody Behind"

Monday July 09, 2018

An interview with Carlton Langdon: father, veteran, and support group leader of the American Lake VA for vets with Parkinson's.

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Parkinson's Pete Reviews "The Highest Tide"

Friday July 06, 2018

Parkinson's Pete reviews "The Highest Tide", a unique novel by Pacific Northwest author Jim Lynch.

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Uniting the Parkinson's Community

Monday July 02, 2018

Executive Director Melissa Tribelhorn speaks to the strength of the Northwestfrom its coastlines and mountains to the resilient Parkinson's community. 

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Horse Sense & Parkinson's

Friday June 29, 2018

Peter Dunlap-Shohl runs with the horses—manure, Parkinson's, and all.

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The Ballard Wave

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Seattle is a rapidly changing city; living with Parkinson's can provide a unique perspective on urban nuances. In light of this, a long-time resident of Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, Terry Harrigan, recommends the revival of her local custom: the Ballard Wave. 

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Parkinson's Pete Reviews "I Give My Eyes" by Brian Peterson

Friday June 22, 2018

In this review of Brain H. Peterson's "I Give My Eyes", Parkinson's Pete focuses on the author's eloquent and frank writing of his experience with Parkinson's.  

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Board Spotlight on Elizabeth Keller

Monday June 18, 2018

In this Spotlight, Board Member Liz Keller shares about her Dance for Parkinson’s classes, and her excitement for the future—including Boise Parkinson’s Day on June 23!


Sometimes, an air of mystery settles between organizations and their community—who are the people behind the curtain? Northwest Parkinson’s keeps that curtain drawn. Each month, our "Board Member Spotlight" introduces a board member, their story, and their aspirations for the Northwest Parkinson’s community.

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Who, What, When?

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Who are we? What do we want? When do we want it?


A.C. Woolnough outlines the importance of legislation for people with Parkinson's - and the importance of showing up together. 

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Controlled Flight into Terrain

Monday June 11, 2018

What goes up must come down. How do we live with the laws of gravity - and Parkinson's? Cartoonist and author Peter Dunlap-Shohl shares some ideas. 

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