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Living for a Cure

Friday March 20, 2015

By all means let us pursue a cure for Parkinson's. Bur first, let us relentlessly pursue life.

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Three Huge Changes for People with Parkinson's

Friday March 13, 2015

There are three components to recent changes in the experience and treatment of Parkinson's, all of which have the promise to contribute greatly to the care and everyday quality of life experienced by those of us with PD.

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Caregiving, the Next Level

Friday March 06, 2015

It is common knowledge that patients in care facilities who have a family member involved do much better than those who don’t. If you have a loved one in a care facility, here are some of your many tasks.

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Parkinson's Pundit

Friday February 20, 2015

Parkinson’s is complicated, and complicating. Among the things you now must weigh when making plans, and coping with your new reality is the question “should I tell people I have PD?”

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Perseverance

Sunday February 15, 2015

I’ve had a few people not openly deride the fact that I was on a reality television show but come close. In truth I get it.

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Making Spousal Relationships Work

Friday February 06, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, along with the cards, flowers and dining out, let us give our ourselves and spouses, who are often our stressed caregivers, an additional gift—seven conversations on the art of strengthening our relationships.

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Parkinson’s and Luck

Friday January 23, 2015

I was diagnosed at 43 years old with Parkinson’s Disease. Bad luck, right? I suppose. I hadn’t done anything conscious to court the disease, and had none apparent in my family history. It was just a miserable turn of the cards. If not luck, what is it that determines who suffers from PD and who doesn’t? What other explanation could there be?

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Resolve to be a Better Caregiver!

Friday January 16, 2015

“Yeah, sure,” you say. “I’m already over my head in running errands and doctors appointments and staying up half the night with my loved one—and on and on. I can hardly do what has to be done. How can I be better?”

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Update from the Parkinson's Action Network

Friday January 16, 2015

On January 6, members of the 114th Congress were officially sworn in, and the House and Senate opened their legislative sessions for the year. In various media reports, articles, and blogs, you may have seen a lot of speculation about the new Republican majority and even concern about the potential for increased partisan gridlock.

Some of that may be true, and it's kind of the 'palace intrigue' of American politics these days, but I see something a little different.

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Strength. Courage.

Friday January 16, 2015

I'll never forget the physical strength of my mother. She would care for elderly people in our home for many years. She is a slight woman but was, in her day, incredibly strong. I would watch her reposition large, bed-ridden men by herself, and only after going into nursing myself, did I appreciate the strength she possessed.

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