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Decisions

Thursday October 04, 2018

Sometimes we're faced with making big decisions. When you also have Parkinson's there may be more to consider. Bill Clugston shares about his decision to retire early and take control of his Parkinson's. 

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Reimagining Our Approach to Parkinson’s

Monday September 24, 2018

Parkinson’s has no scruples. It doesn’t play fair. It hits below the belt. It has no use for the Marquis of Queensbury Rules nor the finer points of dueling etiquette.


What if instead of framing our situation as a battle, we made it our goal to live as well as possible with Parkinson’s? This seemingly more modest aim is actually attainable, and a more humane approach for those of us in the struggle.

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Celebrating Fall

Monday September 17, 2018

As we at Northwest Parkinson’s contemplate the season change (pumpkin spice, anyone?), I find myself reflecting othe significance of our collective transition from Summer to Fall. 


 

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Board Member Spotlight on Pinky Reeve

Monday September 03, 2018

When her childhood friend was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Pinky Reeve’s line of business took a different direction. As Chairman of Celebrate!, our annual dinner & auction, Pinky brings flair and business savvy to NW Parkinson’s Board of Directors. 

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Inattention

Wednesday August 29, 2018

A sudden stinging pain. A sickening realization: the car door was slammed on the fingers of my left hand. Peter Dunlap-Shohl reflects on being vulnerable and the strength that arises from it. 

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Whispers on the Run

Friday August 24, 2018

Bill Clugston runs. Sometimes, a small voice used to join him. Though it's not a very orthodox coach, Bill keeps running with Parkinson's

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More than Our Words: Speech Pathology & Parkinson's

Monday August 20, 2018

Dr. Kristie Spencer is a Speech Language Pathologist, professor, and researcher at the UW, Seattle. Spencer and two PhD students are celebrating the completion of a very new kind of study: individualized speech therapy. Their work focuses on cognitive as well as motor changes in people with Parkinson's.

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Hardwired for Humor

Friday August 17, 2018

It's easy to focus on the non-funny aspects of what I call "my condition". Depression. Been there. Insomnia. Done that. Leg cramps. Falls. Hangnails. Check, check and check.

There is a place - a significant place - for humor in the world of those with Parkinson's. For me, it's right on par with movement and meds.

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Golf & Parkinson's

Monday August 13, 2018

Based on both turf and book smarts, John Kelley Golf is a team of golf instructor John Kelley and athletic trainer Laney Ullom. After some pretty cool, serendipitous events, John and Laney are beginning to offer golf lessons for people with Parkinson’s.

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Tea with Terry

Wednesday August 08, 2018

Terry recommends the "pause and pour" approach to life; tea is just one way to take time and enjoy it all, hot or iced. Read the essentials to Terry's tea ceremony.

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