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Caring for a Spouse Living with PD

Tuesday June 23, 2015

It was interesting to hear that when folks spoke about the act of caring for a loved one, they had a language preference. Some emphasize the descriptor “caregiving” while others spoke of “carepartnering.”

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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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Get Moving!

Tuesday May 26, 2015

There is an ongoing discussion regarding physical activity and Parkinson’s. We often hear quotes that exercise will help, if not outright cure, many of the symptoms we face with PD. And I believe it’s true. I have lived the reality of feeling better while exercising. My joints move better, my whole body works better and I have less anxiety when I’m active.

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Choosing a shared burden

Friday May 22, 2015

Those who volunteer and hang in as caregivers in spite of all that is plainly coming should be studied, celebrated and sung. In our haphazard world, such people are the gossamer threads by which any of us, at any time, may come to hang.

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Our Brain's "Negativity Bias" Part 2

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Our Brain's Negativity Bias Part 2 presents Hanson’s method for counteracting the “negativity bias” by strengthening or generating new pathways with “a positivity bias.”

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Outside of Language

Monday May 18, 2015

I hope to illuminate language as fluid; as diverse; as expressive. I hope to share this with my dad, and with anyone who feels outside of meaning.

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