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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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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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Managing Constipation in Parkinson’s Disease

Friday May 08, 2015

Constipation, which can prevent medications from taking effects, is among the most common non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Nevertheless, it can be prevented by engaging healthy diets.

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Replacements

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Hal Newsom, author of HOPE and founding Board member of Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, will share his thoughts occasionally with you. Here’s his first blog.

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Finding Time for Caregiver Care

Tuesday April 28, 2015

When taking care of your loved one is a full time job, how do you take care of the caregiver?

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The Helplessness Antidote

Friday April 24, 2015

Exercise can liberate us from this deadly feeling, freeing our spirits as we free our bodies.

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Examples of living your best

Friday April 17, 2015

I want to highlight some of the things being done by individuals all over North America in an attempt to lighten the burden of Parkinson's. These are just a few of the individuals in the world who are striving to help those of us with Parkinson's 'Live Your Best'.

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10 exercise tips for people with Parkinson's

Friday April 10, 2015

Parkinson's disease is an unconventional illness that probably requires an unconventional solution. Here are 10 suggestions to consider for starting or maintaining a fitness plan in your life.

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Bit on Basketball

Tuesday April 07, 2015

My dad and I humble each other: Parkinson’s isn’t something you can pull on and off.

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