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Punch-Drunk Parkinson's

Monday December 03, 2018

Uppercut - jab - hook! Peter Dunlap-Shohl has found a new side to himself: boxer. He describes the mental and physical experiences of his boxing therapy for Parkinson's, as well as the research that backs him up!

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The Parkinson's Holiday

Wednesday October 31, 2018

So you didn't know that there is an official holiday for Parkinson's? Yeah, it’s Halloween (rim shot, or spooky groan, your call).


Halloween is the time of year we set aside to recognize the importance of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. I don’t know about you, but in addition going bump in the night, I often go bump in broad daylight! 


The following content describes an individual experience of Parkinson's, and we recommend that readers defer to their own comfort level with the subject matter before reading this post. NW Parkinson’s strives to recognize  and engage with a variety of perspectives and experiences relating to Parkinson’s. The below represents the opinions and judgements of the author only, and does not necessarily reflect those of Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation.

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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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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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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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Never Stop Learning: an Astrophotographer's Approach

Wednesday August 01, 2018

"Astrophotography - a specialized type of photography of astronomical objects, celestial events, and areas of the night sky". 


Bill Clugston is an avid learner and photographer—particularly of the stars. He approaches life with Parkinson's as he does astrophotography: never stop learning.

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Pathway to Picnic Perfection

Friday July 20, 2018

"When you have to slow down, take advantage of it," Terry Harrigan writes in this guide to picnicking with Parkinson's.


"Picnic! The word conjures up happy memories of al fresco noshing with friends and family. What better way to enjoy the glory of summer in the Pacific Northwest!"


 

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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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