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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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Terry & Marian's Thanksgiving for Two

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Today's Tuesday with Terry is about two "T" words that go great together - turkey and Thanksgiving. Over the years, my mom and I have settled on a pared down version of Thanksgiving. It's just the two of us - my mom (old person) and me (starting-to-get-old person with Parkinson's) so we like to keep it simple. Read more for a Parkinson's friendly Thanksgiving!

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"Pilot to Co-Pilot"

Friday November 09, 2018

Alongside her granddaughter, Ellie, NW Parkinson's Board & Community member Gloria Gottesman has created a fantastic story about family, Parkinson's, and heroes. View "Pilot to Co-Pilot" - their video submission for the 2019 World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto!

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Never Say Never

Monday November 05, 2018

I remember hearing someone (probably my old English teacher) say you should make your words soft and tender—you may have to eat them. I’ve been munching on the word 'never' for a while. 

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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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Pete Beidler: The Man Behind the Books

Monday October 15, 2018

Pete Beidler is an author, husband, dad, grandfather, teacher, friendhe's also an extraordinary member of the NW Parkinson's community. He shares honestly on literature, life, and death with Parkinson's. Learn more about the man behind Parkinson Pete's Bookshelves: Reviews of Eighty-Nine Books about Parkinson's Disease.

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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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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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Welcome to The Weekly!

Monday August 06, 2018

Executive Director Melissa Tribelhorn introduces "The Weekly": each Tuesday, we share our online newsletter with the wide and dynamic Parkinson's community, featuring the latest in research and in the lives of those affected by Parkinson's. Melissa also thanks the region for participating in Walk for Parkinson's 2018, one of our awesome events that makes programs like "The Weekly" possible!


Sign up for our online newsletter on the top right of our home page, nwpf.org!

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