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Surprising Ways Yoga and Meditation Can Heal

Wednesday April 10, 2019

For seniors and their caregivers, sustaining good mental health can be an immense challenge. The stresses of aging, illness, and providing constant care can take such an emotional toll. So, if you are a senior or caregiver, how can you heal that damage? Yoga and meditation can be a good start, as they provide many health benefits. Here are ways these ancient healing practices can improve your life, as well as ways to begin your own practice.

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Stronger Together: Daughters of People With Parkinson’s

Friday March 08, 2019

Sailor and Debbie didn't totally relate to their peers - until the two became coworkers. "I had never met anyone else around my age who had a parent with Parkinson’s, let alone a parent who was about to go through the same surgery my dad had the past winter." Read Sailor's interview with Debbie here!

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One Grunt, or Two? A Parkinsonian Dialogue

Friday February 08, 2019

Peter Dunlap-Shohl brings a light heart to a heavy symptom of Parkinson's: speech troubles. "In my 17th post-diagnosis year the most aggravation I get on a daily basis from Parkinson's is from problems with speech. I wonder how other animals get along without talking. I certainly can’t." Read more for a thoughtful - and amusing - Parkinsonian dialogue.

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One Look at Community: the Newest Women's Support Group

Monday February 04, 2019

A record number of women living with Parkinson’s turned out for the inaugural group meeting at the Evergreen Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center on Tuesday, January 22, 2019! After listening to and working with the community, NW Parkinson's & EvergreenHealth helped to meet women with Parkinson's need for support. As the only independent local non-profit serving people affected by Parkinson’s in Alaska, Idaho, Montana &  Washington, NW Parkinson's works to help ensure that no one walks the Parkinson's journey alone. Here's how!

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Board Spotlight on Steve Gilbert

Monday January 28, 2019

Steve Gilbert is a neurotoxicologist and the newest member of NW Parkinson's Board of Directors. His work has been steeped in neurological disorders for years—way before his Parkinson's diagnosis. Read more to learn about Steve, including his website on toxicology, plus his personal & professional insight on life with Parkinson's.

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Hang on to Your Shower Cap

Wednesday January 16, 2019

"If you live alone and get stuck while trying to get out of the bathtub, your cat will not be able to help you." Read more for a review - and navigation - of bathtub safety with Parkinson's.

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Happy New Year - Thanks to You!

Monday January 14, 2019

There’s a lot of New Year energy in the air as we begin 2019, and I continue to be inspired by the amazing NW Parkinson’s community. In December, over 250 of you raised $52,000 to make sure that no one in the Northwest walks their Parkinson's journey alone. Because of your generous contributions, we exceeded our End of Year goal! Read more of what that means to Melissa, and for the NW Parkinson's community.

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Joy & Other Winter Odes

Wednesday January 09, 2019

From her kitchen and her pen, Terry shares with us a few ways through winter: "When the weather turns damp and blustery, my thoughts inevitably turn to the joys of comfort food." Read more for her celebratory Ode to Bisquik!

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Let There Be Light!

Wednesday January 02, 2019

The Winter Solstice has passed; it's dark in the Northwest but more and more daylight reaches us each day. Writing from the heart of this season and the northern most state, Peter Dunlap-Shohl starts the New Year with a great question: “Is there a link between darkness and Parkinson’s? And could light therapy enhance our ability to cope?"

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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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