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"Mutual Honesty": A Conversation with Sailor West

Wednesday August 14, 2019

In case you've missed her, Sailor West has written wonderful interviews with community members, including her friend Debbie and her dad. This time, Sailor's the interviewee! Read our intern Emma's in-depth conversation with Sailor to learn how the soon-to-be high school senior navigates life impacted by Parkinson's - and life that's not!

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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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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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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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