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Introducing NWPF's New Social Services Manager: Sarah Winter, MSW, LICSW

Tuesday February 07, 2017

"NWPF has a wonderful culture of responsiveness to and engagement with the Parkinson's community. I hope to continue this work by building bridges with individuals, providers, and communities throughout our region so that people affected by PD can live their best lives."

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Managing the Holiday Blues 2016

Monday December 12, 2016

Many among us will indeed rejoice. Unfortunately many will not. As mental health professionals remind us every year, vulnerable individuals will experience the holiday as stressful, an occasion that activates (or augments) emotions such as sadness, loneliness, feelings of alienation — “the holiday blues.”

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Book Review - H.O.P.E.: Four Keys to a Better Quality of Life for Parkinson's

Tuesday November 15, 2016

One of the most engaging books about Parkinson’s disease was written by Hal Newsom, a Seattle-based advertising executive. Diagnosed at age 66, he lived with the disease for more than two decades. He was active in the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and helped start the annual HOPE Conference®, now in its eleventh year.

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Rhonda Foulds, Outrunning Parkinson's Disease

Monday October 10, 2016

Superman. Hercules. Rhonda Foulds. Three beings with preternatural strength. But only one of them is real. Real enough to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, back in 1999, at the age of 35. Why does an athlete with Parkinson’s Disease rate a mention with two legendary titans? Superman leaps tall buildings, Hercules dispatched the Hydra, and every day Rhonda Foulds trains for the 10 or so marathons she runs every year.

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Book Review: The Perapatetic Pursuit of Parkinson Disease

Tuesday October 04, 2016

It is always good to hear about Parkinson’s from the people who know it best — the men and women who have the disease. The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson Disease gives us a welcome window into the lives and thoughts of a wide variety such people.

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Snake Oil, the Cure for Parkinson's.

Monday September 12, 2016

Ask a Snake Oil Salesman!

Did you know that Snake Oil will cure Parkinson’s Disease? It’s absolutely guaranteed! I see some of you furrowing your brows and looking at me all squinty-like, as if you don’t believe me. Oh ye of little faith! In spite of my hurt feelings, I will nevertheless be glad, eager even, to correct your sad paucity of vision, your cynical lack of faith.

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Book Review: Natural Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

Monday August 08, 2016

In Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease, Dr. Mischley calls for the integration of the conventional approach to Parkinson’s — involving carbidopa-levadopa, agonists, and other pharmaceuticals — with the naturopathic approach — involving nutrition and vitamin supplements. She is convinced that if neurologists and naturopaths work together, then patients need not assume that Parkinson’s is always progressive or that it can never be slowed, halted, or even reversed.

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JBC + DBS: A Mostly-Love Story (Continued)

Friday December 04, 2015

Besides a knack for receiving brain surgeries, my dad is now proficient in sheltering animals. Luna is his latest tenant. In the first half of our interview, my dad and I haphazardly recounted his history with DBS. Here we continue the conversation.

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Flowers on Dr. Starr's Tie

Friday October 16, 2015

In my last post, I recounted about half of my dad and my caffeinated adventure in San Francisco. The best has been saved for last. In fact, I break it down into acts: (I) Pete’s Deli on Divisadero Street Experience; (II) Dr. Starr and the Surgical Movement Disorders Center Experience.

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Pressure Sores

Friday June 26, 2015

Pressure sores are no small thing when they are left undiscovered and untreated. However, pressure sores can be prevented from happening and treatments are available under various conditions.

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