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New Diagnoses, New Posses

Thursday April 19, 2018

A new community can be affirming—and alienating. Especially when it revolves around a neurodegenerative disease. 


Brian Harris is familiar with community engagement. He’s still getting to know Parkinson’s. Diagnosed with Young Onset at age 48, he recognized a distinct need for the connection and support that don’t come home with you from the doctor’s office. Brian recently formed the Seattle Young Onset support group (SEAYOPD).

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10 Things You Don't Know About PD

Monday February 13, 2017

When it comes to Parkinson’s Disease, many folks have a mental image of an elderly man, stooped and hunched over, with a slow, shuffling gait, a cane, soft spoken and with slurred speech—maybe even drooling. While true in some cases of advanced Parkinson’s, there are simply too many other symptoms and situations that render this stereotype incomplete and inaccurate. What follows are facts to help dispel the myths.

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Contentment

Monday June 13, 2016

In December of 2015 I took a leave of absence from my nursing career that has turned into my taking a permanent leave due to my Parkinson's. Most of us have had dreams of what it might be like to take early retirement, hit the beach and live the high life. Well, my reality is not quite that. Don't get me wrong. It's not that it's been so bad, it's just that it's not been that great.

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Shaken to the Core

Wednesday April 13, 2016

It’s started. But, I took an extra dose. Oh gosh, they’re looking. Where was I? Now it’s getting worse, because they’re looking. Make it STOP! Telling myself that is NOT working! Now, I’m rambling. I’m just going to close.

“So how did I do on time?” I asked. Out of a 10-minute presentation, “It was 5 minutes.”

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Book review: Shake Well Before Use

Friday March 18, 2016

Tom Isaacs will be familiar to anyone who attended the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation’s 2015 HOPE conference in Seattle... Shake Well Before Use is Tom Isaacs’s detailed account of his year-long walk around the coastline of Britain. The book is many things: a photo-illustrated travelogue, a tribute to a deceased father and a loving mother, a fund-raising manual, a love story, a saga of a young man struggling to learn how to accept the questionable gifts that Parkinson’s delivered to him.

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Book Review: My Degeneration, A Journey Through Parkinson's

Friday January 15, 2016

Peter Dunlap-Shohl was an editorial cartoonist, one of those journalists who draw witty caricatures of people in the news, usually making fun of them. He had fun doing that. Then, at age 43, the real fun began for Peter. He was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease.

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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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Living with Hope

Friday September 04, 2015

We sat down with Terry Harrigan, NWPF's Volunteer Director of Engagement, to hear her thoughts on living with Parkinson's, the HOPE Conference and volunteering with NWPF.

TH: I am happier now than I have ever been in my life. I am not happy because I have Parkinson’s, I am happy in spite of having Parkinson’s. I’ve made a conscious decision to live my life the best way I can!

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Flowers in Our Hair

Monday August 03, 2015

My dad and I went to San Francisco a few weeks ago to meet with Dr. Phillip Starr, neurosurgeon and genuine human.

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