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QUIZ: How well do you know your Parkinson’s Disease?

Friday September 11, 2015

To complete the quiz, you’ll need a pen, a pencil, or a stick to note your answers; an encyclopedic knowledge of Parkinson’s disease, or access to a reliable search engine; dogged perseverance; a sense of humor. Choose as many of the answers as seem true to you.

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Life Lessons

Friday June 19, 2015

Life lessons. I find, at times, they are really hard to take in. I have discovered these past couple months that I do not really care to write/blog/share when I feel unsure or confused. But today I woke up with the sense that I needed to do just that.

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Boom Go Parkinson’s Costs

Friday June 12, 2015

The drastic increase of the national economic burden of PD has proven to be the result of the inflation of the elderly population (the Baby Boomers generation). We could reduce costs by hundreds of millions through by delaying disease progression by 30%.

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Get Moving!

Tuesday May 26, 2015

There is an ongoing discussion regarding physical activity and Parkinson’s. We often hear quotes that exercise will help, if not outright cure, many of the symptoms we face with PD. And I believe it’s true. I have lived the reality of feeling better while exercising. My joints move better, my whole body works better and I have less anxiety when I’m active.

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Examples of living your best

Friday April 17, 2015

I want to highlight some of the things being done by individuals all over North America in an attempt to lighten the burden of Parkinson's. These are just a few of the individuals in the world who are striving to help those of us with Parkinson's 'Live Your Best'.

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10 exercise tips for people with Parkinson's

Friday April 10, 2015

Parkinson's disease is an unconventional illness that probably requires an unconventional solution. Here are 10 suggestions to consider for starting or maintaining a fitness plan in your life.

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Suggestions for the Shaken

Friday April 03, 2015

I do believe in what I've been writing regarding living your best. So the question is: How? How do you have the strength, courage and perseverance when life is really, really, really rotten?

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Three Huge Changes for People with Parkinson's

Friday March 13, 2015

There are three components to recent changes in the experience and treatment of Parkinson's, all of which have the promise to contribute greatly to the care and everyday quality of life experienced by those of us with PD.

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Take a Hint from PD

Tuesday June 24, 2014

It’s March, 2000. I’m lost in the Spandex of the Tour of Anchorage pre-race crowd. I gawk at all the super-fit athletes around me and try to reassure myself I’m prepared to cross-country ski 50 kilometers through the middle of town. As our pod of racers starts, I notice that they seem to be pulling ahead of me. It’s as if an invisible force is gently but inexorably drawing them forward. Or is it holding me back? Later as I chug up to an aide station, a woman watches with concern, and asks if I’m alright. No problem. I’m fine. Why would she even wonder?

I struggled on to finish hours later, blissfully unaware that in a little more than a year I will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease is slowness. Not just the slowness of the patient, but also the snail-like progression of the disease in most people. Of course, that is a good thing. With a disorder’s description includes progressive, disabling, and incurable, you don’t want to see words like rapid, swift,or sudden.

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Nature's Moments

Friday April 04, 2014

We’ve long known that connecting with nature has a powerful influence over us. Studies evaluating the effect of nature on healing show that this effect is real and not just imagined. Using nature videos, artwork and exposure to the outdoors, researchers show that recovery from surgery is faster, the length of hospital stays are reduced and the healing process is enhanced. Natural spaces stimulated creativity, engagement, and problem solving yet at the same time add a sense of peacefulness and calm. Nature gives us a respect for our interconnectedness, adds meaning and purpose to life. Hospitals, hospice programs and healing arts practitioners now intentionally add nature to their décor and environment to enhance personal healing.

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