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Caregiving: Ken's Story

Friday February 12, 2016

When I started attending PD caregiver support groups I was impressed by the heroic stories of difficult caregiving needs and caregiver efforts.

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Caregiving: Susan's Story

Tuesday January 26, 2016

I am a caretaker by nature and reveled in sharing life with Joe, my husband of 28 years, as well as being a mother to our 3 sons. We fought hard, enduring 8 miscarriages, but life was sweet in those early years.

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Present Moment: A Continued Conversation

Friday November 27, 2015

At one point during the HOPE Conference several fellow PWPs asked me to blog about the presentation by Gary Vallat, his spouse Rubye and their daughter Aimie. ...In his poem, “Going Public,” Gary acknowledges that doing what he is doing, pre-senting at conferences or support groups, making the personal - public, is not an easy task. But it is a valuable one. It builds and integrates us to community. It helps us heal.

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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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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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To be in June

Friday July 03, 2015

June is something of a Dad’s Month. You may say, “Well, sure: Father’s Day. Doink.” In our family, this bundle of weeks has ranged from graduation to the US Open—all opportunity to acknowledge Dad. I’ll go so far as to say that we’ve exceeded the calendar’s authority.

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Caring for a Spouse Living with PD

Tuesday June 23, 2015

It was interesting to hear that when folks spoke about the act of caring for a loved one, they had a language preference. Some emphasize the descriptor “caregiving” while others spoke of “carepartnering.”

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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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From the Depths of the Cupboards: Pumpkin Bars

Friday June 05, 2015

With spring come strawberries, rhubarb and (my personal favorite) the PNW gardener. Pies are on the horizon. Or, for some dads, longer golfing hours.

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Bit on Basketball

Tuesday April 07, 2015

My dad and I humble each other: Parkinson’s isn’t something you can pull on and off.

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