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"Advice" to a person with Advancing Parkinson's Disease

Friday March 04, 2016

A few weeks ago a social worker/counselor came to my apartment to help me examine how I was handling my advancing Parkinson’s Disease. ...I have no “advice” to give. What I can offer is my personal experience, for whatever way that may be of help to somebody.

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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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Notes on Hope

Friday August 28, 2015

September 26, 2015 is the day the NWPF’s Annual HOPE Conference will be held. I, like many of you have already registered to attend. Since signing up I have found myself reflecting and initiating conversations on what hope means to us, PWPs, and to our care partners.

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Replacements

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Hal Newsom, author of HOPE and founding Board member of Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, will share his thoughts occasionally with you. Here’s his first blog.

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Living for a Cure

Friday March 20, 2015

By all means let us pursue a cure for Parkinson's. Bur first, let us relentlessly pursue life.

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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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Re-Prioritizing Hopes

Monday April 21, 2014

With over ten years gone since my diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease, I’m trying to tamp down my greatest hope. That selfish and obvious hope? Of course, it’s for a PD cure.

What’s the problem with hoping for a cure? In the abstract, there is nothing wrong with this. In fact it’s impossible not to hope for such a thing if you have this collection of afflictions we call Parkinson’s Disease.

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