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Do You See What I See?

Tuesday December 22, 2009

ONE Christmas holiday when my sister, a psychologist, was still in graduate school, she performed Rorschach tests on our entire family (aged parents, five siblings, numerous offspring, game in-laws). She set up at the kitchen table and interviewed us individually, placing the famous cards before each of us, scratching away on a notepad as we commented, encouraging us with a steady “Uh-huh, uh-huh.”

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Turning In Your Car Keys Knowing When To Do It When Parkinsons Interferes

Tuesday December 22, 2009

With better medicine and technologies, people are living longer. That means, there are more and more older people on the roads behind the wheel of a car. While people are living longer, they are living longer with illnesses or chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease.

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Walking My Path With Parkinson's

Tuesday December 22, 2009

We were at the football game the other night (9ers won over the Cardinals -- yay!!) and I went down to the concession area to get some hot chocolate. It was around 7:30 at night and I take my last pill at 6:00, so I was starting to move a little slower, and walk a little "funnier". These 2 very young men brushed past me; I could tell they were a little frustrated at my pace. As they walked on, I heard one say to the other, "well, she IS retarded, you know".

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Want a Unique Gift for Someone With Parkinson’s Disease? Honor Them by Sponsoring One of "200 Perfect Jumps"

Tuesday December 22, 2009

On June 16, 2010, at SkyDive Twin Cities in Baldwin, WI, Kevin Burkart will be reprising his “Perfect Jumps for Parkinson’s” but this time instead of 100 skydives in one day, he’ll be doing 200! His goal is to raise awareness about Parkinson's and also at least $60,000 to for outreach, support, and improved care for people impacted by the disease.

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Parkinson’s Quilt Project Launches!

Tuesday December 22, 2009

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce the launch the Parkinson’s Quilt Project - the first global quilt project to focus the world's attention on the nearly one million people in the US and more than 4.1 million people worldwide living with Parkinson's disease (PD). The project aims to raise awareness of the impact that the disease has on people living with Parkinson's - along with their families, caregivers and friends - and our continued urgency to find a cure.

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Numbers offering to donate brains for Parkinson’s research almost doubles

Tuesday December 22, 2009

The number of people agreeing to donate their brains to medical research after death has almost doubled following a campaign, a charity said today.

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Selfless toil of valiant Robert

Thursday December 17, 2009

An elderly Parkinson's disease sufferer has helped £350 grow into £4,500 to fight the disease by growing and selling vegetables.

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Irregular Arm Swing May Point to Parkinson's Disease

Thursday December 17, 2009

Irregular arm swings while walking could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, according to neurologists who believe early detection may help physicians apply treatments to slow further brain cell damage until strategies to slow disease progression are available.

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Parkinson's goes Big

Thursday December 17, 2009

Going big is nothing new for Chester “Chet” Massino of Toluca. After retiring as the Sandwich School District superintendent, he served on the Marshall County board, worked as an educational consultant and was chairman of the Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority.

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A Bicycle Built for Parkinson's Relief

Thursday December 17, 2009

A debilitating brain disorder responds to bike riding—in tandem.

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