Wellness CenterMay 2011

Dear Wellness Member,

Welcome to the May edition of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation Wellness Center, a virtual community focused on hope, healing, and wellness for all touched by Parkinson’s.   

This month is the third of a 5 part series, Teamwork: Working together for better results. Through teamwork we can accomplish so much more than we can alone- whether it relates to our medical care or living our best with Parkinson’s. In November 2010, The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) published a groundbreaking report, Improving quality of care for all with Parkinson’s disease, that listed key measures or problems that Neurologists should review with their patients, in an effort to improve the care of people with Parkinson’s.  

This month's focus is on one of those key measures-Sleep- as we review the sleep problems facing many with Parkinson's and most importantly- what you can do about it.

  • Sleep Problems. Learn about the different sleep problems experienced by many with Parkinson's.
  • Sleep Hygiene- Tips for better sleep. Print this handout and try these simple steps for better sleep.  
  • See our 2011 Wellness Topic Survey results. We have tallied your votes and will use this information for future wellness topics.
  • Power of the Mind. Second annual Wellness Day video and handouts are now available for your viewing.

Virtual Team Parkinson’s offers yet another way for you to get involved, support, inspire and share in our group’s accomplishments. Our group far exceeded our April goals. See how our group did and follow us as we meet May's new goal. 

Join us next month as we continue part 4 of this 5 part series on quality care and tackle each of the problems outlined in the AAN care report.

Best Of  Health,

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Guest Blogger, Former Medical Director of NWPF

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