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Looking for Answers and Support?

Date: 01.20.2012

Here’s the scenario: You, your family member, friend or neighbor has Parkinson's Disease (PD). And, you wonder… “How will this disease affect me?” “Where should I turn for support?”

Where do you go to get information about PD? Do you search the internet, go to the library, the bookstore or ask a medical professional? Is ignorance bliss or is knowledge and education power?

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Put one foot in front of the other

Date: 02.06.2012

Walking - we take for granted such an automatic task. Put one foot in front of the other. You stroll along at a brisk pace without taking a second thought to it. That is, until you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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Tips and Tricks for Living With Parkinson's

Date: 03.15.2012

*In this post are a few common ways to assist with writing, speaking, issues with freezing and taking medications. What has worked for you? Please respond on our blog with your favorite tips and tricks that help you get along each day with Parkinson’s.

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Flanked by Angels

Date: 03.19.2012

Flanked by Angels

As I sit here remembering one of the best ski outings I have experienced in recent years, I decided to share my joy with others affected by Parkinson’s disease. The January Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies’ newsletter featured an upcoming Ski Program for people with Parkinson’s sponsored by the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). ...

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Plan "B" for the Care Partner

Date: 05.01.2012

Care partners, care givers, care takers all mean the same thing. You experience life together. In good times and challenging times. In sickness and in health. Throw in the part about chronic illness. When one of you is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you both live with it. Most care partners focus on the person with Parkinson's well-being before thinking of taking care of oneself.

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Mrs. Shaky Paws Top 10 Recommendations for Care Partners

Date: 06.11.2012

Live in the moment

  • Learn from the past, plan for tomorrow, but live for today.
  • Don’t put off those activities that you have talked about doing “some day”.
  • Make time for fun.

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Mr. Shaky Paws Top 10 Recommendations for PWP's

Date: 06.21.2012

Be sure your doctor is a movement disorder specialist/neurologist (MDS).
Even if your doctor is a neurologist, this does not mean that he/she has the experience or education with movement disorders that will enable them to provide the specific care you need.

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Fall Prevention

Date: 10.23.2012

Fall Prevention ...

Falls can be very frightening to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. They generally are dramatic and symbolize a loss of control. One of our major goals as an organization is to educate individuals living with Parkinson’s disease on fall prevention and identify ways to prevent falls.

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How Your Home can WORK for you?

Date: 01.02.2013

Do you ever get the feeling that you are working for your home? I am not talking about the many years you spend paying for your home. The question is how often do you find that your home makes every day life easier for you? 

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What is Palliative Care?

Date: 03.28.2013

When the doctor first utters the words hospice or palliative care, many people freeze. No one wants to hear those words used in reference to their loved one. It’s scary and often families have no idea what this means. Instead of feeling relieved and empowered, families often feel anxious. Many people don’t actually know what palliative care is and how it can help a loved one achieve a better quality of life.

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