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We’ve searched the “blogosphere” for creative, informative and educational blogs that might be of interest to you.

Kate Kelsall: Shake, Rattle and Roll
Kate was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the mid-1990s. In addition to being an activist for Parkinson research, she is a co-facilitator of a DBS support group in Denver.

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Take Care of Your Health

Date: Dec 30, 2011

At the beginning of the New Year many people make resolutions. A common theme is taking care of your health by watching your diet, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol and starting an exercise program. Sound familiar? "Take care of your health". What does that mean? In the Parkinson's community it is important to include exercise in your daily routine.

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Looking for Answers and Support?

Date: Jan 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: Feb 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: Mar 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: Mar 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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Share Your Story

Date: Apr 16, 2012

April is National Parkinson Awareness month. It would be great for you to make your voices heard throughout the community. There are a number of ways you can let the public be aware about Parkinson's Disease. You can write letters to the editor or your Congressman making them aware of the needs of the 17,000 people in Colorado who have Parkinson's. It is important to keep the needs of the Parkinson's community in the forefront.

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Plan "B" for the Care Partner

Date: May 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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Oct 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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