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PD Community Blogs

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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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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How Your Home can WORK for you?

Date: Jan 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: Mar 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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