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10 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts for Caregivers

The holidays are a perfect time to show caregivers how much you appreciate their help and support all year round. We’ve gathered together a list of gift ideas for these special people who support our community in achieving their goals of living fully with Parkinson’s disease.

Give Time

1. Say bye-bye to dust-bunnies. With everything else […]

Cooking and Eating with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s symptoms can include problems with preparing, chewing, swallowing and digesting food. Our comprehensive guide can help you prepare and eat a healthy diet with Parkinson’s. Sign up to get a downloadable copy of our guide. We’ll also send you monthly updates, tips, tools and other resources for living with Parkinson’s.

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Air Force Veteran Powers Forward With Parkinson’s

Dirk Niedentohl stays busy. Whether he’s at work or at home, he’s always working on a project to keep himself busy.

“He comes home from work, goes out in the wood shop, and stays out until dark,” explains his wife Gale. “I have to remind him to come in to eat.”

After Dirk’s Parkinson’s diagnosis in […]

Understanding Parkinson’s pain (and how to get rid of it)

Parkinson’s can be a literal pain in the neck. In fact, it’s one of the most common non-motor symptoms of this disease. Thankfully, there are treatments (including non-drug therapies) that can help.

The medical community spends a lot of time researching and discussing the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia (slowness […]

Shelley and Andy

There are times when I’m grateful for Parkinson’s disease. This doesn’t happen often but it does happen. I’m grateful because I’ve met some people who have guided me from newbie to a full-fledged member of the group you never wanted to belong to.

When I was diagnosed I went online to find a support group. I […]

How Mindfulness Meditation Helps Parkinson’s

The benefits of meditation are plentiful for people with Parkinson’s. It can boost feelings of control and resilience, reduce anxiety and depression, improve sleep and increase grey matter in the brain.

By now, you know that exercise is one of the cheapest, most effective medicines for slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Well, think […]