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Get Outside and Enjoy Summer

Summer is in full swing. Fortunately, this summer looks brighter than last. As things are gradually returning to normal, everyone is excited to get outside and freely be active again. There is plenty of scientific research to back up the belief that being outside in nature is medicine for the mind. Studies have shown over the years that our concentration, cognition, creativity, and productivity can all be boosted by going outside more often. This is especially beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s disease who struggle with memory and cognition impairment, as well as stress, anxiety, and depression. We had a [...]

July 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Get Outside and Enjoy Summer

Watch Video: Pain and Parkinson’s

Thank you for joining us! Below is the video from the Expert Q&A: Pain and Parkinson's with Dr. Bethany Tennant on July 13, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal and Kyowa Kirin, and to all of the generous donations that help support BGF programs. WATCH VIDEO This Expert Q&A and Chef Kenny 's Golden Blueberry Crisp recipe and cooking demo are part of our 2021 Nutrition Series featuring Dr. Bethany Tennant, naturopathic physician and certified nutrition specialist, and Chef Kenny. The topics are: Gut Health in March, Pain and Inflammation in July, and Immunity in September, together they will [...]

July 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Watch Video: Pain and Parkinson’s

Watch Video: Expert Q&A: Working with Parkinson’s

Thank you for joining us! Below is the full video from the Expert Q&A: Working with Parkinson's on May 11, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal and Kyowa Kirin, and to all of the generous donations that help support BGF programs. WATCH VIDEO

May 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Watch Video: Expert Q&A: Working with Parkinson’s

Watch Video: Mental Health & Parkinson’s Conference

Thank you for joining us! Below is the full video from the Mental Health & Parkinson's Disease Virtual Conference on May 1, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal, Abbvie and Moda Health, and to all of the generous donations that help support BGF programs. WATCH VIDEO

May 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Watch Video: Mental Health & Parkinson’s Conference

Living With Parkinson’s: Dr. Okun Answers Your Questions

In 2020, Dr. Michael Okun and co-authors Dr. Irene Malaty and Dr. Wissam Deeb published Living with Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers. This optimistic guide addresses PD-related issues and symptoms along with emerging therapies. In each chapter, Dr. Okun offers patients the necessary tools to manage their disease and to ultimately find joy and fulfilment in their lives. Dr. Okun recently answered two of the most common questions we receive from our community about living with Parkinson's. Check out the questions and answers below. And sign up for a special Parkinson's Awareness Month newsletter, from the [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Living With Parkinson’s: Dr. Okun Answers Your Questions

Tips for safely eating from an Occupational Therapist

The mobility problems associated with Parkinson’s can make it difficult to prepare and eat meals safely. We’ve teamed up with Kelly Barmann, OTR/L to get her tips and advice to help people with Parkinson’s continue to cook and eat at home. In this final article, Kelly Barmann gives us some advice on the basics for safely eating and a few tips on tremor management to get food to your mouth. [SIDE NOTE: Chewing and swallowing problems are common in Parkinson’s and are not the topic of discussion in this article. If you are experiencing any problems chewing and swallowing, you [...]

November 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Tips for safely eating from an Occupational Therapist
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