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Diving into the Future

We first met Marlene Kendrick in 2019 when she and her partner, Jack, hosted a small concert in their living room benefitting the Brian Grant Foundation. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018, Marlene has been a solid supporter of BGF and today she’s a dedicated member of our Program Advisory Committee. A lot has changed for Marlene since 2019. After 20 years in the medical field as a diagnostic ultrasound technician, she retired in April 2021. The last year of her career looked a lot different than she expected because of the Covid pandemic. The pandemic helped her come [...]

December 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Diving into the Future

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
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