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Relationship Tips for People with Parkinson’s and Their Partners

For most couples, a Parkinson’s diagnosis will send the relationship down a new path, with each person experiencing their own set of challenges. The person with Parkinson’s may struggle in the relationship as symptoms worsen and they lose the ability to do certain things. Their partner may struggle as they move further into the role of caregiver. As important as it is to continue a normal life together, couples should prepare for the inevitable changes that are part of the overall picture of Parkinson’s. Whether you are a person with the disease or their partner, learn how to meet those [...]

November 12th, 2021|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Relationship Tips for People with Parkinson’s and Their Partners

Resources for veterans with Parkinson’s

We offer our gratitude to the brave individuals who served in the U.S. military and are now facing a different kind of path – Parkinson’s disease. In the U.S., an estimated 60,000 individuals are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year. Of the nearly 1 million Americans believed to be living with the disease, an estimated 110,000 of them are veterans. We have an obligation as a nation to honor and take care of the brave individuals who served in the U.S. military. This is why America has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans with Parkinson’s than any [...]

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Getting fit as a team

Motivation is a two-way street for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Help each other live happily and healthily ever after by seeking opportunities to exercise together. We already know that exercise is an important tool to help with the cognitive decline that people with Parkinson’s experience as the disease progresses. But it’s also important to remember that those with Parkinson’s disease aren’t the only people whose brains benefit from a consistent fitness routine. Research has found that everyone’s cognition starts to decline after the age of 40. That’s why engaging in an exercise program isn’t just good for [...]

November 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Getting fit as a team

Motivational Mondays with Jimmy Choi

Celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Month with Jimmy Choi on your team! Join Jimmy Choi, American Ninja Warrior, every Monday at 9am PDT in April for a 15-minute Parkinson's exercise routine that is fun and rewarding. Watch the latest video below and check out our social media to follow along with friends. Join us on Instagram > Join us on Facebook > Workout with Jimmy - April 26, 2021 Workout with Jimmy - April 19, 2021 Workout with Jimmy - April 12, 2021 Workout with Jimmy - April 5, 2021 You can also watch our online Parkinson's exercise videos, led by Jenny [...]

April 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Motivational Mondays with Jimmy Choi

Watch Video: Expert Q&A: Building Your Care Team

Thank you for joining us! Below is the full video from the Expert Q&A: Building Your Care Team with Dr. Suketu M. Khandhar on April 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

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Watch Video: Expert Q&A: Building Your Care Team

Brian’s shares his story in his book, Rebound

“Basketball gave me a life; Parkinson’s taught me how to live it.” — Brian Grant After 12 years of playing basketball at the highest professional level, Brian Grant could have been forgiven for thinking that the hardest part of his life was behind him, that he’d be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of his considerable labors. But soon after his retirement from the NBA, he was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease, ushering in a challenge greater than any he’d faced before, as well as an opportunity to embrace what really matters. With esteemed basketball writer Ric Bucher, Brian [...]

April 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Brian’s shares his story in his book, Rebound
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