If your life partner gets diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’re in for the ride, and if you don’t learn how to best face this diagnosis head-on together, your days and years moving forward will be much more challenging than they need to be. Today we’re covering the 8 things you need to know if you’re spouse or close partner has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
For caregivers and their loved ones in the later stages of Parkinson’s, this time can be incredibly challenging emotionally, physically, and financially. However, there are simple ways to make this chapter of Parkinson’s easier on you, as a caregiver, and on your loved one.
Has someone you care about recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Are you wondering how you - as a spouse, partner, or family member - can step into the caregiver role and what you should expect in the days, months, and years ahead? Today we’re talking about how to lay the groundwork early after a Parkinson’s diagnosis to ensure you, as a caregiver, and your loved one can move forward together in an effective and powerful way.
Are you a caring for someone with Parkinson’s, and experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, forgetfulness, isolation, and depression? While these are typically considered symptoms of “caregiver burnout”, they can also indicate that you are be experiencing grief. One of the biggest myths about grief is that it only follows a death. The truth is that grief can show up long before death arrives and can often be triggered the moment a Parkinson’s diagnosis is delivered, for both you and your loved one with Parkinson’s.
Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT interviews Dr. Bas Bloem about the future of Parkinson’s care. Dr. Bloem is a Movement Disorder Specialist in the Netherlands who created a network of Parkinson's healthcare providers called ParkinsonNet that is completely revolutionizing the way countries provide Parkinson's care.
There are a lot of Parkinson's fitness programs out there, including Rock Steady Boxing, and there are a lot of reasons why I love them. However, If your only source of Parkinson’s exercise is a group fitness class, you may be doing yourself, your brain, and your future a disservice. Here walk through 3 questions to ask about your group fitness class to see where you can improve.
Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT interviews Samantha Elandary, a speech therapist and Founder / CEO of The Parkinson's Voice Project, about speech therapy for Parkinson's Disease. In her innovative program - SPEAK OUT! - Samantha is exploring a new type of voice therapy for Parkinson's that is empowering and effective.
The World Parkinson Congress, often referred to as the WPC, is one of the most unique and powerful Parkinson’s conferences in the world. Every three years the World Parkinson Congress draws world leaders in basic and clinical science, care, and advocacy from across the globe with the guidance of the program’s Executive Director, Elizabeth “Eli” Pollard.
Most of the time our present moment is safe and full of blessings waiting to be recognized. It is also full of opportunities and positive choices to be made that can make your today the best it can be.
Tim says, “Live your best today. Do your best, and stop there. Have the courage to be content, then offer yourself to others. You have many blessings still to share.”
Omotola Thomas has been told time after time that Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease and to curb her expectations of her future. She has consistently chosen to believe that she can defy the label that’s been placed upon her, and thus the perceived limitations that come with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. In this act of defiance, she founded ParkinStand.