Inspiration

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14 Jun: [Video] Living Well With Parkinson’s: A Conversation with Brian Grant and Davis Phinney

In this genuine, inspiring, and relatable conversation, Brian and Davis talk about their experiences as athletes receiving a Parkinson's diagnosis, their difficulties in accepting the physical and mental challenges that have occurred with the progression of their Parkinson's, and how and why they are passionate about living well with Parkinson's each and every day.
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08 Jun: [Webinar Recording] YOPD Women’s Council: Relationships, Intimacy, and Parkinson’s

Receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis when you’re young is overwhelming enough. Being a woman with a Parkinson's diagnosis adds an additional layer of complexities and challenges.In this panel discussion, our YOPD Women's Council and special guest Dr. Karen Jaffe, MD, talked about the added challenges women living with Parkinson’s face as it relates to menstruation, menopause, and hormones.
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07 Jun: [Webinar Recording] Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, she examines why some people succeed and others fail, and why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. During this webinar, she discussed with us whether human behavior is constant or circumstantial, how behavior change really happens, the mindsets that help people succeed regardless of challenges, and what Angela learned from having a father who lived with Parkinson’s.
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03 Jun: (Workshop Recording) Sketching For Joy with Lorraine Wilson

Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador and artist Lorraine Wilson recently joined us for a two-hour workshop called "Sketching For Joy." In the workshop, Lorraine explained how anyone can be an artist and taught us how to use creativity to work through difficult emotions, revel in positive emotions, and how the process of being creative can significantly contribute to living well with Parkinson's.
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02 Jun: [WEBINAR RECORDING] HEALTH DISPARITIES AND PARKINSON’S: STRUCTURAL RACISM AND OPPRESSION

Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the myriad ways that structural racism and oppression affect healthcare and health outcomes, including wellbeing and quality of life. These same systemic issues plague the Parkinson’s community and result in care inequities and disparities that disproportionately affect people of color, women, people with limited English proficiency, and more.In this conversation, Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH discussed how these systems of racism and oppression affect our community, and how we can take these learnings and create the change needed to ensure all people can live well with Parkinson’s.