Over the past 15 years, our greatest joy has been getting to know people living with Parkinson’s. They are our greatest teachers, sources of inspiration, and the people we reach out to when we want to hear the real deal. That’s why we’re handing over our next The Victory Summit® Virtual Event to them. Join these speakers and the Foundation on April 2 as we celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Month and pass the mic to people who can show you that it is possible to live well with Parkinson’s today — because they are doing it themselves.
The human body was built to work in partnership with the sun. Its light can transform our moods, focus, sleep, energy levels, immune systems, bone density, and mental health. As a result, spending time in the sun can be particularly beneficial to people living with Parkinson's who experience symptoms like depression, apathy, poor sleep, pain, and fatigue. And all you need to do to reap these benefits is step into the light. Here, we'll look at the many ways sunlight can help you live well with Parkinson's.
In the book How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide, author Toni Bernhard addresses a broad range of topics and how the practices of mindfulness, equanimity, and self-compassion can make life as good and joyful as possible in the face of a diagnosis like Parkinson’s.
This November, our final Victory Summit® Event for 2020 brought together people with Parkinson’s, care partners, family members, and wellness professionals for a day of information, inspiration, and connection. The Victory Summit – Boise event featured sessions from experts in physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy, as well as information about resources, including support groups and exercise classes, in the Boise area.
Join us in March for our many inspirational, educational, and Team DPF events. You’ll hear from experts and people with Parkinson’s on a variety of topics, but no matter the subject, rest assured that you will walk away feeling hopeful, knowledgable, and inspired.
Telehealth, forced exercise, Parkinson's apps, llama hiking trips, and "wow moments" of hope: here are some of the most important articles, podcasts, research, opportunities, and living well stories happening now.
Receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis when you’re young is overwhelming enough as it is. Add the need to exercise daily, attend a variety of medical appointments, and focus on your mental health to an already busy work schedule and it can feel like too much. Plus, if you don’t love your current career path, or you do but the demands exceed your energy and ON time, the possibility of changing careers or shifting roles at your age might feel like a pipe dream. But it’s not.
For the past 16 years, local organizations and leaders throughout the US, Canada, and beyond have collaborated with us to…
We’re kicking off 2021 with hopes for a bright year and plenty of action steps you can take to live well with Parkinson’s every day. Here’s a look at our events coming up this month.