Getting a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be overwhelming enough as it is. The last thing we want is for you to…
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology is advancing rapidly. We recently sat down with Dr. Brontë-Stewart to learn more about adaptive…
On April 2, 2021, we had our first ever The Victory Summit® Virtual Event led entirely by our Ambassadors! From sessions on nutrition, exercise, and communication to a "Parkie Poetry" performance by the talented Wayne Gilbert, this Victory Summit Virtual event was full of expertise and experience from the people who know Parkinson's best.
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.
Singles with Parkinson’s are people who don’t have a care partner who lives with them. There are a lot of us. Some singles have been on their own for some time, while others have lost care partners as a result of divorce, the death of a partner, or many other life circumstances. Just when you thought life couldn’t throw any more curveballs, you find yourself facing Parkinson's alone…without a safety net. Webinars and resources designed for care partners often make me feel even more alone. I sometimes want to scream, "What about me?!" So, how do we cope and live well with Parkinson’s without a care partner? I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I’ve come up with some suggestions.
Join us in May for live webinars on a wide variety of topics, including racism and Parkinson's, pregnancy and contraception for people with Parkinson's, and how light and nature can help you live well today. Also, back by popular demand is a workshop led by Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador Lorraine Wilson, in which she will show you how easy and beneficial creativity can be. And, as the weather gets warmer and we turn to the outdoors for exercise and play, be sure to check out one of our many Team DPF events that will inspire you to move and support others living with Parkinson's in the process.
Let’s look at some ways an OT can help you live well with Parkinson’s at home. Why? Because much of our lives are spent in our homes. We eat, sleep, and cultivate passions there. We create art, food, and music there. We study and educate ourselves there. And, of course, we visit others and maintain relationships there. So, home needs to be a place that supports our goals and allows us to thrive.
If you’ve been living with Parkinson’s for a while, chances are good that you’ve either heard about how beneficial boxing is for people with Parkinson’s, or you’ve attended many boxing classes yourself. But how familiar are you with the latest and greatest research about boxing and Parkinson’s? In this webinar, our panel members shared specifics about the research they’ve conducted and described the effects of Parkinson’s severity and duration of boxing training on changes in balance, mobility, and quality of life for people living with mild or moderate to severe Parkinson’s.
Are you interested in hosting a cooking workshop for the Parkinson's community? A how-to about finding a new career path after diagnosis, or navigating "Parkinsonville"? A tutorial on watercolor, or propagating a spider plant, or song-writing, or starting your own business, or dancing, or bird-watching, or tai chi, or poetry, or...you get the idea. We invite you to submit an application to host a 2022 Parkinson's workshop!
We often hear from people looking for more ways to get involved in our community. Here are some ways you can be proactive in supporting the Foundation this summer and help us help people live well with Parkinson's today.