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31 May: What’s Coming Next Month: June 2021

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.
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03 May: Every Victory Counts® Preview: Friendships and Parkinson’s

There are various obstacles that a person with Parkinson’s can face when it comes to friendships, both with making new friends and keeping “the old.” Some friends may find a Parkinson’s diagnosis too much to process. That’s okay. Just be where you can with them. Others may not completely understand but will be by your side, nonetheless. Treasure the friendships wherever they are. Some will fade, and again, that’s okay. Give grace to those friendships and let them go where they naturally will. The others, the ones who stick around even though they don’t understand — I think they might just be the “gold.” 
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30 Apr: What’s Coming Next Month: May 2021

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.
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26 Apr: A Day in the Life of a Parkinson’s Ambassador: Barry Branson

Our Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors are at the heart of our organization. They are our fearless leaders dedicated to living well today, who use their knowledge, passion, and experience to support others going through a Parkinson's journey. Each Monday during Parkinson's Awareness Month, we will highlight a "Day in the Life" of one of our amazing Ambassadors. This week, we are happy to feature Steve Hovey. Here is "a day in his life," in his own words.

18 Nov: How to Understand and Manage OFF Times as a Parkinson’s Care Partner

As Parkinson’s care partners know well, everyone living with Parkinson’s experiences OFF times differently. (OFF times occur when their medication wears off, hasn’t kicked in, or just isn’t providing symptom relief.) For some, especially those who have been diagnosed for only a few years, OFF periods may be rare and a minor concern. For others, OFF can be a frequent and debilitating experience. No matter what stage of Parkinson’s your loved one is in, you can help them navigate OFF times so they can get back to feeling their best.