Parkinson’s is often misunderstood. Here are a few to consider and share.
Listen in as Kelsey Phinney and her mom Connie Carpenter Phinney talk about practicing compassion.
Sing along with Davis Phinney and his daughter Kelsey as they practice vocal exercises.
What are ways people can improve facial expression? What can care partners do to create an environment that encourages more non-verbal expression, and what can people living with Parkinson’s do to address their own facial masking?
My dad’s face, like many people with Parkinson’s who experience facial masking, is less expressive and more neutral than one would expect, given the content of his conversation.
As we head into a season filled with family and friends, I wanted to take a moment to share how I prepare people to meet my dad who has Parkinson’s so that the time we spend together is as comfortable as possible for everyone.