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Top Ten Tips for Parkinson’s Disease- Tell us yours


Tremor is one the cardinal symptoms of ParkinsonsApril is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Chances are you know the value of information and support if you are living with Parkinson’s disease. This blog brings so many people together with a single goal – living your best with Parkinson’s disease. Each person has their own idea of what helps, what gives the most sense of support, wellbeing, happiness and empowerment. Help us bring awareness and support to the community by telling us what has helped you the most.

Add your tips or helpful experience to the list below by replying to this post. This information will help us create a top ten tips for Parkinson’s

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  • Get the information you need to understand your condition and the medicines used to treat it.
  • See a physical therapist to tailor your exercise program to your needs
  • Add antioxidants to your diet
  • Focus on the positive and what you can do not just what you can’t
  • Dont go it along. Reach out to others for help and give it in turn when you can
  • Reduce the effects of stress.
  • Search for balance in life- nourishing the mind,body and soul

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Booth Gardner has touched the lives of so many


boothI learned today that Governor Booth Gardner died yesterday. Governor Gardner was a source of inspiration, creative leader, compassionate man and friend to many. When diagnosed with Parkinson’s, he used this to reach out to others in strength, support,and  kindness. His concern for others proved him to be a man of grace and dignitiy. The following statement is from the members of NWPF as we honor Booth’s memory and share our condolences with family. Please celebrate Booth’s life by replying to this statement with your message of  appreciate for Booth.  Monique Giroux, MD

Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

Statement on the passing of Governor Booth Gardner

The Board, staff and supporters of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation are deeply saddened by the passing of Governor Gardner.  Booth was a leading voice for the Parkinson’s community throughout the state and the entire country.   As a long-time Board member, NWPF is indebted to him for his tremendous contributions toward raising general awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and pushing for greater access to patient care and wellness.  His legacy will endure through his work in establishing the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center.

The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation sends its condolences to his family.

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