[PODCAST] The Parkinson’s Podcast Unfiltered: Grief
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Danielle Smith
3d ago
This content is made possible through the generous support of listeners like you. Click here to make a donation.  In this episode of the Parkinson’s Podcast Unfiltered, Heather and Kat discuss how they approach the sadness, loss, and grief while still finding joy and productive ways to live well today. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE This podcast is also available on YouTube. Follow us  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  YouTube The post [PODCAST] The Parkinson’s Podcast Unfiltered: Grief appeared first on Davis Phinney Foundation ..read more
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When to Start Learning About Deep Brain Stimulation
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Chris Krueger
6d ago
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and your symptoms are manageable with little or no medication, chances are that there are more pressing things for you to learn about than deep brain stimulation (DBS). For example, you would likely benefit from prioritizing learning about exercise, the mental health impacts of Parkinson’s, and how to build a strong care team. However, the more you know about your treatment options, the better prepared you’ll be to make informed decisions with your care team, so outside of the earliest days of living with Parkinson’s, it’s never too early to s ..read more
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Noticias Parkinson – Embajadores Líderes en acción
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Juan Gordillo
6d ago
Adriana Amaya y Jaime Alberto Puerta se graduaron como Embajadores Líderes de la Davis Phinney Foundation a principios de 2024. En abril, Mes de la Concientización sobre el Parkinson, realizaron múltiples actividades de sensibilización, pues ambos, al vivir con Parkinson desde hace años, saben lo importante que es que la sociedad conozca más sobre el Parkinson, y vean y sepan que es posible llevar una buena calidad de vida con esta condición. Adriana y Jaime tienen muchas cosas en común, más allá del diagnóstico de Parkinson. Ambos son originarios de Medellín, Colombia, han aprendido a vivir ..read more
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[Webinar Recording] Live Well Today: Sex and Intimacy
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Danielle Smith
1w ago
In this Live Well Today webinar recording, Director of Education and Content Devon Fulford talks with Lisa Thomas and Daniel Fleshner, two Colorado-based certified sex therapists, about intimacy and Parkinson’s.  During this interview, Lisa and Daniel discuss what a healthy sex life can look like while living with Parkinson’s, the importance of flexibility, and acknowledgement of new circumstances, changes in attraction, and much more!   The notes below highlight and expand upon some of the core messages from the webinar discussion, and you can watch or listen to the complete recor ..read more
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[PODCAST] Louisiana Walks
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Danielle Smith
1w ago
This content is made possible through the generous support of listeners like you. Click here to make a donation.  In this episode, join us for an inspiring conversation with Michelle David Lane and Susan Sapir-Fields, the founders of Louisiana Walks (LA Walks) for Parkinson’s. Discover the heartwarming story behind this annual fundraiser benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation. To learn more about the Louisiana Walks fundraiser, please visit: https://parkinsonswalk.org LISTEN TO THE EPISODE This podcast is also available on YouTube. Follow us  Facebook  Twitter ..read more
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The Davis Phinney Foundation Presents The Victory Summit® event – New Orleans to energize and connect the Louisiana Parkinson’s community—REGISTER NOW!
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Meghan Barcinski
2w ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gayle Gahagan Marketing Manager ggahagan@dpf.org 303-901-8289 The Davis Phinney Foundation Presents The Victory Summit® event – New Orleans to energize and connect the Louisiana Parkinson’s community—REGISTER NOW! New Orleans, LA – [June 2024] –   The Victory Summit® event – New Orleans is a free day of learning presented by the Davis Phinney Foundation for the Louisiana Parkinson’s community. Event speakers include neurologists, movement disorder specialists, and other experts who are visionaries in their fields. They promise to deliver powerf ..read more
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Support Groups, Shared Interests, and Healthy Parkinson’s Communities
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Danielle Smith
2w ago
Parkinson’s can make your world seem small. It can make it hard to get out to do the things you like to do. It can make it hard to talk about the things you like to talk about. It can make it tough to stay active. Conversely, Parkinson’s can also make your world seem big. Your symptoms may unpredictably change, which is just one reason the future can seem uncertain or even scary.  These are just a few of the reasons to connect with a support group. Many people with Parkinson’s find it helpful to talk with people who have the shared experience of navigating the challenges and peculiaritie ..read more
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UNDERSTANDING AND DISCUSSING MENTAL HEALTH IMPACTS OF PARKINSON’S
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Danielle Smith
2w ago
This post is purely meant to be educational and provide resources for mental health awareness and maintenance. If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 in an emergency or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak to a crisis counselor.   Why Talk About Mental Health?  Mental health challenges are common for people living with Parkinson’s. In fact, depressive symptoms are often the first non-motor symptoms people experience on the road to a Parkinson’s diagnosis. As many as 35-40% of people with Parkinson’s report that they experience anxiety and depre ..read more
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[PODCAST] THE PARKINSON’S PODCAST UNFILTERED EPISODE 2: SEX
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Chris Krueger
2w ago
Parkinson’s influences sexual health and relationships in myriad ways, and the topic can be uncomfortable to discuss. Join us for this episode of The Parkinson’s Podcast: Unfiltered, wherein co-hosts Heather and Kat dive into some of the ways Parkinson’s influences sexual health, intimacy, and relationships. As always, no topic is off the table. Sit back and enjoy as your hosts discuss arousal, self-image, dating with Parkinson’s, and much more!   Want more Parkinson’s Podcast? Visit the Parkinson’s Podcast archive on our website. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE The audio-only version of this po ..read more
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Momentos Victoriosos™ – María Eugenia Jiménez: “Mi recomendación es agradecer siempre”        
Davis Phinney Foundation
by Juan Gordillo
2w ago
En la Davis Phinney Foundation tenemos la misión de ayudar a las personas con Parkinson a Vivir Bien Hoy. Con esta serie de testimonios, titulada Momentos Victoriosos, queremos compartir y celebrar las historias de personas con Parkinson que sean fuente de inspiración y esperanza para nuestra comunidad de habla hispana. Hoy nos complace compartir un nuevo Momento Victorioso presentando la historia de María Eugenia Jiménez, desde Pachuca, México. ¿Cómo ha sido su vida desde que le diagnosticaron Parkinson? Después de buscar durante varios meses en hospitales nacionales un diagnóstico, por fi ..read more
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