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To Drive or Not To Drive? by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   Hi, everyone, I am excited for my interview this month with Dr. Howard Kalter. The issue of driving is one that eve ... Read on »
Window of Opportunity by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Review of Book: Window of Opportunity: Living with the Reality of Parkinson’s and the Threat of Dementia Author: Kirk Hall       Reviewed by: Kate Kelsall ... Read on »
Sharing or Keeping the Secret of Parkinson’s by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health By Kate Kelsall Everybody's got a secret, Sonny Something they just can't face Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it They carry it with them ... Read on »
The Best Parkinson's Blogs of 2014 by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   I am honored and humbled by the following award received for my blog, Shake, Rattle and Roll. The Best Parkinson's Blogs of 2014 by Healthline http://www.he ... Read on »
Despite Parkinson’s, Making It a Great Day by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday was a great day. I've had so few great days lately with Parkinson’s that I’m excited to share my positive experience. I take Broadway dance classes and ... Read on »
Adding Quality to the Lives of Those with Parkinson's by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Roxann Diez Gross, Mary Spremulli and Debbie Tarakofsky have a lot in common. All three women are speech-language pathologists. They have dedicated their careers to help ... Read on »
Tired of Being a Trooper by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health One of my doctors recently said to me “You’re such a trooper.”  He was well-intentioned and said it as a compliment, and I accepted it as such. The doctor was refe ... Read on »
Couple Communication Strategies If You or Your Partner Has Parkinson’s by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health “People may not remember what you said or what you did but they will remember how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou Effective couple communication is the foundation ... Read on »
Phone Phobia by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m not afraid of brain surgery and have no fear of flying or dying. However, I'm terrified of the phone. I dread making phone calls, returning phone calls, leavi ... Read on »
GLOBAL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE ON PARKINSON'S DISEASE by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health "BEYOND THE LIMITS” WHEN:   Sunday, March 2 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 WHERE: Keystone Lodge & Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado CONFERENCE DETAILS The ... Read on »
Put on a Happy Face by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health At one of our Rockyettes holiday dance performances, a member of the audience reported that one of the dancers wasn't smiling and looked sick. I was relieved to ... Read on »
When Acceptance is the Solution by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve grown weary of whining about it. I’m tired of trying to fix it. I’m frustrated trying to understand it. I have no adequate words to describe it. It is gradually chi ... Read on »
Considerations When Joining a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Mary Spremulli, the creator of Voice Aerobics , wrote an excellent article entitled “Support Groups Fill Important Void and Allow Some to Pay It Forward” at http://voice ... Read on »
12 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who Has Parkinson’s Disease by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health After reading Rachelle Friedman’s article entitled “10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair,” I was motivated to write a Parkinson’s Disease (PD) ve ... Read on »
My Gratitude Adjustment by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   Gratitude has never come easily to me. However, with the observance of American Thanksgiving tomorrow, I am prompted to reflect on the topic of gratitude. ... Read on »
Tips on Traveling With Parkinison’s by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Traveling can be stressful for people with Parkinson’s who travel alone, travel with a companion or spouse, or travel with friends and family. The following are som ... Read on »
Remember When Traveling Used To Be Fun? by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Traveling with Parkinson’s for 17 years is a lot less fun than it was when I was traveling without Parkinson’s. I flew to Montreal on October 1, 2013 to attend the World P ... Read on »
Shifting Focus: Becoming Hopeful and Inspired by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health From October 1 – 4, 2013, I attended the 3rd World Parkinson Congress in Montreal, Quebec. I felt privileged to be among the group of 3,335 people who were neuroscientis ... Read on »
Voice Rest by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Voice rest entails no talking, no whispering, and no uttering a sound. Crying, sneezing, coughing, and clearing the throat are also not allowed. Due to surgery on m ... Read on »