Tail End of the World Parkinson Congress…
Bruce

Tail End of the World Parkinson Congress…

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Sigh! The World Parkinson Congress is over!  And now we’ve scattered to more than 60 countries around the world – all 4,500 of us. Parky and I blogged a lot about the Congress before, during, and after.  Here are our blog posts by category: Parkinson’s Disease / Academic and Other Sessions Questions for the World …

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Pensive Parky Pens a Poem
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Pensive Parky Pens a Poem

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  Here’s Parky back at home in our backyard garden, thinking about the World Parkinson Congress and jotting down his thoughts and feelings as he prepares to write a sonnet.  Sonnets take a lot of work – what with all that iambic pentameter slipping this way and that – and he hopes to crank out …

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My Main Take-Aways from the Friday Session on “Exercise as Treatment”
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My Main Take-Aways from the Friday Session on “Exercise as Treatment”

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I attended the first two lectures of Friday afternoon’s session, “Exercise as Treatment,” during the closing hours of the World Parkinson Congress.  Rather than write up all my notes, I’ll just discuss my main take-aways.  So much information spewed out of the microphone on stage, especially during the first lecture, that I felt like I …

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Sunny Sundays – WPC Edition!
Bruce

Sunny Sundays – WPC Edition!

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In celebration of all things sunny, Parking Suns features every Sunday a different YouTube music clip about the sun! This week’s entry:  Bette Midler singing “Sunrise Sunset” from the play Fiddler on the Roof.  See below for why! I’m posting this song partly because of the bittersweet feelings I’m having now that the World Parkinson Congress is …

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Cloudy Thursday Morning. Where are the Parking Suns?
Bruce

Cloudy Thursday Morning. Where are the Parking Suns?

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The sky on Thursday morning at the World Parkinson Congress was overcast and gray.  Where could we find some parking suns? Let’s start with an early morning power breakfast meeting with some of my sunshiny fellow WPC Official Bloggers:  Laura Kennedy Gould (The Magic Trick); Natasha McCarthy (A Broken Body’s Journey); Marcus Cranston (444 Parkinson’s …

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Living Well with Parkinson’s:  Linda Olson’s Story
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Living Well with Parkinson’s:  Linda Olson’s Story

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On Thursday at the World Parkinson Congress, I attended a special presentation titled “Living Well with Parkinson’s.”  Four outstanding members of the PwP community sat on the stage and talked about their inspirational lives with PD:  Brian Grant, Tim Hague, Andy McDowell, and Linda Olson. Here is Linda Olson’s story. Linda was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but …

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Fabulous Fun Fox Foto!
Bruce

Fabulous Fun Fox Foto!

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Parky and I love everything about the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  It has funded more than $600 million in Parkinson’s research, making it the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research in the world.  It helps match clinical research trials with willing participants – I’ve volunteered for over a dozen research projects thanks to them.  It has …

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The Forging Resilience Tree
Bruce

The Forging Resilience Tree

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Parky loves to climb trees.  What tree is this, inside the main concourse at the World Parkinson Congress? It’s an art installation titled “Forging Resilience,” sponsored by the Silver Foundation.  From their website: Forging Resilience is a project started by The Silver Foundation. Morris and Helen Silver, business and community leaders of Missoula, desired to continue …

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My Notes from the James Parkinson’s Special Lecture on Levodopa
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My Notes from the James Parkinson’s Special Lecture on Levodopa

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From the WPC Program Guide James Parkinson’s Special Lecture “Levodopa Over the Last 50 Years – Where We’ve Come and Where We Are Going” Speaker:  Dr. John G. Nutt, Professor of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University Learning Objectives: Understand the barriers to achieving constant brain levels of levodopa. Recognize the intricacies of converting levodopa …

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WPC Photo Roundup – Wednesday!
Bruce

WPC Photo Roundup – Wednesday!

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Here are some random snapshots from today’s World Parkinson Congress! A plethora of Parkies to purchase!  Right across from the registration area! Each one longing to bring joy to your life! I finally get to meet DJ Andy of Radio Parkies!  I blogged about Andy after he devoted one of his shows to my Sunny Sunday selections! All …

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