Gift from the Thief

By Sharon Bowers After being in a place where I had everything in order, I became angry and depressed because the thief, Parki, stole my confident self. All I could think about was how bad this feels . . . on so many levels. Fast forward nearly two years. Wow!…

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The Thief of My Confidence

By Sharon Bowers Phones ringing, files waiting, patients checking in, charts being reviewed, doctors requesting things, cards copying, machines buzzing, and myself running never sitting is a typical day of my life at the office where I work.  The stress level is high and intense as I juggle the doctor’s…

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Ready to Stop Feeling Guilty?

By Elaine K Sanchez Have you ever felt guilty for taking a break from your duties as a caregiver? If so, you are not alone. According to a survey of 1,000 caregivers, 54% stated they felt guilty when they spent time doing something for themselves.* I received an email from…

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I have Parkinson’s – Genevieve White

It is so sad that even today the medical world does not recognize signs of Parkinson’s. Early detection is so important! If I only knew then what I know now; studies have shown that exercise is so important to the disease and slows the progression. Family and friends early on…

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Why Am I Angry? Let Me Count the Ways!

By Elaine K Sanchez When my friend Emma told me that her husband had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, my heart sank. We agreed to meet for breakfast. When we sat down, I put a large manilla envelope on the table. She said, “What’s that?” When I explained that it was…

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Shaking Up Awareness – Essential Tremors

My head started shaking at 11. I was diagnosed with Essential Tremors (ET) at 13; I am now 25. Growing up with ET has not been the easiest journey to say the least. Simple activities like eating, studying, dressing and watching TV have become strenuous and painful. My tremors, which…

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Feet to the Fire Writer’s Workshop

Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops is happy to be able to offer a 6-week workshop at the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, beginning on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Designed to engage members in  cognitive-rich prompted writing exercises each week, Feet to the Fire offers a perfect learning opportunity to…

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