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An Epic Commitment
In our latest episode, we are joined by Team Fox athlete and fundraiser Seth Manthey. Seth shares his connection to the Parkinson's community and his latest undertaking to support Parkinson's research through the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF). His current fundraiser is called 13 for 30, and it is truly an epic endeavor! We reflect on the incredible connections that you can make in the Parkinson's community by getting involved in organizations like MJFF. We share our thoughts on how each...
In our latest episode we are joined by Nick Pernisco, founder of Parkinson's Warrior. Nick talks about the warrior mentality he has adopted to combat the daily struggle with Parkinson's. We discuss his website - ParkinsonsWarrior.com - where Nick shares the techniques for developing a warrior mindset. We find a real conneciton with Nick's view on the 6th and 7th stages of grief - Fighting Back and Advocacy. Nick also tells us about the amazing app he has developed for the Parkinson's...
The New Music Film
In just a handful of episodes, PD Connect is already establishing a global reach. For our first episode, we journeyed over the wires to England to interview Emma Lawton. And now, in this latest episode, we are thrilled to connect with the Parkinson's community in Ireland to share the details of a truly groundbreaking film. Chiara Viale joins us to talk about "The New Music", a feature film about Adrian, a talented pianist struggling with young onset Parkinson's disease. Adrian's path to...
Speech Pathology - It's Not Just Talk
In this latest episode, we are joined by Hannah Grassie, M.S., CCC-SLP. Hannah is a speech-language pathologist and founder of The Parkinson's Report (TheParkinsonsReport.com). Hannah provides insight into the many roles of a speech-language pathologist, including the treatment of cognitive symptoms. Hannah also shares her personal experience with a PWP that led her to create The Parkinson's Report. Please join us for this informative episode about the potential benefits of therapy from a...
Our third episode features Tracy Wosaba - a Certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor and Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in Yoga for Parkinson's. Tracy offers insight into the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for both PWP's and their care partners. She also provides some easy-to-implement techniques for improving mindfulness. We cap off the episode with a mediation exercise that is sure to leave you feeling more relaxed and mindful.
Let's Get Intimate
On today's show, we are joined by Anissa Mitchell to talk about a topic rarely discussed in the Parkinson's community - intimacy. Anissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and serves as the Parkinson's Outreach Manager at Florida Hosptial. Together we discuss the impact of Parkinson's on both physical and emotional intimacy, as well as suggestions for restoring or improving intimacy for those living with Parkinson's and their partners.
An Honestly Great Year
Our inaugural episode of PD Connect features one of the most recognized faces in the Parkinson's community - the always charming and witty Emma Lawton. Emma reflects on her amazing experiences over the past year, including her PD 365 vlogging project, sharing the stage with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and her first attempt at stand-up comedy. She offers a candid take on managing the struggles of Parkinson's while living a busy and adventurous life. Emma also shares her plans for...