Reduce Stress While Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease

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Caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease long-term is an enormous stressor. That’s true even if you’ve taken on the caregiver role, knowing what to expect. Mental health experts say burnout — physical and mental exhaustion —  occurs when a person’s needs go unmet for an extended period of time. Burnout, they say, is primarily an [...]

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Products for Progress: Serrated Kitchen Knife

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This week, we are moving into the kitchen and taking a look at one of our favorite dining aids. The serrated kitchen knife is sharp and effective, while also ergonomically constructed. The unique design allows users to cut with a straight wrist, which mimics the natural wrist-formation of a handshake. This allows users to minimize [...]

Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease

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As surprising as it probably sounds, conventional advice for a person with Parkinson’s disease wanting to start an exercise program is not radically different from someone living without the disease. Getting a doctor’s approval before starting a new program. Warming up — 5 to 10 minutes of light stretching — before more strenuous activity. Dressing [...]