Category Archives: parkinson's

  1. A Parkinson’s Trip

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    August 24, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    You’ve heard it before, “Hate the war, love the warrior”; “hate the process, love the results?” Adapted for Parkinson’s, it …
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  2. One Show, Many Dogs

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    July 18, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    OR HOW A GOOD IDEA MAKES BEST FRIENDS On a recent Saturday, last Saturday, every good dog in the Portland area met …
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  3. Paws For A Cause

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    April 27, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Your Parkinson’s Primer With Parkinson’s in your life, the sun feels like it’s on a dimmer switch. You don’t slide …
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  4. The Sandwich

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    April 4, 2011 by David Gillaspie

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    Comes a time in many lives when you hear reasonable suggestions.  Colleges warn against helicopter parents swooping in to heroically solve their kid’s …
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  5. You vs Parkinson’s In The Octagon

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    December 3, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The fight you don’t want, but you don’t make the schedule. This is a fight everyone loses.  You didn’t ask for …
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  6. Wrestling With Reason

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    August 4, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    or A Reason To Wrestle My best friend from high school and ever after talked about being in shape.  Since …
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  7. Medically Sound Coaching

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    July 2, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    FOR PARKINSON’S My oldest son Tyler saw my approach to dealing with his grandfather’s Parkinson’s and called it ‘not medically …
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  8. PARKINSON’S COACH

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    June 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    shakeittillwemakeit.com I participated in my children’s’ sports and didn’t go crazy.  After one season watching kindergarten rec league soccer from the …
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  9. YOUR VOICE

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    June 18, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    If you have something to say, how do you say it?  Shout it from the mountain top?  Who do you …
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  10. Caregiver’s Corner Technique: Dry

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    June 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    If you are involved with your family, you may become a caregiver.  That’s not a statement as much as it …
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  11. The Who Sandwich

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    September 21, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      When we learn the facts of life the part about aging never comes up.  “You’ll understand when you get …
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  12. Magic Words Of Care

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    September 14, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      What could make you step forward and volunteer as a family caregiver?  If you look only within yourself you …
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  13. Carousel Of Care

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    August 24, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      Every relationship has conflict and joy, the proverbial two-way street.  Resolve conflict the right way and the relationships grow …
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  14. An Unplanned Exit, pt 3 Off Stage

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    July 21, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      Police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck rolled up outside the neighbor’s house one morning.  I didn’t see any smoke.  He came …
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  15. An Unplanned Exit, pt 2: Stage Right

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    July 21, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    You know you’re living next to a family caregiver when the transportation parked at the curb changes from car to carpool, elder bus …
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  16. An Unplanned Exit, pt 1

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    July 20, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    A neighbor stops by DG’s B&B for a few hours.  It’s nothing regular, he just comes to vent: “Family caregiving always …
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