Aware in Care: Real Stories





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Published on Oct 3, 2012

Marty Gershe, 71, has been living with Parkinson's for four years. Learn how the National Parkinson Foundation's free Aware in Care kit helped him during an emergency trip to the hospital, and what you can do to get the kit, know the facts and be Aware in Care.


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    Cory Booker PSA: Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's

  2. 45

    NPF Staff Take the #PieItForward Challenge

  3. 46

    Connect.Parkinson: Connecting Anyone Anywhere to Care

  4. 47

    Moving Day PSA

  5. 48

    Allyson Weathers Interview

  6. 49

    Center of Excellence Leadership Conference 2014

  7. 50

    OHSU - Parkinson's Disease: Pharmacological Management of Depression, Anxiety & Psychosis

  8. 51

    OHSU - Therapeutic Approaches for PD: Depression, Anxiety & Psychosis

  9. 52

    OHSU - Overview of Parkinson's Disease

  10. 53

    OHSU - Parkinson's Disease: Managing Depression, Anxiety & Psychosis

  11. 54

    Join Us! NPF Moving Day

  12. 55

    2013 PSA Featuring Katie Couric

  13. 56

    Whatever It Takes to Beat Parkinson's

  14. 57

    Ask the Helpline: What is a Movement Disorder?

  15. 58

    Ask the Helpline: What is a Movement Disorder Specialist?

  16. 59

    Ask the Helpline: Why is Exercise Important for People with Parkinson's?

  17. 60

    Ask the Helpline: Why Does Caregiving Change from Day to Day in Parkinson's Disease?

  18. 61

    Ask the Helpline: What is the National Parkinson Foundation Helpline?

  19. 62

    Message from Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

  20. Aware in Care: Real Stories

  21. 64

    Young Onset Parkinson Conference: Lessons Learned

  22. 65

    Gordon Beckham leads people with Parkinson's in stretches

  23. 66

    Out of the Park for Parkinson's: Gordon Beckham leads stretches

  24. 67

    Interview with Kevin Burkart at the 2012 Parkinson's Unity Walk

  25. 68

    Interview with Parkinson's Superstar Allison Smith-Conway

  26. 69

    Moving Day Recruitment Video

  27. 70

    National Parkinson Foundation Team Hope

  28. 71

    Facts about Aware in Care

  29. 72

    2011 Year in Review

  30. 73

    Moving Day 2011

  31. 74

    Washington, DC Moving Day PSA Featuring Katie Couric

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    PSA featuring Katie Couric

  33. 76

    2011 Out of the Park for Parkinson's Public Service Announcement

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    Candle Lighting Ceremony for Parkinson's Awareness Month

  35. 78

    Erhla Cantor, Champion of Hope award honoree

  36. 79

    Gordon Beckham accepts Champion of Hope award from the National Parkinson Foundation

  37. 80

    Billy Marsa, winner of the HOPE Award for Community Leadership

  38. 81

    Kevin Burkart, Champion of Hope award honoree

  39. 82

    I Just Wanna Dance

  40. 83

    Unconditional Love

  41. 84

    Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's

  42. 85

    Community Leaders

  43. 86

    Nathan Slewett Remembers

  44. 87

    Why Dance For PD?

  45. 88

    NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough

  46. 89

    Gordon Beckham Public Service Announcement

  47. 90

    Is compulsive behavior a side effect of PD medications?

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    What is the impact of PD medications on excessive daytime sleepiness?

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    What are some practical strategies for improving the quality of sleep?

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    What are the common sleep disorders encountered in patients with PD?

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    What do I do if I suspect compulsive behavior in a loved one with PD?

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    ¿Cómo se trata el Parkinson? ¿Qué medicamentos están disponibles? ¿Hay una cura?

  53. 96

    ¿Cuáles son las causas del Parkinson? ¿Existen otros trastornos que tienen síntomas similares?

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    ¿Cuáles son las diferentes formas y etapas del Parkinson? ¿Cómo es la progresión del Parkinson?

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    How is PD diagnosed? ¿Cómo se diagnostica el Parkinson?

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    How do I manage non-motor problems such as hypersexuality?

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    How does PD and its treatment affect sexual functioning?

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    How do I talk to my physician or spouse about sexual dysfunction?

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    What are some strategies to prevent falls in PD patients?

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    What are the neuroprotective benefits of exercise for PD patients?

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    What are some strategies to improve the quality of community care for PD patients?

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    What do caregivers need to know?

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    Are there any tips to use for freezing?

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    How does exercise and music play a role in treatment?

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    What does a caregiver need to know about urological dysfunction?

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    What are the strategies for managing problems with digestion and constipation?

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    What are some strategies for problems with urination?

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    How does Parkinson's disease affect the urinary system?

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    What does a caregiver need to know about cognitive impairment?

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    How do I know if my loved one has experienced psychosis?

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    What medications help with cognitive impairment?

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    How does Parkinsons disease affect memory?

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    What is the progression of Parkinson's disease?

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    When and what type of treatment is initiated after diagnosis?

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    How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?

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    What types of tests and techniques are there for swallowing problems?

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    How does speech therapy help Parkinson's patients?

  78. 121

    What do family members need to know about DBS?

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    How does the DBS device work?

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    What are the risks and benefits of DBS?

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    How does DBS surgery work?

  82. 125

    Who is a candidate for DBS?

  83. 126

    What is Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS?

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    How can caregivers help with freezing episodes?

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    How can falls be prevented?

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    What types of exercise or exercise programs are recommended?

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    Are there ways to control the rate of progression of the disease?

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    Are there any interactions with non-Parkinson's disease medications?

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    What are the most common side effects of Parkinson's disease medications?

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    What do caregivers need to know about hospital stays and complex medication regimens?

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    What are some tips for following a medication schedule?

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    What is the best way to keep track of medications?

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    When should medications be adjusted?

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    What are some of the common misconceptions about Parkinson's disease?

  95. 138

    Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease? How is is treated?

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    What are the different forms and stages of Parkinson's disease?

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    What are the causes of Parkinson's disease? Are there disorders that have similar symptoms?

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    Tips for the caregiver

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    Why is comprehensive care or a team approach important?

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