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One of the most challenging parts about living with Parkinson’s disease is in the individuality of its symptoms. Everyone who receives a diagnosis of this neurodegenerative brain disorder will experience it uniquely.
Learning to live with Parkinson’s and its personal progression takes support and resources. Whether you’re navigating this diagnosis yourself or helping a loved one, understanding that you aren’t alone is important. These blogs offer that support, while also providing practical information and an online community.
The mother of Robert Rodgers, PhD, received a Parkinson’s diagnosis after she began experiencing mobility issues. Her treatment involved a mix of medications that he believes led to the stroke that caused her death. After she passed away, he began searching for natural therapies to Parkinson’s that would bring no harmful side effects. Parkinson’s Recovery is a forum for support, information, and resources for those treatments and therapies. Visit the blog.
Parkinson’s Today Blog
The Parkinson’s Foundation blog shares relevant news, helpful resources, and information about the condition. There are tips for daily living, suggestions for starting the Parkinson’s conversation, and discussions about how to stop the demoralization spiral. Visit the blog.
Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s Blog
Peter Dunlap-Shohl writes about his personal experience with Parkinson’s disease candidly and humorously. His posts cover topics and narratives that shine a light on the ins and outs of living with Parkinson’s. Off and On is also a valuable resource for the Anchorage Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, with updates about upcoming sessions. Visit the blog.
Studio Foxhoven: My Parkinson’s Journey
Terri Reinhart is a retired kindergarten teacher and freelance writer with a wonderful perspective on her Parkinson’s diagnosis. She rationalizes that by their 50s, everyone has a health challenge of some kind. Hers isn’t any more difficult: It simply has a recognizable name. On Studio Foxhoven, Terri writes beautifully and amusingly about her daily experiences with her own health challenge. Visit the blog.
Andy Daly’s blog is, more often than not, his refuge from Parkinson’s disease. Instead of dwelling on it, this is where he muses about life and art, without mentioning his condition too often. Andy shares short stories, reviews, psychology, and jokes on Sitting Comfortably? His witty, lighthearted tone is captivating to anyone who stops by. Visit the blog.
The blog of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is a news- and research-driven platform. Its goal is to help visitors understand the disease. In addition to content about fundraising and legislation relevant to those living with Parkinson’s, there are posts to help you get the most out of your doctor’s visits, benefit from the healing power of music, and learn more about biomarkers for Parkinson’s. Visit the blog.
A Soft Voice in a Noisy World
Karl Robb has been dealing and healing with Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years. In that time, he’s become an advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, speaker, and photographer. His perspective is resoundingly positive. On A Soft Voice in a Noisy World, he’s written more than 300 posts about living with Parkinson’s to date. Visit the blog.
For Bev Ribaudo, a little disease like Parkinson’s can’t rob her of her ability to laugh. She’s navigating her experiences with this disorder just as she does everything in life: with a heavy dose of humor. On Parkinson’s Humor, Bev shares helpful tips for fellow “Parkies” and amusing stories from her life, like all the ways air travel has gone dreadfully wrong for her and her husband. Visit the blog.
Shaky Paws Grampa
After receiving his Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2008, Kirk Hall had a difficult time coming to terms with what the disease would mean to his life. Navigating depression and anxiety helped him see how he might in turn help others. Today, Kirk is a speaker, author, and advocate. On Shaky Paws Grampa, visitors will find a supportive community and posts that are both practical and inspiring. Visit the blog.
Darcy Blake shares a woman’s perspective on Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Women serves as a place of support and encouragement for other women living with the disorder. Darcy posts about nutrition, research, exercise, treatment, deep brain stimulation, walking poles, neurologists and surgeons, and so much more. Visit the blog.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
With content that focuses on how to slow, stop, and reverse Parkinson’s disease, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust features current and breaking news and research. Recent posts include updates on stem cell therapies, treating subgroups of Parkinson’s, and the role of artificial intelligence in repurposing drugs for the disorder. Visit the blog.
Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
With categories like Moments of Victory, Care Partners, Living Well, Treatments, and more, the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s blog is one to bookmark. It provides a range of relevant content for those living with Parkinson’s disease. Read inspiring stories, find useful tips and ideas, and learn about treatments, tools, and technology for managing your life with the disorder. Visit the blog.
Patients Like Me
Patients Like Me is a virtual community of people living with chronic health conditions. It’s a place where people can share their health experiences, find support, and learn how to take control of their health. With close to 200 posts relating to Parkinson’s disease, visitors can read first-person accounts about life, love, and health hacks for the disease. Visit the blog.
Shake It Up
This Australian foundation is a nonprofit organization in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation. They promote and fund Parkinson’s disease research. On the Shake It Up blog, the foundation’s staff writes about current Parkinson’s news and research. There’s also an “Our Hero” series, which spotlights inspiring individuals living with the disease. Visit the blog.
Jessica has been a writer and editor for over 10 years. Following the birth of her first son, she left her advertising job to begin freelancing. Today, she writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy. Between her busy home life and mix of clients from varied industries — like stand-up paddleboarding, energy bars, industrial real estate, and more — Jessica never gets bored.