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Dirt Therapy – Benefits of Gardening with Parkinson’s

Dirt Therapy – Benefits of Gardening with Parkinson’s

For many people, a garden is associated with happy family memories, but gardening also provides health benefits for people living...
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SKIN AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

SKIN AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Not only does Parkinson’s affect the neurological system, but changes in the skin are common symptoms of PD. Many individuals...
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Parkinson’s Disease (PD) FAQs

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) FAQs

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) FAQs What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder or disorder of the brain....
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My Story: Bonnie Kays

My Story: Bonnie Kays

Bonnie Kays might be one of the most active members of the Franklin Support Group. Not only is Bonnie on...
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Nutrition and PD

Nutrition and PD

No specific diet is recommended for individuals living with Parkinson’s, but it is important to maintain overall good health.  Below...
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My Story: Roxanne Self

My Story: Roxanne Self

Meet Roxanne! Originally from Livingston, TN, Roxanne and her husband Gary currently reside in Cookeville, TN. Roxanne is one of...
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My Story: Reggie Gaulle

My Story: Reggie Gaulle

If you have ever been to a Franklin Support Group meeting, or attended the Navigating the Parkinson’s Path Annual Expo,...
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PFP Joins #GivingTuesday 2021

PFP Joins #GivingTuesday 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nashville, TN November 12, 2021 – The Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day...
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My Story: Don Thomas

My Story: Don Thomas

The Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s had the opportunity to speak with Nashville native, Don Thomas and his journey with Parkinson’s....
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Peterson Voices are Growing Stronger

Peterson Voices are Growing Stronger

Studies suggest that singing interventions have the potential to increase vocal loudness, respiratory muscle strength, and voice-related quality of life...
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My Story: Marsha Dunn

My Story: Marsha Dunn

PFP had the opportunity to learn about Marsha Dunn’s Parkinson’s Journey. Marsha is a native Tennessean, graduating from Antioch High...
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Calcium & Vitamin D: What is their relationship to Parkinson’s (PD)?

Calcium & Vitamin D: What is their relationship to Parkinson’s (PD)?

Calcium and Vitamin D are nutrients that are an important part to a healthy diet, but do they play a...
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Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s Hosts 3rd Annual Navigating the Parkinson’s Path

Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s Hosts 3rd Annual Navigating the Parkinson’s Path

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Follow Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's on Facebook: @PetersonFoundation For the third year the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s...
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Tips for Cooking with Parkinson’s

Tips for Cooking with Parkinson’s

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw Enjoying a meal is a simple pleasure...
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Exercise and Parkinson’s

Exercise and Parkinson’s

Exercise is an important part of anyone living a healthy lifestyle. For people living with Parkinson’s Disease exercise is medicine!...
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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness month. This month is all about raising awareness about Parkinson’s and the available resources developed to...
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Art & Parkinson’s

Art & Parkinson’s

In February 2019, the Peterson Painters was established. The Peterson Painters is a creative art support group for people with...
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Care Partner Resources

Care Partner Resources

When someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's (PD), he/she is usually able to continue to provide self-care for some time.  However,...
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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

  Many of our support group members have been asking a lot of questions about COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine, and...
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My Story: Brent & Tami Peterson

My Story: Brent & Tami Peterson

Brent and Tami began their journey with Parkinson’s in 2002, when Brent was first diagnosed. At that time, he was...
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