Informative Parkinson’s Podcasts

I’m an information addict. Any time I encounter a problem, a question, or an illness, I dive into the bookshelves to see if there are any solutions. Since my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2013, I handled his dilemma much the same way.

I wanted to know what we might be able to expect in the future; How long would he maintain independence? What types of household changes might help him to safely maneuver through our home? And how could I prepare myself for what we might encounter?

While not all questions can be answered, I’ve found the following podcasts to be informative, informational, and ingenious when it comes to approaching a degenerative disease. I hope that you find them helpful as well.

For facts and information

Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s

In this podcast, Dr. Dan Keller interviews relevant Parkinson’s experts to bring the latest treatments to us. Some episodes talk about topics like managing tremors, and what we can do to mitigate issues that revolve around them. Others address hospice card and the caregiving experience.

Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s is a good resource for anyone who loves listening to the facts. It makes difficult topics digestible for just about anyone.

This podcast is developed and produced by the Parkinson’s Foundation. Here, listeners will find quality information about nutrition, exercise, treatment and more!

For caregivers

Parkinson’s Disease Caring Podcast

Caregivers are often overlooked. They bear a big portion of their loved one’s disease but don’t necessarily receive the support that they need.

But Parkinson’s Disease Caring Podcast is designed to help caregivers find access to information that can change their lives. The tips and tricks that this podcast provides can show us the way to support our loved one in a wholesome and healthy way.

Published episodes talk about monitoring swallowing impairments, exercise, and more. Parkinson’s Disease Caring Podcast takes expert advice and turns it into a podcast for those who need a little bit of extra support.

About life with Parkinson's

The Parkinson’s Experience Podcast

The Parkinson’s Experience Podcast is produced by a woman who has PD. Her first-hand insight gives her the ability to relate to her listeners in a unique way.

Not only does she bring her personal charm and positivity to the podcast, she also brings experts on the podcast to discuss everything that relates to Parkinson’s. Previously published episodes address topics like viewing your life without limitations.

The podcast tells us about a program that’s starting to making ripples in the community. Similar to the make a wish program, DopaFit’s Limitless Program aims to help people with PD do something they once were able to do. This could be something like surfing, or flying, or skiing.

Additional episodes on this podcast address topics like managing your handwriting, finding ways to mitigate issues with freezing, and using a device to boost your voice.

The Parkinson’s Experience Podcast provides an encouraging look into the life of someone with PD. But it also provides listeners with illuminating content that’s guaranteed to inspire.

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