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ParkinsonLink: January 2010

Happy New Year from PDF!  You’re invited to join PDF’s first PD ExpertBriefing of 2010: Legal Issues: Planning Ahead When You are Living with Parkinson’s.  Be sure to also browse the top stories from our winter print newsletter, discussing mid-stage Parkinson’s, clinical research and more.

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Register Today for Next Wednesday’s Online Seminar!

Join PDF next Wednesday, January 13 at 1 PM ET by phone or computer for Legal Issues: Planning Ahead When You are Living with Parkinson’s.  This PD ExpertBriefing will be led by Elder Care Attorney Janna Dutton, J.D., who will provide tips on issues such as care plans, advanced directives and wills.
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Mid-Stage PD: Building Your Health Care Team

At any stage of Parkinson’s people with PD can benefit from the expertise of health care professionals such as physical therapists and occupational therapists.  How can you build a team?  Find some tips in the third installment in our four-part series on mid-stage PD.
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Reflections on PDF’s Second Clinical Research Learning Institute

Back in October, we told you about PDF’s three-day Clinical Research Learning Institute for people with Parkinson’s.  Hear from one of the Learning Institute’s 38 graduates, Elke Ballweg, J.D., and one of the presenters, Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., D.Phil., as share their insights on the ways in which people living with PD can contribute to the development of new treatments and a cure for PD.
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Many of these stories are taken from PDF’s Winter Newsletter.  To read more, browse the full newsletter.  If you have questions about Parkinson's disease or PDF, our information specialists are available at (800) 457-6676 or you can ask the experts your questions directly on our website. View all of these stories and more at

Highlighted Item: 2010 Calendar

PDF’s Creativity Calendar features the inspiring artwork of 13 people with Parkinson's disease

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