HELPFUL RESOURCES

Information to help navigate life after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s or Lewy Body Dementia

These are all organizations, resources and medical specialists that I found helpful during this process. Not everyone will find solace from each of these recommendations, but I hope you will find what works for you.

National Organizations

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. Watch our video to find out how we will get to a cure.

https://www.michaeljfox.org

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Through outreach, education and research, we support those affected by Lewy body dementias, their families and caregivers. We are dedicated to raising awareness and promoting scientific advances.

https://www.lbda.org/

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Evidence-based speech, physical and occupational therapies for people with Parkinson’s and other conditions

https://www.lsvtglobal.com/

Books

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I wish I had known about this book years ago when my dear husband Richard was just starting to exhibit the signs of Lewy body dementia. At the time, I didn’t even know what Lewy body dementia was. I could have learned faster and been smarter with less anxiety of the unknown of what was happening and would happen. This book is sobering, especially for those early in their journey. But don’t let that stop you from reading it cover to cover.  It is written by Helen Buell Whitworth and James Whitworth.

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Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson’s & Lewy Body Dementia: Alternative Therapy Suggestions is the second book by Helen Buell Whitworth and James Whitworth.  It is written in the same well-informed and easy-to-read style as A Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia. Building on the incredible information in their first book, I learned even more about how to proactively prepare for your loved one’s future along with your own.  As one important example, knowing how some prescription drugs have dramatic and even permanent side effects on those with Lewy body dementia is mission-critical information that I wish I had known years ago. 

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This is a memoir with lots of practical advice, especially in the final chapters.  It is written by Pat Snyder.  I especially like Pat’s neurologist, Dr. Kaufer’s goal of preserving personhood.  It sounds so simple, but it’s not.

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Arizona Resources

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Naturopathy is a therapeutic approach developed in the early 20th century by Benedict Lust and some of his contemporaries. It combined a number of existing natural therapy techniques and consolidated many of the doctors practicing natural medicine at the time.

http://www.genesisnmc.com

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Our mission is to be a source for the natural healing of body, mind and spirit and be a place to offer our hands-on knowledge of the natural healing powers available to all of us. The Center for Natural Healing was founded by Dr. Ramsey and Sue Chelgren, LMT, CHt, in 1997 in Scottsdale, Arizona to offer total healthcare for the entire family.

https://centerforhealingaz.com

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“Casa de la Luz” is Spanish for “house of light.” That’s what you need when facing a terminal illness ― a house of light, to provide comfort, support, and experienced hospice care during your end-of-life journey.

https://casahospice.com/

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Millions of children and adults experience academic difficulty and even failure when they don’t respond to traditional teaching methods.  While these individuals often have unique learning styles, they are able to progress when an appropriate educational program is put into effect by an educational therapist in a one-to-one setting.

https://www.cet-therapy.com

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We are not a listing agency, meaning we will not e-mail or mail you a list of places to check out on your own. We go with you to look at the best options; we make sure all of your questions are being answered. You also won’t get a hard sales pitch from the marketing team because they know you are with an agent. Because we are hands-on, we service the Pima County area and sub-contract with another company for Maricopa County.

http://www.adultcarehunters.net/

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NorthStar Hyperbaric is an alternative treatment center in Tucson, Arizona that uses Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to deliver the benefits of 100% medical grade oxygen under pressure to injured tissues, enhancing oxygen delivery seven to twelve times normal. HBOT is increasingly recognized as an effective treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI, aka concussion), neuro-degenerative conditions, memory loss, Multiple Sclerosis and stroke recovery, among others.

https://northstarhbot.com

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Optimal health is the goal for every patient. We provide effective, natural health care solutions by treating the whole person: body, mind and spirit. We seek balancing solutions that are drug-free and have no side effects. We believe in being part of your wellness team by personalizing acupuncture treatments according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine designed to your specific and immediate needs.

http://liferootacupuncture.com

Alternative Resources

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With the introduction of this new healing modality I found myself being asked to travel to different locations to work with people all over the map. I choose to follow this calling and have been working this past year since leaving Tucson with people from all over the world – remotely.

http://www.lifehealer.org/

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With the introduction of this new healing modality I found myself being asked to travel to different locations to work with people all over the map. I choose to follow this calling and have been working this past year since leaving Tucson with people from all over the world – remotely.

http://staciwells.com

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My Divine purpose is to Clear/Release the Non-Divine Energy off the Planet. I am very passionate about my Divine Purpose in life and have vowed to Mother God -Sophia and Father God – Abba that my service is with them.

https://www.divineenergymanagement.com/cate-brandt