Struthers Parkinson’s Center (SPC) will be launching their first exercise class targeting care partners of persons with Parkinson’s and related movement disorders. The focus of the class is on relaxation. We will be exploring restorative yoga poses with emphasis on greater mind-body awareness and stress reduction. The class will be taught by Maria Walde-Douglas, PT… Read More


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If you want to see Parkinson’s in a new light you only need to drive by Mike Justak’s home in Plymouth, Minnesota. He shines not one light, but more than 50,000 of them. For the holidays his home turns into what he’s dubbed “PD Shimmers,” a Christmas light show synchronized to music, in order to… Read More


Ross Collins, a physician, has an impressive medical pedigree. His great grandfather, grandfather, father, mother, and brother were all physicians, as are his wife, a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law.  Ross remembers listening to his father, a medical school professor, practice his lectures on radiation oncology.  “I grew up listening to my father’s lectures on oncology.… Read More


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Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson’s (PD) 2 years ago at the age of 62. He has a noticeable tremor in his right hand and arm. “As others say, I probably had PD for a year or two prior to my diagnosis. I did go to my regular doctor in the spring of 2012 to see… Read More


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Betty Strom’s (1930 – 2011) Parkinson’s story is told by her daughter, Monika Strom. Betty Strom was never her Parkinson’s.  As the disease made her world ever smaller, her courage and soul expanded.  A few days before her death in 2011 at age 80, she begged to join her neighbors in a field trip to… Read More


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Terry and Jacque Capistrant have lived in St. Paul most of their lives.  Jacque attended Derham Hall and St. Catherine’s college and Colorado College.  She worked at the University of Minnesota libraries and studied interior design.  After raising three sons, Jacque put her training in art to use as a freelance interior designer and helping… Read More