13 episodes

A podcast series that seeks to encourage, connect and educate the Parkinson's community. Co-hosts Tonya and Chad Walker will be joined by guests from a wide-range of backgrounds, including persons living well with Parkinson's, care partners, social workers, therapists, activists, and representatives of organizations dedicated to the advancement of Parkinson's causes. While some episodes will be dedicated to research and new developments in treatments, most will focus on daily life with Parkinson's, including relationships, exercise, nutrition, stress management, intimacy, dating and parenting.

PD Connect Tonya and Chad Walker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6, 8 Ratings

A podcast series that seeks to encourage, connect and educate the Parkinson's community. Co-hosts Tonya and Chad Walker will be joined by guests from a wide-range of backgrounds, including persons living well with Parkinson's, care partners, social workers, therapists, activists, and representatives of organizations dedicated to the advancement of Parkinson's causes. While some episodes will be dedicated to research and new developments in treatments, most will focus on daily life with Parkinson's, including relationships, exercise, nutrition, stress management, intimacy, dating and parenting.

    Fighting Back Against Parkinson's

    Fighting Back Against Parkinson's

    Cynthia Badrak joins us to talk about an exercise program for the Parkinson's community that is sweeping the Nation - Rock Steady Boxing. We discuss the physical and mental benefits of the program, and Tonya shares her personal experience with the benefits of boxing. Listen now to learn more about this invigorating and unique approach to symptom management through exercise. 

    • 34 min
    Parenting with Parkinson's - Challenges & Opportunities

    Parenting with Parkinson's - Challenges & Opportunities

    Dr. Soania Mathur joins us to talk about parenting while living with Parkinson’s. Soania has published two children’s books, she maintains a blog full of great resources – including materials on parenting with Parkinson’s, and she is a dedicated advocate for the Parkinson’s community. We have a candid conversation with Soania about the challenges of parenting with Parkinson's, redefining the perception of a "good parent", and the unique opportunity PWP's have to teach their children important life lessons through their Parkinson's journey. 

    • 40 min
    Fundraising 101

    Fundraising 101

    Have you considered fundraising to support a Parkinson’s non-profit but don’t know where to start? Are you looking to grow your current fundraising efforts? On this episode, Axi Wechter offers valuable insight into developing creative, simple ideas for fundraising. Axi is an Associate Director with Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Our conversation with Axi also focuses on the intrinsic benefits of fundraising that go far beyond the dollars raised. 
    For more information and to get involved with Team Fox, visit teamfox.org.
       

    • 33 min
    An Initiative for Women with Parkinson's

    An Initiative for Women with Parkinson's

    Sharon Krischer joins us to talk about an important initiative by the Parkinson's Foundation focused on addressing long-standing gender disparities in Parkinson's research and care. Sharon shares the story behind her blog, Twitchy Woman, and we discuss the terrific resources that can be found on the blog. We also explore the unique challenges faced by women living with Parkinson's disease.  

    • 37 min
    John Alexander - Part 2

    John Alexander - Part 2

    John Alexander returns to the show to talk about his approach to THRIVING on the journey with Parkinson's Disease. John's insight is both practical and encouraging. This episode is a must-hear for PWP's and their care partners. 
    You can learn more about John and his work as an advocate, inspirational speaker, and author by visiting JohnAlexanderTalks.com.    

    • 40 min
    John Alexander - Part 1

    John Alexander - Part 1

    John Alexander joins us for the first of two episodes to talk about his book, The Journey Begins with 1,000 Miles, to share the benefits he has experienced from cycling, and to discuss his important and rewarding work as an Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation. John offers not only his insight as a person living with Parkinson's, but also valuable information about the programs offered by the Davis Phinney Foundation. After listening to the episode, you can learn more about John and his work as an advocate, inspirational speaker, and author by visiting JohnAlexanderTalks.com.  

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Possibly the worst ever ,

Gratitude

Thank you for the inspiration! It has me motivated to action......first stop the gym!

soyopd ,

Wonderful podcast for the Parkinson’s community

This podcast lets you know that you’re not the only one out there dealing with this disease.👍🏼

Chad (DopaFit) ,

Must listen!

A fantastic podcast about living with Parkinson’s disease. There is great information for those newly diagnosed to those who have been living with Parkinson’s for 20+ years. A must listen if you or someone you know is living with Parkinson’s.

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