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Singing Keeps Parkinson’s At Bay

The sprightly, upbeat melody of “Side by Side” echoed down the halls of Rockwood South on March 29, as members of Tremble Clefs serenaded residents and guests. Tremble Clefs is a singing ensemble composed of people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The program is one of the services offered by Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane. The center also sponsors a dance group and several support groups. While the most visible sign of Parkinson’s is trembling, some patients experience loss of voice volume and control. So, in addition to dealing with tremors that can make it difficult to walk confidently or button a shirt, many patients struggle just to be heard/Cindy Hval, SR. More here. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)

Question: Do you know someone living with Parkinson's disease?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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