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  • Insurance for People with Parkinson’s
    Understanding insurance and choosing the best plan for you can be complex and confusing. When you add Parkinson’s into the mix, it can feel overwhelming to try to balance finding a care plan that gives you the support you need while still fitting into your budget. Our Director of Education, Mel Dizon, teamed up with Courtney Williamson, the founder of ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-23By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Judas Priest guitarist raises $150,000 for Parkinson’s
    Glenn Tipton – the guitarist from iconic heavy metal band Judas Priest – has thanked fans and fellow bandmates for raising thousands for his charity supporting research into pioneering Parkinson’s treatments Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton expressed his gratitude to supporters who helped raise more than US $150,000 for his Parkinson’s charity – the Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation. The foundation ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-22By admin
  • Racing around Iceland for Parkinson’s: it’s snow joke
    Parkinson’s campaigner John MacPhee talks us through the WOW Cyclothon – a gruelling 1,400-mile ride around the perimeter of Iceland that must be completed within three days. Together with his team, Parkinson’s Power, they pushed past their symptoms and completed the event in an impressive 57 hours – raising nearly UK £20,000 in the process Hi John, thanks for chatting with ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-22By admin
  • The road to Copenhagen: The UK Parkinson’s Football Team
    This month, The UK Parkinson’s Football Team will compete for the first time at The Ray Kennedy Cup – an international competition for teams with Parkinson’s. We speak to team captain Charlie Appleyard (pictured centre, back row) about the team’s formation, training with the club he’s supported all his life – and explaining the complexities of Parkinson’s to his young children “Trust ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-22By admin
  • Moments of Victory® – Rick Baker Leads Friends for Phinney
    Each month, we spotlight an inspiring story from someone in our Team DPF® community who is helping to improve the quality of life of people living with Parkinson’s by raising funds. Today we are happy to feature Rick Baker from Boulder, Colorado. Which events did you participate in? I have completed ten Copper Triangles, four Iron Horses, two Ride The Rockies and Friends ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-21By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Is there any future in the use of growth factors to repair the brain in Parkinson’s disease?
    Is there any future in the use of growth factors to repair the brain in Parkinson’s disease? This is a question I am asked a lot by patients since the publication of the negative GDNF trial earlier this year which was also linked to a 2 part documentary on the BBC. My answer is, yes, but the next trial will ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-08-20By Roger Barker PhD MRCP
  • Apathy and Parkinson’s Disease
    The relationship between Parkinson’s and Apathy One of the most challenging and puzzling non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is apathy. Apathy is defined as a feeling of indifference or a general lack of interest or motivation in activities. People with PD may feel that they have lost their “get up and go”, and can’t muster enthusiasm for anything – ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-08-20By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Webinar Recording: Women and Parkinson’s with Dr. Michelle Fullard
    Men and women experience Parkinson’s at different rates and in many different ways, including symptom presentation, sleep problems, cognitive impact, responses to surgery, medication side effects, emotional health, the care partner experience and more.  We recently hosted a webinar about women and Parkinson’s with Dr. Michelle Fullard. In this webinar, we discussed reasons why rates of diagnosis and symptom presentation are different, ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-19By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Podcast: Stem Cells and Parkinson’s
    Research on stem cells and Parkinson’s is incredibly active — scientists are using stem cells to learn about disease and develop treatments, and trials testing stem cell therapies in people with Parkinson’s are underway. There’s possibility in ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-08-18By admin
  • APDA Seed Funding Leads to Prestigious NIH Research Grant
    APDA Seed Funding Leads to Prestigious NIH Research Grant Congratulations to Dr. Beom-Chan Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at University of Houston, and APDA Research Grant awardee in 2016-2017 and 2018-2019, on receiving a recently-awarded National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant. Dr. Lee’s NIH grant submission was supported by the data obtained ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-08-16By Nancy Braun
  • Personal Training and Parkinson’s
    Recently we had the good fortune of meeting Jennifer Larsen, a personal trainer who helps people with Parkinson’s live well… including one of our very own Ambassadors. We hear a lot from physical therapists, occupational therapists and coaches, but we’ve yet to go deep with a personal trainer to learn the ins and outs of working with someone living with ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-16By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Rani Walks for Parkinson’s
    Our hero this week is Rani Doss who put on her own 4km walk around the Maribyrnong river and invited the local community to join her. Rani’s dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 5 years ago and after seeing how proud he was on the day her ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-08-15By admin
  • We Are #Together4PD: Follow us on Instagram
    The Parkinson’s disease (PD) community is full of energy, skill and passion ― and that’s the recipe to making life better for people with PD and advancing research toward a cure. Follow our Instagram account to see how others in the PD community inspire us… and maybe get featured there yourself as we work #Together4PD!   Check out our favorite ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-08-15By mschaffel@parkinson.org
  • Painting a picture of life with Parkinson’s
    After acclaimed Australian artist Timothy John (pictured above) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012, his brushes lay untouched for a whole year until he felt the urge to paint again. Now back in the studio, Timothy introduces us to two of his major works which depict vastly different stages in his Parkinson’s journey – and reflects how the condition has ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-15By admin
  • Stem cell therapies and Parkinson’s – Michael J Fox Foundation webinar
    Tune in to the latest webinar in The Michael J Fox Foundation’s Third Thursdays series for an expert discussion on stem cell therapies and its potential treatments for Parkinson’s The next episode of The Michael J Fox Foundation’s Third Thursdays webinar series will focus on stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s. In the free hour-long webinar, a panel of Parkinson’s experts will discuss ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-15By admin
  • Smartphone test predicts development of Parkinson’s symptoms, study says
    Researchers have created a smartphone test that may be able to predict the development of Parkinson’s symptoms. The study – carried out by researchers from the University of Oxford and funded by the Monument Trust Discovery Award from charity Parkinson’s UK – used the test to assess voice, balance, walking and reaction time in people living with Parkinson’s. The results ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-15By admin
  • A Primer on Sleep and Parkinson’s
    For many years, the benefits and causes of sleep remained a mystery. However, in the past few years, sleep science has grown significantly. We now have a deeper understanding of the importance of sleep, why it is so essential to sleep consistently and properly, the effects of sleep medicine and how people with Parkinson’s are specifically affected. Matthew Walker, PhD ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-14By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Clyde Campbell Shakes It Up for a Parkinson’s Cure
    Clyde is the founder of Shake It Up Australia Foundation and has an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for the future. Clyde decided not to sit back and wait for the rest of the world to find ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-08-13By admin
  • Preparing for Life as a Real Old Person with Parkinsons (ROPWP)
    PD is progressive, and it keeps on marching with us through life to the end. That is certain. PD has been my companion for 40 years now (harking back to those early symptoms). And 16 years since diagnosis. And with no remission, it just keeps on pushing you along. Knowing I might need nursing care one day (in the distant ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-08-13By Jean Burns
  • Let’s talk about talking with Parkinson’s disease
    Let’s talk about talking with Parkinson’s disease Communication issues (such as soft voice, imprecise speech, lack of inflection, and others) can become a problem for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recently APDA published a new booklet entitled Make Your Voice Heard! Healthy Communication and Parkinson’s Disease which can be downloaded from our website for free or ordered by mail ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-08-13By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • What’s Hot: What should I do if there is a Sinemet (Carbidopa/Levodopa) shortage?
    In this month’s What’s Hot in Parkinson’s disease? column, I review what is becoming a hot topic: a Sinemet shortage. Recently, many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been informed by their pharmacy that there is a shortage of Sinemet or that their brand of Sinemet has been “discontinued.” What should you do? In 2010-2011 there was a national shortage of Sinemet. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-08-12By opresby@parkinson.org
  • Staples of a Mediterranean Diet
    People with Parkinson’s disease are gravitating toward the Mediterranean diet because it’s packed with nutrients without skimping on the flavor. If you or someone you love is living with Parkinson’s disease, chances are you’ve heard the words “Mediterranean” and “diet” come up in conversations about nutrition. What exactly is a Mediterranean diet? It’s a diet that is ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-08-12By Irs Ringer
  • Moments of Victory® – MK Chandler Shares the Importance of Exercise and Attitude
    What has your journey been like since diagnosis? I was diagnosed in 2017, but surprisingly, I wasn’t freaked out by the diagnosis. I’m older than many of my fellow people with Parkinson’s, but I exercise regularly and modify my program as symptoms increase. My family appreciates sarcasm and irony, so we find ourselves laughing a lot despite my diagnosis. I’m ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-12By Rachel Heilbronner
  • 6 Myths About Parkinson’s Clinical Trials
    Clinical trials are essential not just for finding a cure for Parkinson’s but for learning how to live well today. However, there are still a lot of misconceptions about clinical trials; so, we’d like to clear them up and share a few reasons why you might want to get involved. Myth #1 – Clinical trials already have all the people they need ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-10By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Parkinson's is such a pain in the neck! I'm not being flippant, and it's not only hurting my neck, it affects every part of my body. If you have Parkinson's you are constantly negotiating with an unreasonable, mercurial and hostile occupation of your own body, with scant relief in sight. It's more than just my body, it's everything. My relationships, family, career, ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-08-09By Kathleen Jordan
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