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  • Pints for Parkinson’s
    Huge thanks to everyone who participated in Pints for Parkinson’s for Parkinson’s Awareness Month! Tickets to the kickoff party are available now to celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2020. Here’s how Pints for Parkinson’s works: In March 2020, we’ll kick off the program. Throughout April you can purchase a $25 Pints Passport to get 10 pints ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-12-05By Leo Li
  • Michael J Fox Foundation: Press Release – NILO-PD Clinical Trial Results
    Though Safe and Tolerable, Nilotinib Does Not Show Promise for Benefit in Phase II Nilotinib for Parkinson’s Disease (NILO-PD) Trial ● Nilotinib seen to be safe and tolerable, but study strictly excluded those with heart issues or other health challenges ● No observed clinical benefit nor biological effect seen ● c-Abl remains target of interest and research in Parkinson’s disease ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-12-05
  • 6 tools to improve speech in people with Parkinson’s
    John Dean is a US speech-language pathologist who specialises in helping people with Parkinson’s to communicate. He shares a list of essential tools and tips to improve your day-to-day interactions – from smart speakers to tailored apps, earpieces and more 1. Smart Speakers Emerging voice-led technologies or “smart speakers” like the Amazon Alexa and Google Home, as well as those ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-12-05By admin
  • Queen Elizabeth II honours UK university for Parkinson’s research
    A neuroscience research centre at the University of Sheffield, UK, has been recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for improving the lives of patients living with neurodegenerative conditions, including Parkinson’s. The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, which is based at the university, uses emerging developments in neuroscience to create innovative new approaches to treating brain conditions. The prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-12-05By admin
  • Women and Parkinson’s: “Recognising gender difference is essential for Parkinson’s research”
    In the sixth in our Women and Parkinson’s series, Italian neurologist Marina Picillo shares her findings from studies focussing on gender differences in Parkinson’s, highlights the role cultural bias plays in the results – and reflects on how research into such differences is a relatively “new phenomenon” I started working in Parkinson’s research when I was in medical school, and ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-12-05By admin
  • Palliative Care and Parkinson’s: What It Is, What It Isn’t and Why It’s an Important Aspect of Living Well with Parkinson’s
    Palliative care has been in practice since the mid-twentieth century, and while it has been shown to improve quality of life, there are a variety of misconceptions about palliative medicine that can lead to detrimental outcomes. Palliative care is often better described as supportive care – it is meant for people who have serious illnesses, and it focuses on ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-12-05By Melani Dizon
  • 7 ways to stay active during the holidays
    ’Tis the season for overindulgence! It’s easy to fall into the habit of eating more and exercising less during the holidays. During the six-week stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, it’s hard to resist gorging on sugary foods and baked goods, especially when you’re surrounded by sweet treats that are a staple of the holiday season. ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-12-04By Iris
  • Phase ll Clinical Trial to Explore Experimental K0706 in Early Parkinson’s
    Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company (SPARC) is conducting a Phase ll clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of its experimental c-Abl inhibitor K0706 in people with early Parkinson’s disease (PD). The trial, which is recruiting approximately 500 participants, will randomly assign participants to receive one of two doses of K0706 or a placebo, taken daily for nine months. ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-12-03
  • The 2020 Ricky Road Run
    Take part in the 2020 Ricky Road Run in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT). Taking place on Sunday 25 October the brilliant annual 10 mile road run sees over 600 runners of all abilities take on the scenic, hilly route through Rickmansworth and Chorleywood, Hertfordshire providing a great challenge to runners of all abilities. Registration Registration for the ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-12-03
  • Moments of Victory® – Louis McCann Lives Well Through Connections
    What has your journey been like since diagnosis? Since being diagnosed in July 2017, I first went through shock, denial and anger. Then I met Pat Evans, herself a person with Parkinson, and she introduced me to different programs and services offered in my area. Soon I was boxing, attending specialized training classes and participating in regional support groups. My ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-12-03By Melani Dizon
  • Exercise For Parkinson’s Training In Delaware
    Learn how to safely and effectively train people with Parkinson’s & earn continuing education credit! Brought to you by Shake It Off 4 PD and the University of Delaware Register Online Today Based on research from Oregon Health & Science University our training covers the basics of Parkinson’s, safety considerations for exercise instructors and research on the most effective ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-12-01By Katrina Kahl
  • Holiday gifts that give back
    There’s nothing more joy-inducing than watching your favorite person open the holiday gift you thoughtfully chose for them – or, even better – when the thing you purchased also helps support a cause that is important to the both of you. With gift-giving season just around the corner, it’s a nice reminder to be mindful about giving gifts ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-11-29By Iris
  • Parkinson Canada in November Hospital News
    Hospital News is read by 60,000 doctors, healthcare providers and other hospital staff. The November digital issue features an interesting read about Act on Time® featuring Hélène Deutsch (p.44). Read it here: http://bit.ly/2L44moh The post Parkinson Canada in November Hospital News appeared first on Parkinson Canada. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2019-11-28By web.project@parkinson.ca
  • Gratitude is good for our health
    Want to know an easy way to feel happier and healthier while boosting your brain activity? Read on…you’ll thank us later! As the holiday’s name overtly explains, Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks. But when you’re in the midst of a stressful holiday season—while managing a chronic disease like Parkinson’s—it’s common to experience feelings of anxiety, depression, ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-11-28By Iris
  • The Glencoe Marathon 2020
    Take part in the epic 2020 Glencoe Marathon in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT)! Organised by Wild Fox Events this tough 26.2 mile route with a total ascent of 1,608 metres offers runners fantastic views of the stunning Scottish Highlands at every turn. Beginning in the village of Glencoe the route is split into two parts, both of ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-11-28
  • Alex Wingrave – Events Fundraising Executive
    Alex recently graduated from the University of Exeter, where he studied English. He joined The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT) in November 2019 and is responsible for supporting and delivering CPT's fundraising events. ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-11-28
  • Women and Parkinson’s: “We need to be having more conversations about menopause”
    Heather Kennedy, a writer, advocate and mother who lives near San Francisco, US, lays bare the physical and emotional challenges of managing the onset of menopause with Parkinson’s – from the night sweats and a decreasing interest in sex to the sense of “turning inwards” I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011, at the age of 41. As ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-11-28By admin
  • My Parkinson’s “has got nothing to do with God”
    We hear from Parkinson’s campaigner Hema Reilly (left) in Leicester, UK, on why she’s trying to educate the South Asian community about the condition – and tackle the misconception that Parkinson’s is a “curse” What were your first thoughts when you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s? When I was diagnosed three years ago at the age of 51, I did ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-11-28By admin
  • Can overuse of antibiotics cause Parkinson’s?
    Researchers at Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, have found that the overuse of antibiotic drugs could increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s. The study – published in medical journal ‘Movement Disorders’ – compared data on antibiotic exposure in 13,976 people with Parkinson’s and 40,697 people without. The researchers found that overuse of some antibiotic drugs can cause Parkinson’s, that it can ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-11-28By admin
  • Parkinson’s in the news: November
    From an award-winning Parkinson’s documentary featuring Tom Isaacs to a new wearable device that helps improve speech, here are the top Parkinson’s stories from around the world this month BBC Parkinson’s documentary wins the Grierson Award A two-part documentary ‘The Parkinson’s Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure?’ has won the prestigious Grierson Award for Best Science Documentary. The series, which aired on ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-11-28By admin
  • Healthy Holiday Tips
    It’s easy to let your healthy habits lapse during this time of year. We talked to Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH at Bastyr University Research Institute to get a few tips to help you maintain your health over the holidays while still enjoying the festivities! 1. Go for quality, not quantity. Make up the majority of your plate ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-11-27By Katrina Kahl
  • Women and Parkinson’s: menstruation, medication and motherhood
    As part of our #WomenAndParkinsons campaign, episode five of our Parkinson’s Life podcast brings together three campaigners with the condition for a discussion of motherhood, monthly cycles – and how a gender gap in data has affected their diagnosis, treatment and everyday lives At least three million women worldwide live with Parkinson’s – yet their needs and experiences are often ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-11-26By admin
  • Getting a grip on anxiety in PD
    An estimated 40% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience anxiety significant enough to interfere with daily life. Anxiety may appear years before Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed, and can affect quality of life even more than motor symptoms. Anyone who has experienced anxiety knows that it is uncomfortable and unwanted. The good news is that anxiety in PD is highly ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-11-25By Brittany Marti
  • How Pilates Helps Parkinson’s
    Ease into exercise with this activity that boosts balance, posture, mood and more. How far are you willing to move your body to get on the path to well-being? A mile? A few steps at a time? How about an inch or two for a few minutes? If your New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise, Pilates ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-11-25By Katrina Kahl
  • Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Parkinson’s – AMP-PD
    The US National Institute of Health (NIH) have recently announced the opening of a vast new data portal for Parkinson's research. It is part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Parkinson’s, or AMP-PD initiative. AMP-PD is a huge collaborative effort between the NIH and multiple biopharmaceutical/life sciences companies and non-profit organisations. The new data portal will allow researchers access to ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2019-11-25
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