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  • Top 5 Gifts to Give Someone Living with Parkinson’s
    The season of giving is here! If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a loved one with Parkinson’s, we’ve rounded up a list of ideas from our program advisors, who are living with the disease. Here are the top five most requested items this year: Think exercise! Any kind of exercise equipment like a yoga mat, fitness ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-12-02By Iris
  • Podcast: Pursuing passions with Parkinson’s disease
    Has Parkinson’s impacted the way you approach hobbies and creative pursuits? In a new podcast episode, comedian Kitty Fitton and Parkinson’s Art founder Trevor Woollard discuss how the interests they’ve discovered since their diagnoses have changed their lives When New Zealand-based blogger Kitty Fitton reached out to a Parkinson’s magazine, she had no idea it would lead her to standup ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-12-02By admin
  • Parkinson’s disease in three words – and other highlights of our Christmas special
    What has Parkinson’s given you – and what has it taken away? This is just one of the questions to look out for in our podcast’s upcoming Christmas special. In this episode, we’ll bring together voices from across the podcast, as guests share their unique perspectives on three prompts about life with the condition: Describe Parkinson’s disease in three words. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-12-02By admin
  • Six quotes to live by, from the Parkinson’s Life podcast guests
    The Parkinson’s Life podcast has just won gold at this year’s International Content Marketing Awards, beating stiff competition to come in first in the ‘Best Branded Podcast’ category. To celebrate, we share six of the most valuable insights our guests have shared over two series When we launched a podcast in 2019, our goal was to tackle the stories that ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-12-02By admin
  • Michael J. Fox Shares Update on Parkinson’s Disease: ‘It’s Weird That I’ve Done as Well as I Have’
    Despite living with the trying progressive disease, the 60-year-old is still optimistic. ... read more
    Source: Men’s HealthPublished on 2021-12-01
  • Important Information About Tax Receipts for Donations
    Your support means the world to our Parkinson’s community. Thank you. Here is some important information to keep in mind as you plan your support. We recommend that you donate online for the easiest and quickest way to ensure a timely tax receipt and that your gift will be received and processed during the 2021 tax year. For other methods ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2021-12-01By ansunyan
  • Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease: Bryan’s Story
    Bryan Hill: Living with Young Onset Parkinson’s
    Proud new father! Bryan and his new baby boy.Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often thought of as an older person’s disease. But did you know that people in their 30s and 40s can also be diagnosed? It’s called Young or Early Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD or EOPD) and to raise awareness ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2021-11-30By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • “You’ve got to just take one step at a time – and that’s what we did”
    When Bill Bucklew and John MacPhee took on an arduous walk from a Scottish village to London, they forged a “life-long friendship” – while raising thousands for Parkinson’s research. They share why they think their trip can serve as a metaphor for “anything that anybody wants to do with Parkinson’s” Bill Bucklew, a campaigner based in Chicago, first spoke to ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-11-25By admin
  • Wearable device for Parkinson’s disease raises $10m in funding
    UK-based tech company Charco Neurotech has secured $10 million in seed investment funding to support the launch of a non-invasive wearable device designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. CUE1 is a circular device worn on the sternum, which is designed to help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms through specialised vibrations that are personalised for each patient. The investment round, which was co-led ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-11-25By admin
  • Prodromal PD and RBD: What Is the Link?
    When we think of Parkinson’s disease, the first image that generally comes to mind is that of a person shaking, or perhaps walking slowly with a stooped posture.  Although the motor manifestations of Parkinson’s (slowness of movement, rigidity, tremor, etc.) are still the core features by which a diagnosis is made, there is much more to Parkinson’s that this.  Non-motor ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2021-11-18By Ron Postuma, MD, MSc
  • Podcast: Lessons learned from the pandemic
    How has Covid-19 impacted the global Parkinson’s disease community? In a new podcast episode, sponsored by Kyowa Kirin International, four people with the condition reflect on how life has changed since the pandemic – and the lessons they’ll be taking forward The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unsettling time for everyone. But for people with Parkinson’s – likely to be ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-11-18By admin
  • “Together we can make a difference”
    Hear from three people with Parkinson’s disease about their experiences campaigning for the community, what motivates them to raise awareness – and how others can get involved Tell us why you started campaigning? Sabela Avión Martinez, United States: I started campaigning in February 2017, a few months after my diagnosis. I realised it was one of the things I ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-11-18By admin
  • Does Parkinson’s disease start in the nose?
    An international team led by the University of Ottawa in Canada will study whether the scent-processing nerves inside the nose may play a part in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The researchers will explore potential connections between inflammation, environmental exposures in the nasal cavity, odour processing centres in the brain and Parkinson’s-related genes. The scientists hope that if the study ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-11-18By admin
  • Leaving a Legacy With Charitable Impact
    As some provinces celebrate Make a Will month, it’s a good time to note that it’s never too early to start estate planning. Experts say it’s a good idea to update your will after any significant life event, such as a birth, divorce, death or change to your financial status. Without estate planning, you will not be able to influence ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2021-11-17By ansunyan
  • Parkinson Canada Adapts the Latest Edition of Every Victory Counts® for a Canadian Audience
    Some of you may be familiar with Every Victory Counts®, the manual first published by the Davis Phinney Foundation in 2010. Since then, Every Victory Counts® (EVC) has gained international recognition as the outstanding comprehensive resource devoted to the principle of self-care and a holistic approach to managing Parkinson’s. The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded by former professional cyclist and ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2021-11-17By ansunyan
  • Parkinson Canada’s Advocacy Roundtable Wrap Up
    With more than 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s and many more touched by the disease having known a loved one, friend or co-worker diagnosed, the need to hear from those affected is critical. We are pleased to share some details of our Parkinson Canada Advocacy Roundtable meetings where we heard from more than 150 community members from across the country. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2021-11-17By ansunyan
  • A Season of Successful Cycling Fundraisers Wraps Up
    The Parkinson Canada cycling community came together on three separate occasions this year to raise money for research, challenge themselves physically on various cycling courses, and connect with old and new friends. Organizers and volunteers did an incredible job of pulling things together and making each event special for all participating. Together, the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Prince Edward County (PEC) ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2021-11-17By ansunyan
  • APDA Salutes Parkinson’s Disease Care Partners
    Care Partner Tributes and Stories for Family Caregivers Month November is National Family Caregivers Month — a time to recognize and honor family care partners across the country. We all know how integral care partners are to each Parkinson’s disease (PD) journey and while they should be celebrated year-round, now is a great time to give them the special focus ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2021-11-16By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Mighty Flynn
    Some of us walk through life unaware that the sword of Damocles is hanging over our heads. Some are aware of it and decide to just keep walking. Some of us even say “Well, given the large sword hanging over my head that could drop down on my skull at any moment, I might as well go climb Mount Everest ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2021-11-15By Heather Kennedy
  • Relationship Tips for People with Parkinson’s and Their Partners
    For most couples, a Parkinson’s diagnosis will send the relationship down a new path, with each person experiencing their own set of challenges. The person with Parkinson’s may struggle in the relationship as symptoms worsen and they lose the ability to do certain things. Their partner may struggle as they move further into the role of caregiver. ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-11-12By Katrina Kahl
  • New Treatment for Slowness & Stiffness in Parkinson’s Disease
    In 2018, Focused Ultrasound was approved to treat tremors in people with PD.  Now, the FDA has approved expanding the indications of Focused Ultrasound (FUS) for Parkinson’s disease (PD) to also include treatment of bradykinesia (slowness) rigidity (stiffness), and dyskinesias.  Individual ultrasound waves do not contain enough energy to do any damage as they pass through a patient’s skull ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2021-11-12By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Study finds gene therapy may restore effects of Parkinson’s drug
    Levodopa is a drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s as it helps to increase dopamine levels in the brain and improve problems with movement. In later stages of the condition, however, this treatment can become less effective. Now, findings from a US preclinical study have suggested that a new gene therapy may help to restore the effects of levodopa in ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-11-11By admin
  • Five more apps for people with Parkinson’s
    From helping to improve sleep quality, to analysing gait and tremor – here are five more apps that may benefit people with Parkinson’s 1. Charity Miles (iOS, Android) Created to help people “get fit and make an impact”, this app enables donations to be made to charities based on logged exercises – including walking, cycling, dancing and other ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-11-11By admin
  • Watch Video from November Expert Q&A
    Watch the recording of our Expert Q&A: Being a Caregiver with Maura Horton from November 9, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal and Kyowa Kirin, and to all of the generous donations that help support BGF programs. >> Watch VideoThe post Watch Video from November Expert Q&A appeared first on Brian Grant Foundation. ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-11-09By Iris
  • The Privilege to Touch and Enjoy
    It all started one day, with a brainstorming discussion between Ilanit, Branca and Gila (me). We were talking about intimacy and the privilege to touch and enjoy. But before I continue, let’s get acquainted with the three participants in this vibrant discussion:Mrs. Ilanit Baum-Cohen (Msc.OT), an occupational therapist, is in charge of occupational therapy at the neuro-rehabilitation clinic and at ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2021-11-04By Gila Bronner MPH, MSW
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