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  • [Webinar] Join us for Virtual DBS Forum
    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to treat tremor in people with Parkinson’s was approved by the FDA in 1997. Then in 2002, it was approved to treat advanced symptoms of Parkinson’s. For many years, people thought DBS was only for people who were very advanced. That’s not the case. There are many who have only been living with Parkinson’s for a ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2020-04-08By Melani Dizon
  • 3P – Post Doc Seminar – 16 April
    On Thursday 16th April, join the 3P Seminars as Sara Saez Atienzar, NIA, postdoctoral fellow, will discuss Genetic analysis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis identifies contributing pathways and cell types and Nikhil Panicker, Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present on how Parkin limits priming and activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome in dopaminergic neurons Sara will present ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-04-08
  • 3P – Post Doc Seminar – 14 April
    On Tuesday 14th April, join the 3P Seminars as Lynne Krohn, PhD student at McGill University presents on REM Sleep Behavior Disorder genetics for early detection & subtyping of Parkinson disease and Kariem Ezzat, Research Scientist at Karolinska Institute discusses Heterogeneous Nucleation and Loss-Of-Function (HEN-LOF) Mechanisms in Amyloid Pathologies Lynn will present that over 80% of REM sleep behavior disorder ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-04-08
  • Message from Karen Lee, CEO
    Greetings, In a matter of weeks, the world has changed. These are unprecedented times with COVID-19 creating a world of uncertainty. In taking on this leadership role, I want to ensure that Parkinson Canada will continue to be there for those living with Parkinson’s until we find a cure. And I know that in my brief time here, I am ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2020-04-07By web.project@parkinson.ca
  • 3 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Parkinson’s Community During Lockdown
    Right now, much of the country is being asked to stay home. We’re being asked to reimagine our daily lives and find substitutions for the activities we used to love doing, such as meeting up with friends for coffee, attending daily exercise classes, or working side-by-side each day toward a common goal. We get it. It makes sense. And we ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2020-04-07By Melani Dizon
  • 3P – Post Doc Seminar – 7 April
    On Tuesday 7th April, join us to hear Bryan Killinger, Postdoc at Rush Medical Center discussing “Truncation of alpha-synuclein in the human appendix of synucleinopathy patients” and Konstantin Senkevich, Postdoc at McGill University presenting on “Approaches to the treatment of GBA-associated Parkinson’s disease” Bryan will explain that synucleinopathies are diseases that involve the pathogenic aggregation of alpha-synuclein. Molecular factors responsible ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-04-06
  • Community Resources for staying home
    Thanks to the Parkinson’s community, there are many ways to learn and connect while you’re safe at home. We’ve been contacted by organizations across the country with resources to keep you meaningfully engaged from the safety of your home. Below are some resources to learn and connect. BGF Resources Our online exercise videos and cooking videos ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-04-04By Katrina Kahl
  • Exercise at home resources
    Keep up with your exercise goals at home with the online resources listed below. Online Exercise Classes Use our online exercise classfinder to find online classes. If you host an online class, use this form to submit your info to our online exercise classfinder. Selected Classes By Type Variety of Activities Brian Grant Foundation: Check out ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-04-04By Katrina Kahl
  • How to stay connected from home
    Here are some ways to keep in touch with friends and family while social distancing. Special Note: Yesterday PD experts published commentary in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease focused on why it’s so important to help people with the disease stay active and connected while staying home. Read the article online and come back to get our practical tips for ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-04-04By Iris
  • Ending Parkinson’s Disease: Author Q&A
    Join us for a discussion with authors Bas Bloem, MD, PhD, and Ray Dorsey, MD to discuss Ending Parkinson’s Diseasse. On Thursday, April 30 our Expert Q&A will feature the authors of Ending Parkinson’s Disease, to wrap up our Virtual Book Club throughout the month of April. If you weren’t able to attend the book club but have read ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-04-03By Katrina Kahl
  • The STEADY-PD Trial Results
    Numerous epidemiological studies have demonstrated that the use of calcium-channel blockers - a class of medication used for controlling blood pressure - are associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s. In addition, pre-clinical lab experiments have provided data suggesting calcium-channel blockers have neuroprotective properties in models of Parkinson's. These results led to the initiation of a large clinical trial ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-04-02
  • Kitty Fitton: “It’s vital that we keep our sense of humour, especially at times like this”
    Kitty Fitton, a blogger, comedian and business owner based in New Zealand, tells us how she struggled to find employment after her Parkinson’s diagnosis, her ‘accidental’ career in comedy – and why she thinks a sense of humour is “vital” during the coronavirus pandemic Tell us about your career as a stand-up comedian. I got involved very much by accident. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2020-04-02By admin
  • Giving Back & Living Well with Parkinson’s
    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi When we ask people in our community what they do to live well, the vast majority say that giving back is at the top of their list. Whether they give back by leading support groups, participating in clinical trials, educating themselves ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2020-04-02By Melani Dizon
  • 6 free guides to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s
    To kick off Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we share six free toolkits to help you become a better Parkinson’s campaigner April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, an annual event dedicated to educating people about the condition across the globe. If you’re part of a Parkinson’s organisation and want to build its profile, these free downloadable resources from the European Parkinson’s Disease ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2020-04-02By admin
  • “It is time for us to act more aggressively to end Parkinson’s”
    Parkinson’s is the world’s fastest growing brain disorder and it’s predicted that one in 37 people alive today will be diagnosed with the condition in their lifetime. In a new book, ‘Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action’, four leading experts present a bold plan to “prevent, advocate, care and treat” the condition How can we prevent the rise of ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2020-04-02By admin
  • Expert Q&A
    Join us for our Expert Q&A Series every Thursday in April at 12 pm PST to learn how to stay healthy while staying home. First up on April 2 is Nate Coomer, PT, DPT, NCS from The Parkinson’s Fitness Project who will give advice for exercising at home. Register online and join us via Zoom. Save ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-04-01By Iris
  • Virtual Book Club
    Get your copy of Ending Parkinson’s Disease and get ready to join our virtual book club! We’ll be hosting weekly virtual meetings every Tuesday in April at 12pm PST for Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Each week we’ll post an assignment on Facebook and Instagram – so be sure to follow us! The first meeting is Tuesday, April 7 at ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-04-01By Iris
  • World Record Awareness for Parkinson’s
    On Saturday, April 11, 2020, on World Parkinson’s Day, join American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi, the Brian Grant Foundation and many others at 8am PST/10am CST/11am EST to take part in an attempt to break the world record for awareness for Parkinson’s! Help us break the record by joining us for an online exercise class. The goal is to get ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-04-01By Iris
  • #ParkinsonsTogether
    We want to hear your stories, from the Parkinson’s community, about the creative ways you are keeping safe, motivated and upbeat at home during this time... Please share your favourite exercise routines, recipes, reads and hobbies. What are your plans for the coming weekends - are you organising a virtual quiz night with friends or taking part in an online ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-04-01
  • Further Support for the ‘Repurposed’ Simvastatin
    Statins are a well characterised class of medication that are used to lower cholesterol levels in the body. There is considerable evidence supporting the repurposing of certain statins for use as a potential treatment for Parkinson's, and this particularly applies to a statin called simvastatin. Read more about this here.  The neuroprotective potential of statins received further support from a ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-04-01
  • Meditation Resources
    Daily meditation can have numerous benefits for our physical and mental health. A daily, consistent practice can help you reap the benefits or meditation. But when life gets hectic, it can be hard to keep up with a daily practice. You may also need extra support to get started. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of resources to help ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2020-03-31By Katrina Kahl
  • 3P: Parkinson’s Postdoc Programme Seminars
    The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Van Andel and World Parkinson Coalition Institute present:  3P: Parkinson’s Postdoc Programme Seminars Calling early career scientists! Feeling socially distanced? Quarantined? Wondering what you can do to further your career during this time? How about presenting and discussing your research with other early career neuroscientists who are in the same boat! Please join The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-03-31
  • 3P: Inaugural Seminar – Coming Soon
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-03-31
  • How to Live Well with Parkinson’s for the Newly Diagnosed
    Hearing the words, “You have Parkinson’s,” is life-changing. For some, a Parkinson’s diagnosis may mark the end of a long and frustrating search to explain a collection of different and seemingly disconnected symptoms. For others, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is a complete shock, filled with feelings of disbelief and despair. For everyone, a Parkinson’s diagnosis brings a new and unexpected journey. ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2020-03-31By Melani Dizon
  • Please Support The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s Charity Appeal on BBC Radio 4
    We are delighted to announce that Paul Mayhew-Archer, co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley, will be presenting the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on 12 April (Easter Sunday) for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT). YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNSgIjKs-Q                                                 ... read more
    Source: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustPublished on 2020-03-30
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