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  • Brock Carlton’s story part 6: Parkinson’s takes, and it gives
    Brock Carlton, a member of the Parkinson Advisory Council, has contributed a series of six stories encapsulating his experience with adjusting to life with Parkinson’s. As the last of the series, story six describes Brock’s appreciation for how Parkinson’s has given him opportunities to live in the present moment and find deep fulfillment in connecting with others, while still grieving ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-09-29By Mahreen Khan
  • “Parkinson’s disease is not a death sentence – it’s a wake-up call”
    Both Mark Limebear and Michel Planquart describe the “blunt’” and “brutal” delivery of their Parkinson’s diagnoses. They tell us how they responded to challenges of the condition by launching No Silver Bullet 4 PD, an online support group that aims to help empower others in the community UK-based Mark Limebear and Michel Planquart from Belgium met two years ago in ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-29By admin
  • Ireland survey aims to uncover link between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease
    Previous studies of vineyard and agricultural workers in France and the US highlight potential correlations between pesticide exposure and Parkinson’s risk. Now, a team is conducting the first study in Ireland to investigate this potential link. Last week, researchers from University College Cork, Ireland, took to the country’s National Ploughing Championships – a three-day country show, agricultural trade fair and ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-29By admin
  • Investigating the science behind exercise and Parkinson’s disease
    Researchers in the US have examined just why exercise can be so “beneficial” for people with Parkinson’s – and found that a specific hormone may be responsible Many people in the Parkinson’s community recognise how important exercise is for management of the condition. From yoga to boxing to golf, options are aplenty for people wishing to incorporate more physical activity ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-29By admin
  • Honoured to contribute: Parkinson Canada reflects on the World Health Organization’s Parkinson’s disease technical brief
    The Parkinson’s Disease Technical Brief is a first-of-its-kind nod to the Global state of Parkinson’s accompanied by strategies to improve upon it. Parkinson Canada’s Vice President of Community Engagement, Jacquie Micallef, and Manager of Strategic Projects and Knowledge Mobilization, Maria Marano, were proud to join and collaborate with over 40 Parkinson’s organizations from around the world. Canadians impacted by Parkinson’s ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-09-28By Mahreen Khan
  • The 2021 Advocacy Roundtable Reports are now available
    In our mission to advocate for Canadians impacted by Parkinson’s, Parkinson Canada embarked on a series of national roundtable discussions to better understand the Parkinson’s community’s needs and how our advocacy work can make for a better life today while research looks to a future without Parkinson’s at all.  Roundtable discussions brought us closer together  read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-09-28By Mahreen Khan
  • Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2022 surpasses $1 million in donations received
    Every September Canadians from coast-to-coast unite to raise awareness and important funds for Parkinson Canada. For the first time since returning from a two-year hiatus, volunteers raised over $1 million at the 33rd annual SuperWalk on September 10th and 11th, 2022.  “It was an incredible weekend for the thousands of Canadians who came together to support ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-09-27By Mahreen Khan
  • Sleep Issues and Parkinson’s Disease Q&A
    Dr. Gilbert Answers Questions About Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep Issues A recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts featured special guest Dr. Maria Ospina, a movement disorders specialist, who spoke to us about sleep issues and Parkinson’s disease (PD), a very common symptom for people with PD. We covered a lot of ground during the broadcast and answered many questions ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-09-27By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • PD DURING THE HOLIDAYS: OUR TOP TIPS
    PD DURING THE HOLIDAYS: OUR TOP TIPS The holiday season is right around the corner. Gift shopping, cooking, cleaning, hosting friends and family, or traveling to see loved ones can feel overwhelming — especially when also navigating life with PD. Here are some tips to make the most of the holidays without creating additional work and stress. Make gift shopping ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-09-22By Phil Franchina
  • NAVIGATING LIFE AS A CARE PARTNER
    NAVIGATING LIFE AS A CARE PARTNER Being a care partner for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has its rewards and challenges. Dr. Gilbert spoke with Greg, a care partner of nearly 20 years. Taking care of someone with PD can be fulfilling and overwhelming at the same time. As someone who has been a long-term care partner for his ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-09-22By Phil Franchina
  • “Ask the Doctor” with Dr. Rebecca Gilbert 
    “Ask the Doctor” with Dr. Rebecca Gilbert  Q. My Parkinson’s symptoms started almost immediately after my kidney transplant surgery. Could the surgery have caused me to develop Parkinson’s disease (PD)? A. I have had a number of patients whose PD emerged after a major medical stress such as an organ transplant. It is possible that the stress of the event ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-09-22By Phil Franchina
  • RAISING AWARENESS ON A TRACTOR: HOW MIKE HELPED HIS BROTHER AFTER A PD DIAGNOSIS
    RAISING AWARENESS ON A TRACTOR: HOW MIKE HELPED HIS BROTHER AFTER A PD DIAGNOSIS When Mike Adkinson’s brother Dan was diagnosed with PD, Mike and his family wanted to learn more about the devastating effects of this disease. As the disease currently has no cure, Mike decided to raise awareness in his own unique way — by riding a John ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-09-22By Phil Franchina
  • NEW PARKINSON’S DISEASE TREATMENTS IN THE PIPELINE
    NEW PARKINSON’S DISEASE TREATMENTS IN THE PIPELINE Parkinson’s Disease (PD) research is ever-changing, with new treatments and medications being explored and developed all the time. Some of the most exciting research initiatives are targeting neuroprotection, as well as motor and non-motor symptoms. As these clinical trials are underway, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) wants to keep you updated on ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-09-22By Phil Franchina
  • “The power of creating something cannot be overstated”
    Torrance York, a photographer based in the US and the creator of the new photography collection, ‘Semaphore’, discusses how the art form may help people with Parkinson’s process their own diagnoses Tell us about yourself and your experience with Parkinson’s. I am a photographer, artist and educator based in the US. Originally from New York City, I now live in ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-22By admin
  • “When the Parkinson’s disease community rallies together, magical things happen”
    The team behind the Parkinson’s Unity Walk – a notable fundraising occasion that occurs each year in the US – has announced that The Michael J Fox Foundation will take ownership of the event from now on Each year, a community of people living with Parkinson’s and their friends and families gather for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, an annual event ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-22By admin
  • Is there a link between Parkinson’s disease and blood vessel dysfunction?
    Scientists in Slovakia have investigated the link between blood vessel dysfunction and Parkinson’s – and found that dopamine agonists may have an impact. The team studied the function of the endothelium – a membrane which lines the heart and blood vessels and helps control blood fluidity – in 41 people with the condition and 41 people without. Endothelial function was then ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-22By admin
  • People with Parkinson’s Profile: Amber Hesford
    Amber Hesford was only 35 years-old when she was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s in 2018. Her sons were seven and nine. To help her cope with her diagnosis and find community, Amber’s dad suggested she share about her journey on the social media platform TikTok. In the past four years, her audience has grown to nearly 100K people from ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2022-09-19By Danielle
  • What Is Parkinson’s Boxing Therapy?
    Parkinson’s boxing therapy is a training program that is designed for the unique needs of individuals with Parkison’s disease. The wide array of non-contact, boxing-based workouts aims to help people with PD manage their symptoms and help them live a more independent life. Parkison’s boxing therapy classes are a great way to stay in shape and live a more complete ... read more
    Source: Rock Steady BoxingPublished on 2022-09-19By Valve Meter
  • Why Fitness Trainers Need a Parkinson’s Boxing Certification
    If you are a fitness trainer interested in expanding your clientele base, learning a new skill, and gaining the ability to help enhance the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease, let us introduce you to Parkinson’s Boxing Certification from Rock Steady Boxing. What is a Parkinson’s Boxing Certification from RSB? A Parkinson’s Boxing Certification from RSB is essentially your key ... read more
    Source: Rock Steady BoxingPublished on 2022-09-19By Valve Meter
  • Canadians embrace new edition of Every Victory Counts®
    The release of the Canadian edition of Every Victory Counts® in July 2022 has reached thousands of Canadians impacted by Parkinson’s already. With this Canadianized resource in hand, people are taking charge of their wellness and finding creative ways to improve their quality of life while living with Parkinson’s.   If you missed the release of ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-09-15By Lyle Quinn
  • New swab test may help with Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
    Researchers at the University of Manchester, UK, have drawn on one woman’s sense of smell to develop a swab test that may be used to detect Parkinson’s. The scientists used the test to analyse sebum (a type of oily substance on the skin) in 79 people with Parkinson’s and a control group of 71 healthy individuals. The team identified more ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-15By admin
  • Putting Parkinson’s disease on the page
    New Zealand-based author Robyn Cotton shares how her own Parkinson’s diagnosis inspired her to embrace writing, why her second novel ‘Mary and Me’ spans two different centuries and how storytelling can feel like “peeling away the layers of an onion” Please tell us a bit about yourself and your experience of Parkinson’s. My husband Geoff and I live in ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-15By admin
  • What you need to know about apomorphine pump treatment for Parkinson’s disease
    What is apomorphine pump treatment – and how might it support people with Parkinson’s? Denmark-based neurologist Dr Tove Henriksen shares her experience working with the technology to improve care options for those living with the condition Neurologist Dr Tove Henriksen became involved in the Parkinson’s community “by chance” and has now been researching ‘advanced’ Parkinson’s for 25 years. Her team ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-09-15By admin
  • Expert Q&A: Power of Storytelling
    Watch the recording of our September Expert Q&A on the power of storytelling. Rani Sanderson, Projects Director for StoryCentre Canada, discusses the importance of story sharing to help build a just and healthy world and steps to help you craft your story. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal and Kyowa Kirin, and to all of the generous donations that help ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2022-09-14By Katrina Kahl
  • The impact of Sex, Gender, and Culture in Parkinson’s disease beyond the ‘bikini area’
    El Impacto del Sexo, Género y Cultura en el Parkinson más allá del “Área del Bikini” The book ‘Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus’ highlighted how different men and women are in the manner they approach relationships, view lives challenges, and interact with the world around. Nevertheless, for centuries due to several factors such as societal restrictions ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2022-09-14By Maria De León, MD
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