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  • One small step for man, one giant leap for Parkinson’s
    A groundbreaking International Space Station experiment – which has seen human brain cells launched into space – is well underway as researchers look to the stars to discover what triggers Parkinson’s In a first-of-its-kind study, US space agency NASA has collaborated with Parkinson’s researchers to send brain cells into space to learn more about the condition. As part of the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-08By admin
  • Globetrotting with Parkinson’s: ‘a wonderful world waiting to be explored’
    We hear from Parkinson’s campaigner Maura Ward who caught the travel bug after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s six years ago. Maura – who has explored more than 60 countries to date – discusses climbing Japan’s Mount Fuji to raise thousands for Parkinson’s, and shares her five top tips for travellers with the condition Hi Maura, thanks for chatting to the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-08By admin
  • New Parkinson’s love story set to hit the big screen
    A new film – due to premiere in October at one of London’s iconic Leicester Square Cinemas – is inspired by the true story of two people with Parkinson’s who found love after meeting at a support group. This is the story of ‘STAGES’ “I was introduced to Russ and Charlotte through a friend, and I was horrified to discover how little I knew about the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-08By admin
  • Continuity of Care and Exercising Safely with Parkinson’s
    Assembling a care team is one of the most important steps following a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Since Parkinson’s affects people in a variety of different ways and involves both motor and non-motor symptoms, it stands to reason that your care team should be equally multifaceted. In this video, our Director of Education, Mel Dizon, and occupational therapist Julia Wood address the ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-08By Rachel Heilbronner
  • How Pushing My Limits Helps Me Live Well with Parkinson’s
    Written by Patti Burnett, Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador and retired Copper Mountain Ski Patrol supervisor living with Parkinson’s since 2013 This past Memorial Day, I ran in the Bolder Boulder with a time of 1:07:00. That might not sound fast, but it took years of injuries, diagnoses and struggles to get there. I used to love running. It probably started around ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-07By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Common Questions from Parkinson’s Caregivers
    Caregivers, or care partners, share so many of the struggles of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and are so vital in helping those with PD meet their challenges and live their best lives. Care partners are often the ones to notice when a symptom has changed, to cajole their partners to improve their lifestyles, to encourage their partners to follow doctor’s orders, ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-08-06By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • How Tai Chi Helps PD
    Some people call tai chi “meditation in motion,” but we think it should be called “medicine in motion” because of its benefits on Parkinson’s symptoms. If you love watching martial arts movies but never imagined yourself doing the same dashing moves as Bruce Lee, don’t give up on yourself just yet. Tai chi is a Chinese martial art that ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-08-05By Katrina Kahl
  • Summer Podcast Playlist: Our Top 7 Podcast Episodes to Get you Through the Season
    Whether you’re planning your next beach escape or gearing up for a road trip, the need for entertainment is key, and what better way to tune out than tuning into our podcast? Featuring the latest treatments and techniques in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) field, our Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s podcast features the experts in the Parkinson’s community ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-08-05By opresby@parkinson.org
  • Moments of Victory® – Jill Ater Taps Into Her Community
    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 Jill Ater from Tacoma, Washington. Which event did you participate in? I hosted Pints for Parkinson’s at Odd Otter Brewery in Tacoma, Washington. ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-05By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Sir Billy Connolly to make TV comeback
    Sir Billy Connolly is to make a shock return to television, seven months after retiring due to his Parkinson’s. The veteran Scottish comedian is fronting a new documentary series which has the working title ‘Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail’. The three-part series, which is due to air on UK TV channel ITV, will see Connolly follow the route of Scottish immigrants who first landed ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-01By admin
  • Care Planning for a Parent Living with Parkinson’s
    We recently sat down with a good friend of the Foundation, Bud Rockhill, to talk about his experience caring for his mom who had Parkinson’s. He had so many great tips and insights into nearly every aspect of her care that we asked if we could share them with our community. Please note that these were Bud’s experiences, and this ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-08-01By Melani Dizon
  • Parkinson’s in the news: July
    From a £3 million fund to build Europe’s largest brain bank to a new study on which occupations can increase the risk of Parkinson’s in women, we look at the top Parkinson’s news stories from around the world in July 2019 Irish Parkinson’s disease researchers get €267,523 funding from actor Michael J Fox’s foundation The Michael J Fox Foundation has ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-01By admin
  • Is this wearable device the future of Parkinson’s care?
    A UK trial – described as the “future of Parkinson’s care” – is using a symptom-tracking watch to deliver home-based Parkinson’s care and empower individuals to better manage the condition A wearable wristwatch device that is able to track Parkinson’s symptoms has been labelled “the future of Parkinson’s care”. The Parkinson’s KinetiGraph (PKG) is being used in a UK-wide trial, ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-01By admin
  • ‘People believe a witch doctor will cure them’
    In the latest in our ‘In My Country’ series, Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association president Sara Lew (left) discusses unfair misconceptions about the condition including that it’s caused by the supernaturalthe power of social media, and her “delight” at being given an award at this year’s World Parkinson Congress Today, many people in Malaysia still view Parkinson’s as ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-08-01By admin
  • Plates for Parkinson’s Eugene
    Join us for an evening of exceptional cuisine and wine pairings to benefit the Brian Grant Foundation. Brought to you by Market of Choice. Purchase tickets today. Grab your friends and come out to sample healthy meal options paired with delicious wine and beer! Market of Choice will provide a variety of foods that support a ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-07-31By Katrina Kahl
  • Five Tips for Improving Balance & Posture
    Standing up straight and keeping your posture strong gets harder with Parkinson’s, but there are many ways to improve your stance. Doing so will improve your balance, which is critical to maintaining mobility and avoiding falls. Improving balance and posture will also help you stay flexible so you can sit, stand and reach with less effort and pain. ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-07-31By Katrina Kahl
  • Update From our Chief Scientific Officer + Ways to Engage in Research
    Every day, potentially groundbreaking Parkinson’s disease (PD) research ideas are explored in labs funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation. Since research never stops, I am excited to share our latest Parkinson Report newsletter with you that focuses on a topic that is critical to the Foundation and our community: research. In this special issue, we are excited to announce four new ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-07-31By opresby@parkinson.org
  • 5 Ways to Summer On
    Summer is traditionally a time filled with friends, good food and new adventures. Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can interfere with daily life, but it should not stop you from enjoying new things. This summer we want to inspire you to do things that make you feel “on.” Here are five things people in our community have done to #SummerOn. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-07-31By opresby@parkinson.org
  • APDA-funded research finds new role for alpha-synuclein
    APDA-funded research finds new role for alpha-synuclein July 30, 2019 – Alpha-synuclein is a protein that is known to clump within the nerve cells of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) into clusters known as Lewy bodies. Despite extensive research about the protein, many key questions about alpha-synuclein remain insufficiently answered, including: What are the normal roles of alpha-synuclein in the ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-07-30By Nancy Braun
  • Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesias Reversed in Gene Therapy Study
    Levodopa-induced dyskinesias (LIDs) are a debilitating side effect of long-term use of levodopa therapy that negatively impacts the quality of life for upwards of 90% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). From the Greek word, dys, meaning ill or bad, and kīnēsia, meaning movement or muscular activity, dyskinesias are abnormal, involuntary muscle movements, often presenting as erratic writhing movements of ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-07-29By opresby@parkinson.org
  • Asparagus and Tomato Farro Salad
    Get a dose of whole grains and veggies with this asparagus and tomato faro salad from our partners at Market of Choice. This dish is filled with nutrients that support healthy living with Parkinson’s. 1. Add faro, water and pinch of salt to a saucepan. Cover, bring to a boil and cook about 20-30 minutes until the ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-07-29By Katrina Kahl
  • True Goodwill Ambassadors
    Although as professionals, we play an important role by helping to guide patient care, it is true that our patients are the real experts. Nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than with the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Ambassadors Program. Our most recent meeting in April, 2019 captured the kind of synergy that can happen when an atmosphere of learning, sharing ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-07-29By Lissa Kapust, LICSW
  • How to Evaluate Parkinson’s Resources
    The amount of information about Parkinson’s that’s available online with just a few strokes of the keyboard is astonishing; however, sifting through it is no easy task. And when you’re trying to come to terms with an often scary and surprising diagnosis, it makes doing so even more difficult. We wish there was a quick and easy way to vet ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-07-29By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Dilruk Runs a Half Marathon to Shake It Up for Parkinson’s
    Last Sunday Dilruk Jayasinha took on a half marathon for Shake It Up to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Research. This year Dilruk was announced as an ambassador in Run Melbourne, but after committing to the run, he was invited to the Just for ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-07-27By admin
  • “I’m trying to be the Stephen Hawking of Parkinson’s”
    We hear from Walter J Archey III (right), the US filmmaker and rapper with Parkinson’s who’s on a mission to be known as “the liveliest dude with Parkinson’s in the world”. Walter, who raps under the name Tahiti, tells us about his latest single ‘Light Blue Room’, why he takes inspiration from Stephen Hawking – and the difficulties associated with ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-07-25By admin
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