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  • Helping others with Parkinson’s ‘filled the gap in my life’
    We talk to Ray Wegrzyn (left), founder and chairman of Parkinson’s EQUIP, a UK charity that gives grants to people with Parkinson’s so that they can improve their quality of life through sport and the arts. After being forced to retire because his Parkinson’s symptoms became unmanageable, Ray explains how setting up the charity ‘filled the gap’ in his life, ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-07-25By admin
  • Regular sex improves Parkinson’s symptoms for men, study finds
    A new study has found that regular sexual activity can lessen the effects of Parkinson’s symptoms in men – as well as improve general ‘quality of life’ The world’s largest longitudinal study analysing the relationship between sexual activity and Parkinson’s has found that an active sex life can improve symptoms of the condition – for men. Published in the European ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-07-25By admin
  • Staying Active: Hobbies and Leisure Pursuits
    Enjoyable activities are essential to replenish mind, body and spirit. It is is important for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and care partners to stay active through physical, mental and social stimulation and to engage in activities that promote relaxation. Important Considerations for Leisure Activities: Set aside time in your calendar for leisure activities in your week to make sure they happen. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-07-24By mschaffel@parkinson.org
  • Art & Parkinson’s: Sketchbook 101
    Written by Lorraine Wilson, Davis Phinney Foundation AmbassadorAll sketches by Lorraine Wilson As a child, I was subject to the three Rs of reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. As a teen, I tried to live by the environmental reminders to reduce, reuse and recycle. Both trios have their place in life; however, as an adult with Parkinson’s, I propose we seek ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-07-24By Melani Dizon
  • Sweating and other skin problems for people with Parkinson’s disease
    Parkinson’s disease (PD) can cause a whole host of non-motor symptoms, including symptoms related to the skin. This week we take a closer look at these problems. Seborrheic dermatitis — patches of scaly, irritated skin Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition in the general population, but even more commonly found in people with PD. It causes patches of scaly, ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-07-23By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Playing the hand you’re dealt
    After a Parkinson’s diagnosis forced him to retire from a successful career in IT, Fulvio Capitanio dedicated his life to helping others with Parkinson’s around the world. At the time he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 2007, Fulvio Capitano was an economist and manager at a global information technology firm in Barcelona, Spain. “You never ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-07-22By Katrina Kahl
  • Man with Parkinson’s disease refuses to give up on dream of sailing
    As they prepare to set sail, Steve Van Vlaenderen takes his time. “Physically, I’m a lot slower on the boat so I’m a lot more cautious,” he tells CTV News Toronto. That’s because he is living with Parkinson’s disease and his motor skills are deteriorating. Van Vleanderen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease back in 2011. The post Man ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2019-07-22By web.project@parkinson.ca
  • Webinar Registration: Women and Parkinson’s with Dr. Michelle Fullard
    More men than women are diagnosed with Parkinson’s by a ratio of nearly 2:1. But the rate of diagnosis is not the only difference. Women and men diagnosed with Parkinson’s experience differences when it comes to presenting symptoms, sleep problems, cognitive impact, responses to surgery, medication side effects, emotional health, the care partner experience and more. In this webinar, Dr. ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-07-22By Rachel Heilbronner
  • Study Finds Link Between Infections and Parkinson’s
    Recent findings shed new light on the interplay of genetics and the immune system in Parkinson’s disease. In the study, gut infections appear to trigger a reaction that leads to Parkinson’s.
    The ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-07-21By admin
  • No more Sinemet? Now what?
    Merck recently announced they have discontinued the manufacturing of Sinemet® CR (carbidopa-levodopa). They have had trouble securing a reliable and stable supply for a while, so the decision has been a long time coming. According to Merck, Sinemet CR 50/200 mg will remain available in the US until on or near November 2019 and Sinemet CR 25/100 mg until on ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-07-19By Melani Dizon
  • Family Throw their Support behind Grandma in the City to Bay Run
    Running season is not far off with events like Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, City2Surf and Westpac City-Bay Run just around the corner. We spoke to Alex who has put together a big team of family and friends to tackle the Westpac City-Bay Run together ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-07-18By admin
  • Help Ban a Toxic Chemical that causes Parkinson’s
    We’ve endorsed legislation introduced by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez that would ban paraquat – a toxic herbicide that causes Parkinson’s. Paraquat has already been banned in 30 countries around the globe. You can help ban paraquat in the U.S. by sending an email to your representative letting them know that you support this legislation. Visit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-07-18By Katrina Kahl
  • Gene Mutation That Promotes Protein Aggregation Could Spur Parkinson’s
    Over the next three years the Parkinson’s Foundation will invest more than $50 million to Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and clinical care. At the heart of our research initiatives are scientists and researchers who have received Foundation awards to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s, which will ultimately lead us to a cure. A key feature of Parkinson’s disease is ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s FoundationPublished on 2019-07-18By opresby@parkinson.org
  • Take part in a global Parkinson’s carers survey
    The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) is inviting carers from within the Parkinson’s community to take part in a survey aiming to shine a light on the physical, financial and emotional difficulties they face. The research – supported by French healthcare devices company Air Liquide – will be used to inform future campaigns and create valuable tools to help carers ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-07-18By admin
  • ESPN founder reveals 5-year battle with Parkinson’s
    ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen has opened up about his Parkinson’s diagnosis, vowing to use his platform to raise awareness and “help others who are impacted” by the condition Bill Rasmussen – founder of US sports network ESPN – has announced that he has been living with Parkinson’s for the last five years. In an article titled ‘I have Parkinson’s Disease’ ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-07-18By admin
  • Podcast: What’s it like managing your working life with Parkinson’s?
    In the third episode of our Parkinson’s Life podcast series, Danish politician Elisabeth Ildal and Irish Parkinson’s advocate Gary Boyle share their honest experiences of navigating the workplace, from coming out the “Parkinson’s closet” to a “need to participate in life” Five months before being elected as a city council member in Denmark, Elisabeth Ildal was diagnosed with young ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2019-07-18By admin
  • How to Encourage People with Parkinson’s to Exercise
    One of the most common questions we receive from friends and care partners of people with Parkinson’s is this:   “My person with Parkinson’s won’t do anything.  I can’t get them to exercise, and I don’t know what to do.”  With everything we know about exercise and Parkinson’s, it would seem that getting people to exercise would be easy. But it’s ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-07-17By Melani Dizon
  • Parkinson’s Cooking: Superfood Buddha Bowls
    Join us for our next Parkinson’s cooking class at Market of Choice in Eugene and learn how to make nutritious and delicious Superfood Buddha Bowls! Packed with nutrients from turmeric, ginger, sweet potatoes, broccoli and chickpeas, the Superfood Buddha Bowl lives up to its name. We’ll demonstrate how to prepare this dish, discuss the different options for making ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-07-17By Katrina Kahl
  • Merck announces its decision to stop the manufacturing of Sinemet CR
    Merck announces its decision to stop the manufacturing of Sinemet CR July 17, 2019: Merck has informed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it will discontinue the manufacturing of Sinemet CR (controlled release). It emphasized that its decision is not a safety issue, but rather a manufacturing one. Patients who currently have Merck Sinemet CR at home can continue ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-07-17By Nancy Braun
  • Riding for a cure
    PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Cyclists spun their wheels in Prince Edward County this past weekend for a cure at Pedal for Parkinson’s. Pedal for Parkinson’s is an annual three-day cycling event where participants and donors raise funds to help fight Parkinson’s disease. Since beginning in 2011, the Pedal for Parkinson’s fundraiser originally took place in Parry Sound. Jim Redmond and ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2019-07-16By web.project@parkinson.ca
  • Weight loss and Parkinson’s disease
    Learn about the relationship between Parkinson’s and weight loss Whereas it seems that much of the US population is struggling to lose weight, people with PD often have the opposite problem.  Many people with PD find themselves wanting to gain weight in order to counteract seemingly unexplained weight loss. Today, we will discuss this symptom, the potential reasons behind it, ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-07-16By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • You Can’t Exercise Your Way Out of Poor Social Connections
    Written by Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT Have you ever heard the phrase, you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet? Well, the same can be said for exercising your way out of poor social connections. It can’t be done. I’ve witnessed the power of exercise on a near-daily basis at my Parkinson’s physical therapy practice. Clients walk ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2019-07-16By Melani Dizon
  • New Study: Mindfullness Yoga Lessens Anxiety and Depression
    Mindfulness yoga — yoga with meditation and controlled breathing — eases anxiety and depression in people with Parkinson’s, according to a recent study in JAMA Neurology. In a randomized controlled clinical trial in people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD), Jojo Kwok, PhD, MPH, RN, ... read more
    Source: Shake It Up AustraliaPublished on 2019-07-15By admin
  • Paddle Sports for Parkinson’s
    Paddle sports refer to a group of watersports that require a paddle to steer a vessel through water. If you’ve never tried a paddle sport before, get ready for the time of your life! Whether you’re taking a Caribbean cruise or going on a fishing trip with friends or family, there’s something inherently adventurous about getting off ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2019-07-15By Katrina Kahl
  • Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
    Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease July 15, 2019: All of us across the APDA network send healthy, positive wishes to Bill Rasmussen, the founder of ESPN who has announced today, in the media that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). You can read more about his diagnosis via a post from Mr. Rasmussen on ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2019-07-15By Nancy Braun
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