InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.
Chicago Tribune: Parkinson's Patients Find Help at Willowbrook Fitness Facility
Provides background on Moving Day® and includes a video with footage from multiple walks.
A reader asks how they can prepare for the hospital stay of a relative who has Parkinson’s. The article highlights NPF’s Aware in Care hospital kit program and the NPF website as tools to keep their relative safe.
Former President George H.W. Bush, who is in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson’s. Dr. Corneliu Luca from UM, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, is quoted.
Hispanics living with PD have never been better served than by a global, one-of-a-kind program developed by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, an NPF Center of Excellence. The program has a presence in more than 12 countries.
Michael Okun, M.D., shares expert commentary on an experimental DBS procedure, regarding the pioneering work of Dr. Craig van Horne and Dr. Greg Gerhardt with "DBS-Plus" as highly innovative.
Dr. Peter Schmidt, NPF Chief Mission Officer, is interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about how trying a brand-new type of exercise that taxes the brain is beneficial to people living with Parkinson's as it forces the brain to figure out how to do something for the first time.
Dr. Michael Okun gives advice on the best way to exercise for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Peter Schmidt responds to Voyager Therapeutics' experimental, high-dose, gene therapy- VY-AADC01- for advanced Parkinson's disease.
Tanya Simuni, MD, was appointed to the Anavex Scientific Advisory Board. She has built a multidisciplinary-based program within a NPF Center of Excellence and has received several prestigious awards, including the Dixon Foundation Innovation Award.