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
"ROCKFORD — Jim Mongan was a quiet man who worked hard and loved his family, according to his son, Joe. Jim didn’t say a lot — he thought actions spoke louder. His family would go on summer vacations, for instance, but Jim would stay behind and work so the family could afford the trips."
The Legends Game was put together as a vehicle to honor Doyle and to raise awareness and much-needed cash for the fight against Parkinson’s. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Parkinson Foundation, Doyle’s hand-picked beneficiaries.
Ricardo Caporal con su padre Rubens Caporal y su hijo de 7 años. Rubens, ex jugador de fútbol brasileño, padece el mal de Parkinson, y Ricardo crea conciencia sobre la enfermedad desde su posición en la Fundación Nacional de Parkinson de Estados Unidos.
"SAN DIEGO -- Parkinson's patients who exercise regularly have slower declines in quality of life, researchers reported here.
The National Parkinson Foundation and University of Rochester researchers are collaborating on a year-long study comparing the efficacy of telemedicine to in-person community care and updating the term "house call" for the 21st century.
Data released today from the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who start exercising earlier experience a significant slower decline in quality of life than those who start later. The study is being presented today by NPF researchers at the 19th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in San Diego, CA.
The JCC is teaming up with the National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence, which awarded the grant, and Georgetown University Hospital, to offer classes for both those who have Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.
University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.
The link between Parkinson’s disease and depression is well-established. Many Parkinson’s patients also suffer from clinical depression, and most people diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease report experiencing mild or moderate depressive symptoms at some point, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
People with a history of depression seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study reports, adding to the growing body of research linking the two conditions.