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
The Parkinson’s Foundation has named UI Hospitals and Clinics a center of excellence and adds it to a global network of 45 select academic medical centers.
Research suggests at least three out of 10 Ohioans have one of the 21 medical conditions that under state law can be treated with medical marijuana. Dan Davis at the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio chapter is quoted.
According to researchers, Parkinson’s patients may experience falls because of their motor symptoms, such as uncontrollable accelerations, impaired balance, and freezing of gait. Approximately 50 percent of these falls require medical care. Data from the Parkinson’s Foundation Parkinson’s Outcomes Project is cited.
Parkinson’s Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, James Beck, PhD. Dr. Beck talks about the Parkinson’s Foundation and explains the importance of the Prevalence Project.
CTTI and the FDA recently announced patient representatives for the Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), a joint endeavor to gather members of the patient community to discuss new ways for patients and the FDA to work together. Parkinson’s Foundation research advocate, Anne Hall, was selected as a representative.
Parkinson’s Prevalence Project findings show that Parkinson’s impacts more people than previously thought. Parkinson’s Foundation vice president and chief scientific officer, Jim Beck, PhD, is quoted.
Susan Saenger, a dance and movement therapist, has seen the positive effects dancing brings to people with PD.
Karen St. Clair of Santa Fe, a retired CEO, recently was named to the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC). Karen started a local PD support group.
The Parkinson’s Foundation cognition working group had their review article published in npj Parkinson’s Disease. The group was chaired by Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS, from the Parkinson’s Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, and had 25 attendees.
Richard Harrison, known as Old Man on the reality TV show Pawn Stars, passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation is mentioned.