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Being Your Own Caregiver

Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Author: 
Honor

"You know I don’t eat in public,” Pat Merryman said to Wanda Patton, who are both heavily involved in the Columbus, OH, Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. They know people in every exercise class and attend every educational program. Pat keeps the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio program manager’s business card with her to hand them out at every event she attends. 

Center of Excellence Series: University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center Is a Leader in Women’s Parkinson’s Research

Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

In addition to being a movement disorder specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Allison Willis, MD, is also one of the few researchers to conduct much-needed Parkinson’s disease (PD) research on one of the most vulnerable populations within the Parkinson’

Anti-TNF Therapy: Could Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies Pave a Path to a Treatment for Parkinson’s?

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

A recent study by Inga and colleagues at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence in New York examined the incidence of Parkinson’s disease in inflammatory bowel disease patients.

One Year Later: Catching up With Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee Milton Biagioni, MD

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One year after the Parkinson’s Foundation awarded $500,000 in research grants to address critical unmet needs in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we check in with one of three of the researchers making a difference right now. 

From Washington, D.C. to Tennessee, Advocates Speak Up for the PD Community

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Judy and Phil Bellenfant were energized to be in Washington, D.C. in March for the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum and to meet with Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) in his Capitol Hill office. 

And then, it snowed. It snowed so much that the federal government closed for the day and Judy and Phil couldn’t make it to the Hill. But there was no stopping the Bellenfants from making their voices heard.

One Year Later: Catching up With Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee Amy W. Amara, MD, PhD

Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One year after the Parkinson’s Foundation awarded $500,000 in research grants to address critical unmet needs in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we check in with one of three of the researchers making a difference right now. 

One Year Later: Catching up With Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee Hengyi Rao, PhD

Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One year after the Parkinson’s Foundation awarded $500,000 in research grants to address critical unmet needs in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we check in with one of three of the researchers making a difference right now. 

Stopping the Spiral Toward Demoralization in Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

People with chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) are at risk of spiraling into a demoralized state. Common symptoms include feeling helpless, hopeless, a sense of failure and incapacitated to respond to stressful situations. Doctors frequently fail to identify or address this issue. There is sparse research and a rare interest in screening for demoralization. In this month’s Whats Hot in PD?

10 Interesting Facts About Parkinson’s

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

At the Parkinson’s Foundation, one of our goals is to raise Parkinson’s awareness and how the Foundation supports those living with the disease, as well as their loved ones. If you are familiar with Parkinson’s you probably know most of the items on this list, but we encourage you to share this article with someone who may not be familiar.

1. The cause is unknown and there is no cure.

2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards Presented to Community Leaders

Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Last week, the Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation presented the 2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards to six individuals. The awards shine a spotlight on efforts to further policies that benefit people with Parkinson's, their families and care partners. During the ceremony, which took place at the Parkinson's Policy Forum, advocates, scientists and a lawmaker were recognized for their service to the Parkinson's community.

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