Parkinson's Today Blog
Every year, the Movement Disorder Society (MDS) hosts an international congress where the top minds in the field share ideas and the latest in research. The 2018 congress took place this October in Hong Kong, China, where we found three particularly promising new Parkinson’s disease (PD) studies that not only provide hope and direction for the future, but also a new avenue you may want to explore with your healthcare provider, right now.
The 2018 Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation Annual Alumni Award has been awarded to two colleagues at Louisiana Tech University: Tara Haskins, DNP, RN, Associate Professor, and Donna Hood, PhD, RN, CNE, Professor and Nursing Director. Drs. Haskins and Hood attended the 2017 program hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Managing and living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a challenge. Every member of the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson's Advisory Council (PPAC) knows this first-hand and set out to help the PD community by launching a series of articles where people can share the ways they modify and use every-day items to help manage PD symptoms.
It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson's disease (PD).
The next time you visit family, we want to make sure you can spot the early signs of Parkinson's. With early detection, treatment and expert care, many people live longer, productive lives with Parkinson’s. In addition to tremors, there are other early signs you can observe:
Care can mean many things to many people.
When hospitalized, three out of every four people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) do not receive their medications on time. Most develop serious complications as a result. In 2011, the Parkinson’s Foundation launched Aware in Care to help people with Parkinson’s get the best care possible during a hospital stay, and it worked.
John Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO, shares the exciting news that the Parkinson’s Foundation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and why this motivates us to continue making life better for people with Parkinson’s. “It means that we exceed industry standards through exceptional performance and accountability,” John said.
In this week’s issue of Science Translational Medicine, Bryan Killinger, PhD, and colleagues examined the question, “Will removing my appendix impact my risk of later developing Parkinson’s disease (PD)?”
Interestingly, several recent studies have attempted to answer this question. With the emerging evidence supporting that a gut-brain connection and interaction may play a potential role in Parkinson’s, this subject is a timely one.
Our podcast, Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s, features more than 35 episodes about the latest PD treatments, research and therapies that help make life better for people with Parkinson’s. Catch up with our 10 most popular episodes: