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Become a Parkinson’s Care Advocate: Join Our Aware in Care Ambassador Pilot Program

Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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.

Category: 
Raise Awareness

Notes from the CEO: Parkinson’s Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

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. ​

Category: 
Raise Awareness

What’s Hot in PD? Should I Get an Appendectomy to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease?

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

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.

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

A Note From the CEO: Fall/Winter Parkinson Report

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Author: 
John L. Lehr, President & CEO

At every Parkinson’s Foundation event I attend — from Moving Day events to Parkinson’s disease (PD) symposiums — there is one group of people who remain unsung heroes: caregivers and care partners. Throughout every stage of Parkinson’s, they offer strength and support to their loved ones living with Parkinson’s.

Category: 
Caregiver Corner

How Hector and Mary Fight Parkinson’s Together

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

After 41 years of marriage, four children, seven grandchildren and a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, Hector and Mary Padilla still say they are in their honeymoon stage.

“Throughout my entire career, every time I traveled for work, Mary took care of everything,” said Hector. “I always appreciated that someone so beautiful, talented and smart, devoted all her efforts to make me happy.”

Category: 
Caregiver Corner

Metabolic Syndrome & Increased Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a group of conditions that occur together that result in insulin resistance and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. According to a new study, MetS may be associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

While MetS can be prevented, controlled, treated and even reversed. It is not always easy to treat, since it is a cluster of five interrelated risk factors:

Category: 
Science News

2018 Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun

Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018

2018 Medicare Open Enrollment began Monday, October 15, and runs through Friday, December 7. During this period, all Medicare beneficiaries may make changes to their health care and prescription drug plans, which will take effect January 1, 2019. This allows individuals to compare coverage and find the plan that works best for their needs.

Category: 
Raise Awareness

We’re Here for Caregivers: Top Caregiver Resources

Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Our up-to-date Parkinson’s disease (PD) information and materials are not just for people with Parkinson’s. Caregivers need support and resources of their own.

Whether you are new to the PD community or are well-versed in the stages of Parkinson’s, we’re here for caregivers. We want to help you find what works for you, which is why we encourage you to try several of our 12 highlighted caregiver resources below:

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Center of Excellence Series: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine's Delivers Statewide Parkinson's Training

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

North Carolina is home to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine – one of 45 Parkinson’s Foundation  Centers of Excellence. While their world-class Parkinson’s disease (PD) care is centrally located, UNC is still three to four hours away from most rural towns in the state.

Category: 
Center of Excellence Series

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