Margaret Schenkman , Education: P.T., Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A. , Associate Dean for Physical Therapy Education and Director of the Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Community-based Parkinson’s Programs
Many businesses & private groups offer Parkinson disease focused programs in the greater Rochester area. Programs, times, fees can change, please contact the organization directly to verify information listed below.
Parkinson Café – Lifetime Care
If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects dopamine levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters serotonin, norepinephrine and acetylcholine levels? All are chemicals in the brain that affect mood, thinking and behavior.
As winter melts into spring, you may be realizing that your exercise routine suffered through the cold season. You probably already know that exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Reflecting on the Moving Day® NC Triangle 2016 walk to #BeatParkinsons. For more information about Moving Day® and ways you can help raise awareness about the benefits of exercise in combating Parkinson's, visit www.Parkinson.org/MovingDay.
Topics include: our top fundraisers, Moving Day® statistics, interviews with participants, and more.
Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is more than healthy: it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living.
Yoga can benefit both persons with PD and their care partners, but often people don’t know how to get started. This is part one; tune in next month for part two!