Parkinson's Today Blog

Life with Parkinson’s After the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Parkinson's Foundation

As the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson* COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available across the United States, and data shows vaccine safety and benefit in those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), people are looking to brighter days ahead. This Facebook Live was conducted prior to U.S.

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Raise Awareness

Join the Parkinson’s Revolution

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Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s Revolution is an indoor cycling experience that combines passion, determination and community to generate awareness and advance the Parkinson’s Foundation mission of making life better for people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Revolution is back for its second year and riders are already pulling out their fitness gear and getting ready to get back in the saddle to raise funds and awareness for the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Raise Awareness

Symptom Management: Is it PD, Medication or Aging?

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Parkinson's Foundation

Co-Managing Motor Symptoms Can Enhance Well-Being

Shakiness, slowness and stiffness – key Parkinson’s disease (PD) motor symptom challenges – can be frustrating. Your PD doctor and other PD healthcare experts, such as an occupational therapist (OT), can offer management strategies to ease movement difficulties. Addressing movement issues early can keep you living your best life.

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Raise Awareness

Preliminary Study Finds Association Between COVID-19 Infection and Risk of Death in People with PD

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Parkinson's Foundation

Around the world, more than two million people have died from COVID-19 thus far — with more than 514,000 of those deaths happening here in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. estimated death toll may reach nearly 550,000 by the end of March.   

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Science News

6 Ways the Parkinson’s Foundation is Changing Genetic Testing

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Parkinson's Foundation

The newest signature initiative from the Parkinson’s Foundation is not only the first bilingual study to offer genetic testing and genetic counseling in English and Spanish at no cost for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but it is already making waves in the research world.

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Research Round Up

New Study: Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Sheds Light on COVID Vaccine and Parkinson’s

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Parkinson's Foundation

Life as we knew it changed on January 30, 2020. That was that day when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19 can result in serious, life-threatening complications, regardless of one’s age, race, health status, geographical location, or socio-economic income and including people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Science News
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