Parkinson's Today Blog

Study Examines Connection Between Diabetes Medication and Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson's Foundation

It was first suggested in the 1960’s that people with type-2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD) – and when they do develop PD, its progression is faster and often more severe. This may be due, in part, to an apparent relationship in the brain between dopamine, insulin resistance, and glucose control. Insulin is not only made in the pancreas, it’s also present in the brain – where it has been shown to impact dopamine levels.

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Science News

Care Partner Summit 2021: 5 Ways You Can Participate!

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Parkinson's Foundation

Summit-LogoThe 2021 Care Partner Summit | Cumbre Para Cuidadores will be taking over PD Health @ Home’s Mindfulness Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays for the month of May.

Mindfulness Mondays will offer 4 sessions with Positive Psychologist Maria Sirois, where we will talk about cultivating resilience as a care partner.

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Caregiver Corner

Tuning into Mental Health this Month and Beyond

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Parkinson's Foundation

Whether you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), are a care partner or a loved one to someone with PD, your mental health should never be neglected. Just as we prioritize the importance of exercise and physical health, taking care of the mind is just as impactful to overall wellbeing.

In honor of National Mental Health month, we’ve highlighted the podcast episodes developed to show the importance of managing mental health, featuring experts in the Parkinson’s field.

Tune in to learn about the many ways we can navigate, address and prioritize mental health this month and beyond.

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Raise Awareness

Veterans and Parkinson’s: What You Need to Know

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Parkinson's Foundation

On March 20, the Parkinson’s Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, hosted a live online event, “Veterans and Parkinson’s: What You Need to Know.” More than 1,100 veterans and family members from all 50 states and several countries registered to learn more about managing PD.

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Raise Awareness

Parkinson’s Foundation Shares PD GENEration Remote Recruitment Findings at American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

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Parkinson's Foundation

Every year, thousands of neurologists, researchers and health professionals gather at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting to present the latest in research, treatments and best practices in the neurological field – including Parkinson’s disease. This year, the Parkinson’s Foundation participated in this virtual event which took place April 17 – 22. The Foundation presented a poster titled PD GENEration During COVID-19: Transitioning to Remote Recruitment For Genetic Counseling and Testing.

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Research Round Up

National Volunteer Week: Five Volunteers Making a Difference

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Parkinson's Foundation

We rely on the energy, skill and passion of our volunteers to help make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing the stories of five standout volunteers who have made a real impact by lending their time and expertise to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Raise Awareness

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
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