Parkinson's Today Blog

Q&A with Parkinson’s Experts Donna Hood and Tara Haskins

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Parkinson's Foundation

womenDonna Hood, PhD, Chair of Division of Nursing and Tara Haskins, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing at Louisiana Tech University are Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award recipients who received grant funding to launch The Parkinson Resource Center at Louisiana Tech University.

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Research Round Up

Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocates Influence Parkinson’s Funding

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Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocates were the first people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to help guide the grant review process for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson’s Research Program. The program supports research to understand, prevent, diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease.

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Research Round Up

The Parkinson’s Foundation Thanks Senator Isakson

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Parkinson's Foundation

Senator

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Senior United States Senator from Georgia will retire from his 45 years in public office on December 31, 2019. The Parkinson’s Foundation is grateful for his longtime commitment to our community, championing Parkinson’s research toward a cure.

Senator Isakson announced his own Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2015, along with his commitment to fight the disease.

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Raise Awareness

Neuro Talk: Research You Fund

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Parkinson's Foundation

At the Parkinson's Foundation, one of the ways we make life better for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is through research. Every day, your generous donations help us fund cutting-edge PD research initiatives and support scientists working on the causes and treatments for Parkinson’s that could one day lead to a breakthrough.

In this Neuro Talk, our Chief Scientific Officer, James Beck, PhD, walks us through the research we’re supporting right now and how your support goes a long way at the Parkinson's Foundation. 

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Research Round Up

Predicting Dementia, Faster

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Parkinson's Foundation

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers frequently report cognitive decline as one of their greatest concerns. Commonly described in terms of mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD), it is estimated that 30 percent of people with Parkinson’s do not develop dementia as part of the disease progression. Research shows that those with PD-MCI are at increased risk for progression to Parkinson’s dementia.

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Science News

Meet the Researcher: Do Environmental Contaminants Increase Parkinson’s Risk?

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Parkinson's Foundation

Over the next three years the Parkinson’s Foundation will invest more than $50 million to Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and clinical care. At the heart of our research initiatives are scientists and researchers who have received Foundation awards to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s, which will ultimately lead us to a cure.

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Research Round Up

The Ins and Outs of Participating in Parkinson’s Research

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Parkinson's Foundation

The Latin phrase sine qua non translates into ‘without which, there is nothing.’ People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who participate in research are the sine qua non of the research team. Marilyn Neault is the first-ever person with Parkinson’s who is helping the Parkinson’s Foundation guide its Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s. As a steering committee member, she voices the viewpoints of people with Parkinson’s as they relate to the groundbreaking study.

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Research Round Up

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