Parkinson's Today Blog

5 Ways to Summer On

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Summer is traditionally a time filled with friends, good food and new adventures. Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can interfere with daily life, but it should not stop you from enjoying new things. This summer we want to inspire you to do things that make you feel “on.”

Here are five things people in our community have done to #SummerOn.

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Tips for Daily Living

Gene Mutation That Promotes Protein Aggregation Could Spur Parkinson’s

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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

Keeping the Mind Mentally Active

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Just as exercise keeps your body strong, mental activity keeps the mind sharp and agile. Challenging the brain and continuous learning not only keeps the mind healthy, but they also impact our entire physical well-being. New dendrites (the connections between nerve ells that allow cells to communicate with each other) are produced throughout your entire life. These new connections help you store and retrieve information more easily.

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Tips for Daily Living

Protein May Hold Clues to Development of Parkinson’s

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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

Historic YMCA, LDBF and Parkinson’s Foundation Collaboration on Boxing Training

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Since the inception of the PD Gladiators Fitness Network in 2014, Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation’s Boxing for Parkinson’s has been the Network’s flagship program, with class sizes in the Sandy Springs gym often exceeding 30-40 fighters, and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta has been the Network’s workhorse, expanding our reach by offering the PD Gladiators at the Y program in 17 metro area branches, from Cumming to Newnan. The YMCA has long sought to add noncontact boxing to its repertoire, but the cost of sending its wellness coaches out-of-town to train was prohibitive.

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Raise Awareness

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