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Become a Parkinson’s Care Advocate: Join Our Aware in Care Ambassador Pilot Program

Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

When hospitalized, three out of every four people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) do not receive their medications on time. Most develop serious complications as a result. In 2011, the Parkinson’s Foundation launched Aware in Care to help people with Parkinson’s get the best care possible during a hospital stay, and it worked.

Category: 
Raise Awareness

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts First-Ever Volunteer Summit

Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

I want to deal with my Parkinson’s disease (PD) and help others deal with theirs. Parkinson’s made me realize we have one life to live and I need to spend time with those most important to me while gaining new experiences,” said Brian Grant, retired NBA player, person living with PD, and keynote speaker at the first-ever Parkinson’s Foundation Volunteer Leadership Summit.

Category: 
Raise Awareness

Notes from the CEO: Parkinson’s Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

John Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO, shares the exciting news that the Parkinson’s Foundation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and why this motivates us to continue making life better for people with Parkinson’s. “It means that we exceed industry standards through exceptional performance and accountability,” John said. ​

Category: 
Raise Awareness

What’s Hot in PD? Should I Get an Appendectomy to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease?

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

In this week’s issue of Science Translational Medicine, Bryan Killinger, PhD, and colleagues examined the question, “Will removing my appendix impact my risk of later developing Parkinson’s disease (PD)?”

Interestingly, several recent studies have attempted to answer this question. With the emerging evidence supporting that a gut-brain connection and interaction may play a potential role in Parkinson’s, this subject is a timely one.

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

A Note From the CEO: Fall/Winter Parkinson Report

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Author: 
John L. Lehr, President & CEO

At every Parkinson’s Foundation event I attend — from Moving Day events to Parkinson’s disease (PD) symposiums — there is one group of people who remain unsung heroes: caregivers and care partners. Throughout every stage of Parkinson’s, they offer strength and support to their loved ones living with Parkinson’s.

Category: 
Caregiver Corner

How Hector and Mary Fight Parkinson’s Together

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

After 41 years of marriage, four children, seven grandchildren and a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, Hector and Mary Padilla still say they are in their honeymoon stage.

“Throughout my entire career, every time I traveled for work, Mary took care of everything,” said Hector. “I always appreciated that someone so beautiful, talented and smart, devoted all her efforts to make me happy.”

Category: 
Caregiver Corner

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