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Tips for Daily Living – Extreme Weather Emergency Preparedness

Date: 
Monday, September 10, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Preparing for extreme weather is a burden for anyone in the path of a storm or fire. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers should take these tips into consideration to ensure that all PD-related needs are accounted for when preparing for a hurricane or any other natural disaster:

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Researchers Want to Know: How Does Parkinson’s Impact Your Finances

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

As members of the Parkinson’s community know well, the disease often comes with increasing costs for patients, their families and care partners. While some of these expenses are tangible, such as insurance co-pays, others are more difficult to quantify, such as taking time off work.

Category: 
Research Round Up

What’s Hot in PD? Tips for Patients and Families on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dizziness, Vertigo and Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Though dizziness and vertigo have been commonly reported in the setting of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the diagnosis may be missed and treatment may not be optimal. The terms dizziness and vertigo can be defined in many ways. Most experts agree that the terms refer to a sensation of spinning or whirling and that the sensation has been frequently associated with balance problems.

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

Feel the Rhythm: Music Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Every year, the top Parkinson’s experts from around the world who treat people with Parkinson’s at a Parkinson’s Foundation-designated Center of Excellence (a department or clinic within a hospital that specializes in PD) convene to discuss the latest Parkinson’s research and treatments. This article summarizes the 2018 Center Leadership Conference presentation on music therapy led by Concetta M.

Category: 
Research Round Up

The Basics of Oral Health and Parkinson’s

Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Every year, the top Parkinson’s experts from around the world who treat people with Parkinson’s at a Parkinson’s Foundation-designated Center of Excellence (a department or clinic within a hospital that specializes in PD) convene to discuss the latest Parkinson’s research and treatments.

Category: 
Research Round Up

100 Million Push-Ups for Parkinson’s Awareness, Strength and Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As a child growing up in the Bronx, Evan saw his grandfather Jack’s hand shake. “We knew he had Parkinson’s disease (PD), but we never really spoke about it,” Evan said. Many years later, Evan’s father — Jack’s son — Keith, would inspire Evan’s Parkinson’s Champions campaign: Push Ups 4 Parkinson’s

Category: 
Raise Awareness

Parkinson’s Disease Featured at the 2018 Quality and Safety in Nursing International Forum

Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Author: 
Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, RN, CRNP

Each year, nurses from all over the world come together at the annual Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Forum to share ideas to promote quality and safety in healthcare. This year’s forum in Bonita Springs, FL, from May 30 to June 1, shined a light on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the work being done to improve care for people living with this challenging health condition.

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