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Painting with Parkinson’s: All About Art Therapy

Date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 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

Even More Ways to #SummerOn with Parkinson's

Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

With Parkinson’s disease (PD), we know how challenging it can be to manage “off” times When medication is not working well. Symptoms become more noticeable and movement becomes more difficult.. That’s why it is important to seek out more of what helps us feel “on.” Let’s dedicate this summer to trying new things, being grateful to those around us, creating heartfelt memories and doing what makes us happy.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Parkinson’s Foundation Prevalence Project Finds Number of People With Parkinson’s Severely Underestimated

Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

When a large population of people have a disease, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it.

Category: 
Research Round Up

Tips from the Pros: Maintaining Cognitive Brain Health in Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Maintaining cognitive brain health is a high priority for both people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and family members. Though many living with Parkinson’s will not develop dementia, mild cognitive issues may emerge in 20 to 50 percent.

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

12 Ways to #SummerOn with Parkinson's

Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

With Parkinson’s disease (PD), we know how challenging it can be to manage “off” times When medication is not working well. Symptoms become more noticeable and movement becomes more difficult.. That’s why it is important to seek out more of what helps us feel “on.” Let’s dedicate this summer to trying new things, being grateful to those around us, creating heartfelt memories and doing what makes us happy.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

What's Hot in PD?: What Are the Disease Modifying Therapies in Trial for Parkinson’s Disease?

Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

We always advise patients to ask their doctor what’s new in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recently, three leading experts at the Parkinson’s Foundation Center Leadership Conference reviewed the field and updated all attendees on several of the exciting therapies currently being tested by Albert Hung, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Irene Richard, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center; and Hubert Fernandez, MD, Cleveland Clinic.

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

The Exercise Files: A Fight Worth a Good Punch

Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Who would have ever thought I would be writing about boxing? I'm that person who hides behind her coat in the movie theater during fight scenes! Luckily, boxing for Parkinson's disease (PD) is non-contact and a fight worth a good punch. In recent years, boxing programs for people with PD have been popping up all over the United States, many affiliated with Rock Steady Boxing in Indianapolis, IN. This onset of new exercise programs has brought with it many questions about the safety and effectiveness of boxing for PD.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

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