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Marijuana and Parkinson’s: What Do We Really Know?

Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their physicians are both looking to answer whether medical marijuana can help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Researchers have barely scratched the surface when it comes to marijuana and PD and previous studies are inconclusive about its potential benefits, but many people with Parkinson’s are curious to try it. Here’s what you need to know.

Category: 
Research Round Up

Being Your Own Caregiver

Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2018
Author: 
Honor

"You know I don’t eat in public,” Pat Merryman said to Wanda Patton, who are both heavily involved in the Columbus, OH, Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. They know people in every exercise class and attend every educational program. Pat keeps the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio program manager’s business card with her to hand them out at every event she attends. 

Category: 
Caregiver Corner

Center of Excellence Series: University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center Is a Leader in Women’s Parkinson’s Research

Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

In addition to being a movement disorder specialist A neurologist with extra training (usually a one- or two-year fellowship) in Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. at the University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation

Category: 
Center of Excellence Series

Anti-TNF Therapy: Could Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies Pave a Path to a Treatment for Parkinson’s?

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

A recent study by Inga and colleagues at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence in New York examined the incidence of Parkinson’s disease in inflammatory bowel disease patients.

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

One Year Later: Catching up With Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee Milton Biagioni, MD

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One year after the Parkinson’s Foundation awarded $500,000 in research grants to address critical unmet needs in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we check in with one of three of the researchers making a difference right now. 

Category: 
Research Round Up

From Washington, D.C. to Tennessee, Advocates Speak Up for the PD Community

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Judy and Phil Bellenfant were energized to be in Washington, D.C. in March for the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum and to meet with Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) in his Capitol Hill office. 

And then, it snowed. It snowed so much that the federal government closed for the day and Judy and Phil couldn’t make it to the Hill. But there was no stopping the Bellenfants from making their voices heard.

Category: 
Raise Awareness

One Year Later: Catching up With Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee Amy W. Amara, MD, PhD

Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One year after the Parkinson’s Foundation awarded $500,000 in research grants to address critical unmet needs in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we check in with one of three of the researchers making a difference right now. 

Category: 
Research Round Up

One Year Later: Catching up With Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee Hengyi Rao, PhD

Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One year after the Parkinson’s Foundation awarded $500,000 in research grants to address critical unmet needs in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we check in with one of three of the researchers making a difference right now. 

Category: 
Research Round Up

Stopping the Spiral Toward Demoralization in Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

People with chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) are at risk of spiraling into a demoralized state. Common symptoms include feeling helpless, hopeless, a sense of failure and incapacitated to respond to stressful situations. Doctors frequently fail to identify or address this issue. There is sparse research and a rare interest in screening for demoralization. In this month’s Whats Hot in PD?

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

10 Interesting Facts About Parkinson’s

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

At the Parkinson’s Foundation, one of our goals is to raise Parkinson’s awareness and how the Foundation supports those living with the disease, as well as their loved ones. If you are familiar with Parkinson’s you probably know most of the items on this list, but we encourage you to share this article with someone who may not be familiar.

1. The cause is unknown and there is no cure.

Category: 
Raise Awareness

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