Parkinson's Today Blog
The David Posnack Jewish Community Center is a 2018 Parkinson’s Foundation community grant recipient that runs free exercise programs for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Davie, FL. With their increased number of participants each year, the program utilized a grant from the Foundation to expand and add more classes. Today, they offer PD-tailored Tai Chi, yoga, Ageless Grace®, boxing, aquatic exercises, voice therapy, spinning and dance.
Together, we made lives better in 2018. Your support allowed us to provide better care to even more people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and launch new research initiatives and programs that have helped the 1 million people living with this disease in the U.S.
Because of YOU, we helped our Parkinson’s community in these life-changing ways:
New Year’s resolutions are an opportunity for reflection, change and improvement. Take the time to plan for the year ahead with a fresh, clear outlook and approach these upcoming 12 months with measurable goals in mind!
If you haven’t set your goals for 2019, these ideas will inspire you to take on something special, positive and new:
Palliative care is a holistic, team-based approach to managing chronic health conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). Palliative care specialists champion quality of life and can be central to navigating the challenges of PD from initial diagnosis, onward. Most insurance plans cover all or part of palliative care treatment costs.
The 2018 Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation Annual Alumni Award has been awarded to two colleagues at Louisiana Tech University: Tara Haskins, DNP, RN, Associate Professor, and Donna Hood, PhD, RN, CNE, Professor and Nursing Director. Drs. Haskins and Hood attended the 2017 program hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Managing and living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a challenge. Every member of the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson's Advisory Council (PPAC) knows this first-hand and set out to help the PD community by launching a series of articles where people can share the ways they modify and use every-day items to help manage PD symptoms.
It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson's disease (PD).
The next time you visit family, we want to make sure you can spot the early signs of Parkinson's. With early detection, treatment and expert care, many people live longer, productive lives with Parkinson’s. In addition to tremors, there are other early signs you can observe:
Every year, the Movement Disorder Society (MDS) hosts an international congress where the top minds in the field share ideas and the latest in research. The 2018 congress took place this October in Hong Kong, China, where we found three particularly promising new Parkinson’s disease (PD) studies that not only provide hope and direction for the future, but also a new avenue you may want to explore with your healthcare provider, right now.
Care can mean many things to many people.