Center of Excellence Series: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine's Delivers Statewide Parkinson's Training

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Parkinson's Foundation

North Carolina is home to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine – one of 45 Parkinson’s Foundation  Centers of Excellence. While their world-class Parkinson’s disease (PD) care is centrally located, UNC is still three to four hours away from most rural towns in the state.

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Center of Excellence Series

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

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Parkinson's Foundation

In addition to being a movement disorder specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Allison Willis, MD, is also one of the few researchers to conduct much-needed Parkinson’s disease (PD) research on one of the most vulnerable populations within the Parkinson’s community: women.

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Center of Excellence Series

Center of Excellence Series: Rush University Medical Center Provides Critically Needed Parkinson’s Mental Health Program

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Parkinson's Foundation

Most people associate Parkinson’s disease (PD) with tremors, a motor symptom. However, non-motor symptoms are common and can be more troublesome and disabling than motor symptoms. They can include cognitive changes, mood and sleep disorders, autonomic symptoms or weight loss.

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Center of Excellence Series

Top 11 Things You Helped Us Achieve for Parkinson’s in 2017

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Parkinson's Foundation

Together, we made lives better in 2017. Through your support, we provided better care, research and treatments for the 10 million people world-wide living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

We could not have achieved these strides for the Parkinson’s community without YOU:

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Tips for Daily Living

Global Care Network

A central priority of the Parkinson’s Foundation is to ensure that all people with Parkinson's disease (PD) can obtain the care they need to improve their health and quality of life. Currently, care for people with PD is varied and comprehensive care is not easily accessible.

The Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network creates more opportunities for people with PD to access high-quality care while also providing health professionals the chance to advance and share their knowledge.   

Center of Excellence Series: Toronto Western Hospital’s Parkinson’s Fellowship Program

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Parkinson's Foundation

There are approximately 3,000 movement disorder specialists in the world. While they are all neurologists, not all of them have experience treating Parkinson’s disease (PD). For every person with Parkinson’s to receive treatment from a specialist, each one of these doctors would have to treat more than 3,000 people with PD. Parkinson’s Foundation estimates that the average movement disorder specialist sees a total of 350 patients. That’s more than 8.9 million people with PD who are not being treated by a specialist.

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Center of Excellence Series

Center of Excellence Series: University of Rochester Medical Center’s Telemedicine Program

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Parkinson's Foundation

Part of Steven Goldenthal’s job is to get people connected. He wants to know how they feel, gets to know their medical history, what medications they take and if they are happy with their Parkinson’s disease (PD) care.

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Center of Excellence Series

Center of Excellence Series: Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center’s Powerful Caregiver Programs

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Parkinson's Foundation

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence, shares its namesake's passion for helping the underserved. The center recognizes that caregivers are often the unsung heroes when it comes to Parkinson's care and so MAPC is committed to caring for caregivers.

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Center of Excellence Series

Center of Excellence Series: Duke University Medical Center’s Durable Medical Equipment Program

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Parkinson's Foundation

Miriam* stopped using her cane. It was beat up, falling apart and wasn’t helping her manage her Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. Medicare told her she had to wait to qualify for a new one.

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Center of Excellence Series
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