An Illustrated Introduction to Your Brain

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Parkinson's Foundation

 

During Brain Awareness Week, taking place March 11 to 17, we join the global campaign to raise awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research, including research into the causes of Parkinson's disease (PD) and how to treat it.

Since Parkinson’s affects multiple parts of the brain, we wanted to provide you with an easy-to-understand introduction to the amazing things your brain does and how.

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Top 2018 Accomplishments—Thanks to You

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Parkinson's Foundation

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:

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How to Spot the Early Signs of Parkinson's

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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:

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

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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.

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10 Interesting Facts About Parkinson’s

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Parkinson's Foundation

At the Parkinson’s Foundation, one of our goals is to raise Parkinson’s disease (PD) awareness and how the Foundation supports those living with the disease and 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.

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2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards Presented to Community Leaders

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Parkinson's Foundation

Last week, the Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation presented the 2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards to six individuals. The awards shine a spotlight on efforts to further policies that benefit people with Parkinson's, their families and care partners. During the ceremony, which took place at the Parkinson's Policy Forum, advocates, scientists and a lawmaker were recognized for their service to the Parkinson's community. The 2018 award winners are highlighted below.

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Snow Doesn’t Stop Advocates from Making an Impact in Washington

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Parkinson's Foundation

Last week, 300 Parkinson’s disease (PD) advocates from nearly all 50 states convened in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum. This annual event brings people with PD and their loved ones to our nation’s capital for two days of education and training followed by a day of advocacy action and engagement. Despite a snowstorm that closed Congress’ doors and shut down the streets of Washington, advocates made sure the Parkinson’s community was heard on Capitol Hill.

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