Parkinson's Today - April 2011 National Parkinson Foundation

 

Join Moving Day: People Who Move Change the World
Moving Day: People Who Move Change the World!


Join us for Moving Day, a day that will move you and others to speak up about Parkinson's disease. It's more than just a fundraising walk. It's a day to change the state of awareness about a disease that affects so many of our family and friends. Moving Day is launching this fall in 3 locations: October 1 in Pittsburgh, PA; October 16 in Washington, D.C.; and October 22 in Rome, GA.  Join a team or recruit your own today.
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Learn Generic vs. Branded Parkinson's Drugs—Learn the Facts
Generic vs. Branded Parkinson's Drugs


A review supported by NPF chronicles compelling evidence that if you are in more advanced stages of the disease, switching from branded drugs to generic, or from one generic to another, may have adverse effects.  The authors, including NPF National Medical Director Dr. Michael S. Okun, believe that the standards for approving generic drugs for Parkinson's may not be strict enough to demonstrate that the generic alternatives are equally effective.
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Live Registration Now Open for the Young Onset Parkinson Conference in Providence, Rhode Island
Registration now open for the Young Onset Parkinson Conference in Providence, RI

Join us for the Northeast Young Onset Parkinson's Conference! This two day event offers programs for people of all ages who are living with Parkinson's, as well as an opportunity to network with peers from around the country. Saturday's keynote presentations will allow you to learn about tips for daily living, and hear advice from healthcare professionals experienced in working with people with Parkinson's.
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Give Honor Your Grandparents on Grandparent's Day, September 11th!


Honor Your Grandparents


This month, take time to pay tribute to the grandparents in your life who courageously live with Parkinson's disease.  Show your support by making a gift to the National Parkinson Foundation and we will send a card to your loved one acknowledging your gift.
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