Actor Alan Alda, 82, best known for his role in M*A*S*H, revealed that he has Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr is quoted in the article. “You can live a full and productive life with the disease,” Lehr said.
AARP: Alan Alda Diagnosed with Parkinson's
Sean Kramer, Parkinson’s Foundation Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, joins Dr. Vanessa Hinson from the newly designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Medical University of South Carolina on ABC News 4 to discuss Parkinson’s, expert care, Moving Day and ways to get involved with the Foundation.
An analysis found that people with PD are no more likely to report being in a crash but are more likely to fail simulator driving tests or on-road driving assessments. Senior study author Ergun Y. Uc, MD, is the director of the Division of Movement Disorders at the University of Iowa, a Center of Excellence.
Three centers have been added to the Centers of Excellence network, increasing the number of Parkinson’s Foundation centers to 45. John Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO and President is quoted throughout.
The Parkinson's Foundation is hosting Moving Day Rochester October 7. An annual event helping raise money and awareness for the fight against Parkinson's.
Dr. Robert Hauser from the University of South Florida, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, writes about the “golden year” for people with Parkinson’s (the first 6 to 12 months following a diagnosis) and the importance of enrolling in a clinical trial during this time.
The FDA issued a review on the drug NUPLAZID (pimavanserin), a medication used to treat patients with PD associated psychosis. The FDA did not identify any new or unexpected safety findings. Dr. Michael S. Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation national medical director, is quoted.
The model, musician and long-distance runner Rudy Aldridge talks about becoming a Parkinson’s Champion and running for a cause. Rudy’s father passed from PD complications in 2017.
A University of Miami, a Center of Excellence, study is using video game technology to help physicians more accurately diagnose PD. The latest phase of the project is aided by funds from the Provost's Office and a Parkinson’s Foundation grant.
The benefits of exercise for those with PD have been supported by research and can help people manage their PD symptoms. Parkinson’s Outcome Project study findings are mentioned.
A team of researchers at Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology has developed a device they say can detect the early onset of Parkinson’s disease by analyzing the breath of users. Parkinson’s Foundation quoted for statistics.