Parkinson’s Foundation National Medical Director Michael S. Okun, MD, speaks about actor Alan Alda revealing he has Parkinson’s and discusses Parkinson’s symptoms and treatment.
New York Daily News: Alan Alda's Parkinson's Announcement: What It Means To Live With the Disease
The JCC is teaming up with the National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence, which awarded the grant, and Georgetown University Hospital, to offer classes for both those who have Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.
University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.
The link between Parkinson’s disease and depression is well-established.
People with a history of A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study reports, add
John Somerville, a retired fire chief, died on Jan. 7, 2015 at the age of 62 after a seven-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. His wife, Donna Gelabert-Somerville started a charity under the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for firefighters with Parkinson’s. The proceeds will go to John’s doctor, Dr. Carlos Singer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
This article from Everyday Health highlights data from NPF's Parkinson's Outcomes Project showing that mood, A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. and anxi
Nashville-based country music artist, Doug Briney and the National Parkinson Foundation have partnered for the release of Briney's "Parkinson's Song." Briney will donate a portion of the single's sales to the organization, and he will perform at live events, benefiting Parkinson's. "Parkinson's Song" was written by Briney and Howie Garoutte, a Parkinson's survivor.
In 1998, Dr. Philip A. Starr started putting electrodes in people’s brains. A neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Starr was treating people with Parkinson’s disease, which slowly destroys essential bits of brain tissue, robbing people of control of their bodies. At first, drugs had given his patients some relief, but now they needed more help.
"Once ignited, Parkinson’s can take time (up to years) to reveal itself. Symptoms occur, apparently, after a majority of cells in a part of the midbrain stop doing their job. They no longer produce enough of a vital chemical transmitter, dopamine.
"April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so we rounded up the 20 best online resources for you to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and awareness. A condition with no cure or treatment to stop its progression, Parkinson’s is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).