InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.
Chicago Tribune: Parkinson's Patients Find Help at Willowbrook Fitness Facility
Michael Okun, M.D., shares expert commentary on an experimental DBS procedure, regarding the pioneering work of Dr. Craig van Horne and Dr. Greg Gerhardt with "DBS-Plus" as highly innovative.
Dr. Peter Schmidt, NPF Chief Mission Officer, is interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about how trying a brand-new type of exercise that taxes the brain is beneficial to people living with Parkinson's as it forces the brain to figure out how to do something for the first time.
Dr. Michael Okun gives advice on the best way to exercise for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Peter Schmidt responds to Voyager Therapeutics' experimental, high-dose, gene therapy- VY-AADC01- for advanced Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Stewart Factor, movement disorder specialist and director of the NPF Center of Excellence at Emory University School of Medicine, comments in this article about Monica Schulman, a mother of four who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 37.
Tanya Simuni, MD, was appointed to the Anavex Scientific Advisory Board. She has built a multidisciplinary-based program within a NPF Center of Excellence and has received several prestigious awards, including the Dixon Foundation Innovation Award.
Miami Fire Rescue attended Moving Day® Miami, where they brought a fire truck, provided educational awareness, extinguisher demonstrations and one-on-one firefighter interactions.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ) was the Grand Marshal at NPF's Moving Day® Miami, which took place at Museum Park in downtown Miami.
TV coverage of Moving Day® Miami featuring footage from the event and an interview with Senator Cory Booker (NJ), who was the event’s Grand Marshall and continues to be a friend of NPF.
The executive director of the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland, Jane Ann Gorsky, says Dorothy, like all caregivers, needs to take breaks. "If you use all your energy, and that means emotional and physical energy, you will have no more to give to that person that really needs it," said Gorsky.