InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.
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“It’s very valuable when you, as an individual with Parkinson’s disease, can take charge of your own health,” said Dr. Peter Schmidt, the foundation’s senior vice president and chief mission officer. “Wearable technology allows them to do this.”
“Everybody always hopes that the answer will be a drug, and drugs do make a big difference,” Peter Schmidt said. “But innovation is coming in multiple domains. There is increasing evidence that Parkinson’s is caused by chemicals in the environment. We need to understand how pesticides — including the ones sprayed to fight Zika — are involved.”
Following a recent collaboration to develop its Parkinson's Care Program, Senior Helpers®, one of the nation's premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced a formal partnership with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF).
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John Kozyak, chair of the National Parkinson Foundation, said: “This merger is about the future and we are thrilled to have it completed. Millions of people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s. We owe it to them to move the science and care forward and the merger allows us to do just that even better.
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Annie Wallis, NPF Ohio Program Manager, attended a P.A.R.K. program class. She spoke to attendees and caregivers and brought NPF materials, such as our Aware in Care kit. P.A.R.K. is a series of classes that taches people with PD functional activities that help them live as independent as possible.
The senior home care startup announced it will license NPF’s proprietary care guidance to train its care professionals on how best to deliver personalized non-medical long-term home care. The Honor Care Pro App will include NPF content.
Dr. Schmidt said one often hears about A feeling of nervousness, worried thoughts and physical distress. among patients with PD, "but it's not a paramount feature that people will talk about in terms of behavioral health in Parkinson's."
A consumer advocacy group is demanding that the FDA places serious warnings on six primary medications taken to manage PD. Pete Schmidt stated that “while we are pleased that Public Citizen is focusing on a problem that truly affects the lives of people with Parkinson’s, we hope the outcome of this process is not a black-box warning.”