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Chicago Tribune: Parkinson's Patients Find Help at Willowbrook Fitness Facility

InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Neurology Now: A Merger and a New CEO Equal Gains for Parkinson’s Community Monday, March 27, 2017

Neurology Now recently spoke with Parkinson’s Foundation new CEO, John Lehr, about the merged organization and his new job. John shared the Foundation’s insight on cutting-edge research and helping people with Parkinson’s live their best lives every day.

60 Minutes: How Fake News Becomes A Popular, Trending Topic Sunday, March 26, 2017

60 Minutes shows how con-artists insert fake news into the national conversation. NPF division is mentioned in relation to the rumor regarding Hillary Clinton and Parkinson’s.

UPI: Exercising 2.5 Hours per Week Associated with Slower Declines in Parkinson's Disease Patients Thursday, March 23, 2017

In a study in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, researchers determined that people with PD who exercised regularly had significantly slower declines in HRQL and mobility over a two-year period. Lead investigator Miriam R. Rafferty, PhD, of Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a center of Excellence, describes the main findings of the study. NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project is mentioned.

MedCity News: New programs to aid Parkinson's patients March 22, 2017 Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation Medical Director Dr. Okun weighs in on the FDA approval of safinamide.

Rocky Mount Telegram: New programs to aid Parkinson's patients Sunday, March 19, 2017

Six members of the Nash UNC Health Care rehabilitation team have attended training and are now certified in the LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD programs thanks to an NPF division grant. NPF’s NC Triangle community development manager Blake Tedder is quoted.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Support 'Moving Day Tampa Bay' in Fight Against Parkinson's Friday, March 17, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have pledged their support to Moving Day® Tampa. In addition to donations of $5,000 and a Club Seat ticket package for the event's auction, the team is bringing the Bucs Squad Experience so young attendees can get moving, too.

Science Blog: Extended Use of MAO-B Inhibitors Slows Decline in Parkinson’s Disease Patients Monday, March 6, 2017

A study led by Dr. Robert A. Hauser from the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of South Florida, a Center of Excellence, proved that participants who took an MAO-B inhibitor for a longer period experienced slower clinical decline.

MDS BlogCognitive Problems in Parkinson's Disease Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dr. Michael Okun, Medical Director and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s Dr. Beth Vernaleo discuss recommendations for managing cognitive problems in PD.

PRweb: Functional Imaging Supports Improved Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease Patients After REHACOP Sunday, February 26, 2017

Functional imaging data supports improved cognition in people with PD after receiving cognitive rehabilitation, according to a study released at the 1st Pan American Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Congress. NPF division’s Dr. Peter Schmidt is quoted.

Techonomy: How Tech Creates Jobs and Helps Aging Americans Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Honor focuses on building technology and a new business model that empowers humans with technology platform leveraging machine learning to uniquely match a care professional’s skills with the needs of specific clients.

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