Dave Duplay sits down with John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson's Foundation, to talk about the challenges faced by those affected by Parkinson's disease, and what the Parkinson's Foundation is doing to help raise awareness and find a cure.
Health360: HealthTalk: John L. Lehr | Parkinson's Awareness Month
A Parkinson’s Foundation study finds that women are much less likely than men to have caregivers, possibly due to the fact that most women outlive their caregivers.
Watch company Familia Vaglio is donating a portion of sales to the Parkinson’s Foundation. “Our goal is to not only raise money for charities but also raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease,” says Barreto.
Researchers at Northwestern Medicine, a Center of Excellence, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that continuous, vigorous exercise is a safe way to potentially slow the progression of PD symptoms.
A Parkinson’s Foundation study published in Neurology reveals that women with PD have significantly less access to caregiving support than men with PD. CEO John Lehr is quoted and mentions the foundation’s new Women and PD Initiative.
Parkinson’s is a looming pandemic and the costs of care are rising. Study co-author Dr. Ray Dorsey, from University of Rochester, a Center of Excellence, is quoted.
Exercise helps people with PD manage symptoms and potentially slows the progression of the disease. Peter Schmidt, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Senior Vice President, Chief Mission Officer, is quoted.
This brief article covers Parkinsonism in an interview with Dr. Michael S. Okun, the foundation's National Medical Director.
Parkinson's Foundation's National Medical Director, Dr. Michael S. Okun, comments on Rev. Jesse Jackson's Parkinson's disease diagnosis.
Dr. Leo Verhagen from Rush Medical Center, a Parkinson's Foundation's Center of Excellence, comments on Rev. Jesse Jackson's Parkinson's disease diagnosis.
The Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Miami Beach is now hosting five weekly Rock Steady Boxing classes. The JCC receives funding from a Parkinson’s Foundation grant.