Through Jennifer Enslein' own contributions and fundraising efforts, including a grant for $20,000 from the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Enslein was able to secure the Rock Steady Boxing program, which began in August, for the next two years. The funds pay for special equipment and instructor training at Rock Steady Boxing in Indianapolis, Indiana.
JCC Association of North America: Giving Parkinson’s a right hook
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. The National Parkinson Foundation urges health professionals to educate patients on the condition and to help seniors experiencing the symptoms. Spreading awareness of how the disease is developed and its impact on patients of all ages has potential to help seniors with the condition as well as their caregivers.
On Thursday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined with members of the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York in proclaiming April as Parkinson's Awareness Month. The U.S. Congress recognized the designation nationwide in 2013. The local recognition comes in light of recent studies that show Parkinson's disease strikes the Western New York area especially hard.
Every father dreams of walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, sharing that unforgettable first dance. And my dad, Daniel Smith, 61, was no different. But he was a little nervous. Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 15 years ago, he wondered how the tremors, freezing and cramping — symptoms of the progressive nervous system disorder — would impact him on the big day.
If you or a loved one is at risk for stroke, you’re probably familiar with FAST, the acronym that signals a stroke and tells you how to respond to it: Facial weakness or numbness, Arm weakness or numbness, Slurred speech, and Time (getting to the hospital quickly).
Gretchen Church was 32 years old when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost 17 years ago. It was a time when there was hardly support for people with Parkinson’s, especially for those like her with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.
Deep brain stimulation involves surgically implanting a battery pack called a neurostimulator in the brain. This article discusses the impact of DBS on Parkinson's patients.
The Holy Grail in any progressive disease is to find it early enough to start effective treatment before irreversible damage has occurred. For Parkinson’s disease, which afflicts 1.5 million Americans and growing, a new study has brought this goal a little closer.
Like other degenerative conditions, Parkinson’s disease is a thief. It robs people of their ability to control their own movements, to enjoy once-pleasurable hobbies, and perhaps worst of all, it steals time: time with family, time with friends, time away from the best years of one’s life.
There are several excellent websites developed by the PD support organizations, but the NPF’s website is the most widely-read, and it happened to be the one my wife, Ellie, kept returning to for information during the year and a half after my diagnosis while I kept living my life as if nothing had changed.
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its newest financial assistance program, aimed at providing help and hope to patients being treated for Parkinson’s disease. The new fund will be one of nearly 60 disease-specific funds offered by PAN, spanning programs for cancer, chronic illnesses and rare diseases.