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
The Palmetto Bay mother of seven is enrolled in a twice-weekly indoor cycling class at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center west of downtown Miami. She walks the treadmill and takes yoga classes at the Y.
Dance therapist Erica Hornthal has received a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation that will enable her to provide complimentary therapeutic dance classes to people with Parkinson’s Disease.
SAN DIEGO — The use of antipsychotic (AP) medication to treat psychosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) increases the risk for all-cause death, and the risk varies with the AP class and the specific drugs within a class, a study shows.
"ROCKFORD — Jim Mongan was a quiet man who worked hard and loved his family, according to his son, Joe. Jim didn’t say a lot — he thought actions spoke louder. His family would go on summer vacations, for instance, but Jim would stay behind and work so the family could afford the trips."
The Legends Game was put together as a vehicle to honor Doyle and to raise awareness and much-needed cash for the fight against Parkinson’s. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Parkinson Foundation, Doyle’s hand-picked beneficiaries.
"SAN DIEGO -- Parkinson's patients who exercise regularly have slower declines in quality of life, researchers reported here.
Ricardo Caporal con su padre Rubens Caporal y su hijo de 7 años. Rubens, ex jugador de fútbol brasileño, padece el mal de Parkinson, y Ricardo crea conciencia sobre la enfermedad desde su posición en la Fundación Nacional de Parkinson de Estados Unidos.
The National Parkinson Foundation and University of Rochester researchers are collaborating on a year-long study comparing the efficacy of telemedicine to in-person community care and updating the term "house call" for the 21st century.
Data released today from the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who start exercising earlier experience a significant slower decline in quality of life than those who start later. The study is being presented today by NPF researchers at the 19th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in San Diego, CA.
The JCC is teaming up with the National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence, which awarded the grant, and Georgetown University Hospital, to offer classes for both those who have Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.