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
Dr. Michael S. Okun, national medical director of the Parkinson's Foundation, comments on antipsychotics and seniors with dementia: “Though there is an important role for these drugs in this special population, they should be used cautiously."
CEO John Lehr shares his vision for the organization and passion for the cause.
In this article about how to find cutting-edge care, Michael Okun, M.D., National Medical Director and John Andrejack, Ed.D., Research Advocate, share their perspectives.
The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, a Center of Excellence, is providing innovative outreach to the underserved Latino PD community. Claudia Martinez, who manages the center’s outreach, is quoted.
Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability Insurance representation company awarded the Parkinson’s Foundation $2,500 for being the top Allsup Post for a Purpose SMblogger in 2016.
“When I started my career, we always said exercise is like a drug for Parkinson’s disease. Now we say it and kind of mean it,” Okun said. The Parkinson’s Foundation states that medication and exercise combined should be considered part of treatment.
“We still regularly get calls from people who are told they are being denied coverage,” said Peter Schmidt at the National Parkinson Foundation, based in Miami. Denials sometimes occur because physical therapy providers use a billing code that still requires the patient to show improvement. Although Parkinson’s is a degenerative brain disease, Schmidt said physical therapy and exercise can help slow its progress.
Provides background on Moving Day® and includes a video with footage from multiple walks.
A reader asks how they can prepare for the hospital stay of a relative who has Parkinson’s. The article highlights NPF’s Aware in Care hospital kit program and the NPF website as tools to keep their relative safe.
Former President George H.W. Bush, who is in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson’s. Dr. Corneliu Luca from UM, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, is quoted.