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Parkinson's News Today: 9 Organizations That Support Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Their Families
A new study says that the way your body processes coffee might indicate whether or not you have Parkinson's. James Beck, chief scientific officer at the Parkinson's Foundation, is quoted.
John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, shares his vision for the Parkinson's community.
Gil Thelen is organizing a Middle Georgia group of people with PD willing to study the disease and take action. Dr. Peter Schmidt, chief research and clinical officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, is quoted.
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.