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Parkinson's News Today: 9 Organizations That Support Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Their Families
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.
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.
This brief article covers Parkinsonism in an interview with Dr. Michael S. Okun, the foundation's National Medical Director.
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.
Brad McMorris, 38, has been living with PD for four years and is a Moving Day Miami supporter who attended the November 12 event. John L. Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO is quoted.
Parkinson’s Foundation CEO speaks about the merger. "One million people are better served (by) being one organization. We can bring experts under one roof and provide a full service," Lehr said.