“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.
Tucson.com: Exercise can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's, reduce risk of falls
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.
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.
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.
The foundation invites clinicians and scientists to apply for the Parkinson's Foundation-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award, a $50,000 grant awarded for a one-year project in patient-oriented research in PD or other Parkinsonian disorders.