Parkinson’s patient Mary Padilla shares her experience with the initial symptoms and how the foundation has supported her. Parkinson’s advocate Hunter Reno also joins the show to share the story of how the disease progressed for her aunt, former attorney general Janet Reno. Dreema Stokes from the Parkinson’s Foundation talks about the resources that the organization offers to sufferers and families, including a 1-800 number and online education.
The Balancing Act: Raising Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease
James Beck, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, is interviewed on The Doctor’s Channel about the Prevalence Project.
Byline about the Prevalence Project by Jim Beck, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Chief Scientific Officer.
Cynthia Cadwell Pegado — a dance instructor who teaches a PD dance class that received grant funding from the Parkinson’s Foundation — led her weekly class on the local boardwalk to celebrate National Dance Day. Chris Jamele, Parkinson's Foundation Western New York executive director is quoted.
Parkinson’s Foundation National Medical Director Michael S. Okun, MD, speaks about actor Alan Alda revealing he has Parkinson’s and discusses Parkinson’s symptoms and treatment.
Actor Alan Alda, 82, best known for his role in M*A*S*H, revealed that he has Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr is quoted in the article. “You can live a full and productive life with the disease,” Lehr said.
The Parkinson’s Foundation recently announced the Medical University of South Carolina will become part of its Center of Excellence global network.
Business 2 Community rounded their team’s favorite brands to show the best real-life examples of a visual identity at work. The Parkinson’s Foundation is the only non-profit highlighted.
The Parkinson’s Foundation has named UI Hospitals and Clinics a center of excellence and adds it to a global network of 45 select academic medical centers.
Research suggests at least three out of 10 Ohioans have one of the 21 medical conditions that under state law can be treated with medical marijuana. Dan Davis at the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio chapter is quoted.
According to researchers, Parkinson’s patients may experience falls because of their motor symptoms, such as uncontrollable accelerations, impaired balance, and freezing of gait. Approximately 50 percent of these falls require medical care. Data from the Parkinson’s Foundation Parkinson’s Outcomes Project is cited.