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Carolyn Gloudemans shares her my PD story and how Moving Day® North LA motivated her to get moving.
Western New York chapter hosted its third annual Parkinson's ice skating party. The free event provided participants with ice bikes, giving people with PD the chance to skate.
In an interview with a national radio network that aired three times, CEO John Lehr discusses the importance of raising awareness of Parkinson’s.
CEO John Lehr shares his vision for the organization and passion for the cause.
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."
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.