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10 Interesting Facts About Parkinson’s

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

At the Parkinson’s Foundation, one of our goals is to raise Parkinson’s awareness and how the Foundation supports those living with the disease, as well as their loved ones. If you are familiar with Parkinson’s you probably know most of the items on this list, but we encourage you to share this article with someone who may not be familiar.

1. The cause is unknown and there is no cure.

2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards Presented to Community Leaders

Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Last week, the Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation presented the 2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards to six individuals. The awards shine a spotlight on efforts to further policies that benefit people with Parkinson's, their families and care partners. During the ceremony, which took place at the Parkinson's Policy Forum, advocates, scientists and a lawmaker were recognized for their service to the Parkinson's community.

Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Author: 
Erica Hornthal

It might be surprising to learn that 20 to 30 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will experience visual hallucinations. While typically not a symptom of PD itself, they can develop as a result to a change in PD medication or as a symptom of an unrelated infection or illness. It is important to know the signs of hallucinations and how to manage them.   

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Tells PD Advocates: “What You Do Matters”

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined nearly 300 people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their families and other community members in Washington, D.C. to deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum. Parkinson’s is an important issue for the senator, whose late father lived with the disease for many years. During his speech, Sen. Booker discussed his family’s experience with PD, the need for robust Parkinson’ research funding and the importance of speaking up for what is right.

Center of Excellence Series: Rush University Medical Center Provides Critically Needed Parkinson’s Mental Health Program

Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Most people associate Parkinson’s disease (PD) with tremors, a motor symptom. However, non-motor symptoms are common and can be more troublesome and disabling than motor symptoms. They can include cognitive changes, mood and sleep disorders, autonomic symptoms or weight loss.

Walking with Parkinson’s: Freezing, Balance and Falls

Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can change the way a person walks. Movement Symptoms like stiff muscles, rigidity and slow movement make it harder to take normal steps. In fact, short, shuffling steps are a common sign of PD, as is freezing, the feeling that your feet are stuck to the floor, for people with mid-stage to advanced PD.

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