Parkinson's Today Blog
John Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO, shares the exciting news that the Parkinson’s Foundation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and why this motivates us to continue making life better for people with Parkinson’s. “It means that we exceed industry standards through exceptional performance and accountability,” John said.
In this week’s issue of Science Translational Medicine, Bryan Killinger, PhD, and colleagues examined the question, “Will removing my appendix impact my risk of later developing Parkinson’s disease (PD)?”
Interestingly, several recent studies have attempted to answer this question. With the emerging evidence supporting that a gut-brain connection and interaction may play a potential role in Parkinson’s, this subject is a timely one.
Our podcast, Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s, features more than 35 episodes about the latest PD treatments, research and therapies that help make life better for people with Parkinson’s. Catch up with our 10 most popular episodes:
At every Parkinson’s Foundation event I attend — from Moving Day events to Parkinson’s disease (PD) symposiums — there is one group of people who remain unsung heroes: caregivers and care partners. Throughout every stage of Parkinson’s, they offer strength and support to their loved ones living with Parkinson’s.
After 41 years of marriage, four children, seven grandchildren and a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, Hector and Mary Padilla still say they are in their honeymoon stage.
“Throughout my entire career, every time I traveled for work, Mary took care of everything,” said Hector. “I always appreciated that someone so beautiful, talented and smart, devoted all her efforts to make me happy.”
Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a group of conditions that occur together that result in insulin resistance and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. According to a new study, MetS may be associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
While MetS can be prevented, controlled, treated and even reversed. It is not always easy to treat, since it is a cluster of five interrelated risk factors:
2018 Medicare Open Enrollment began Monday, October 15, and runs through Friday, December 7. During this period, all Medicare beneficiaries may make changes to their health care and prescription drug plans, which will take effect January 1, 2019. This allows individuals to compare coverage and find the plan that works best for their needs.
Our up-to-date Parkinson’s disease (PD) information and materials are not just for people with Parkinson’s. Caregivers need support and resources of their own.
Whether you are new to the PD community or are well-versed in the stages of Parkinson’s, we’re here for caregivers. We want to help you find what works for you, which is why we encourage you to try several of our 12 highlighted caregiver resources below:
North Carolina is home to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine – one of 45 Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence. While their world-class Parkinson’s disease (PD) care is centrally located, UNC is still three to four hours away from most rural towns in the state.
As members of the Parkinson’s community know well, the disease often comes with increasing costs for patients, their families and care partners. While some of these expenses are tangible, such as insurance co-pays, others are more difficult to quantify, such as taking time off work.