Acorda just presented the latest data from Inbrija, a new drug to help with off episodes, at the American Academy of Neurology’s yearly meeting. Two Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence doctors are quoted: Katie Kompoliti from Rush University and Meredith Spindler from the University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.
Title Boxing Club member Mike Santillo was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year and is doing everything he can to increase PD awareness. Parkinson’s Foundation #StartAConversation campaign mentioned.
Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P.
Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation
Part I: Nurse Managed Specialty Center for People with Limited Access to Expert PD Care:
Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Delaware
Overview: Fatigue and apathy are common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's Disease (PD). These distressing symptoms impact one's quality of life and increase caregivers' burden. This webinar will discuss these symptoms and their presentation, highlight recent research findings and studies, and prompt discussions on how we can help our patients with these problems.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
Benzi M. Kluger, M.D., M.S, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Hospital
How are you managing your Parkinson’s? Do you feel empowered and informed? Join us for our Spring Education Session. Hear the latest update on medications, learn how and why to keep moving, and receive resources for caregivers. Education session is free to attend. Lunch is provided.
Program will include:
- Medication Update - Dr. Julia Johnson - HealthPartners
- Exercise for Mid-Stride - Ingrid Bentley, PT, CBIS HealthPartners
- Caregiver Resources
Explore the various educational resource options made available to help those affected by Parkinson's disease.
Apart from throwing hooks and jabs in his weekly PD boxing class, Ronald Christofaro also dances, sings and practices yoga. Parkinson’s Outcomes Project exercise study mentioned.
Parkinson’s Foundation research grant recipient Sidhanth Chandra, current University of Alabama Birmingham student, received an honorable mention from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure. This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities. Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more. Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s. Register today!