The Parkinson’s Foundation mourns the loss of Tom Isaacs, a dear friend and renowned global advocate for the Parkinson’s community. Tom passed away on May 31 at the age of 49.
Tom was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s more than 20 years ago. He quickly became active in the fight against Parkinson’s in his native UK and as part of the global community.
Global Kinetics Corporation and the Parkinson's Foundation announced that the first of more than 400 people with PD has been enrolled in the GKC APPRISE clinical study, which is part of the Foundation’s Parkinson's Outcomes Project. Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Mission Officer of the Foundation is quoted.
The lead neurologist at University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Ray Dorsey, is hoping to sign up at least 400 more people with PD for the Center of Excellence’s telemedicine program by end of summer. Dr. Dorsey discussed the program at our World Without Parkinson’s scientific symposium on Thursday.
Dr. James Beck, Chief Scientific Officer, weighs in on a recent JAMA Neurology study regarding lifespan for those living with Parkinson’s and related diseases.
InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.
The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative extends Parkinson’s care beyond the walls of the clinic. It uses a unique, medical-community partnership approach – pairing a Jewish Community Center (JCC) with a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence – to create inclusive, welcoming community hubs for people affected by Parkinson’s around the country. This video highlights how deeply impactful the program is for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.