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
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.
Clarissa Martinez, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Director of Research & Centers Programs, speaks about the Foundation’s initiatives to increase the number of movement disorder specialists, reach underserved PD populations and about the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project (In Spanish).
Christopher Jamele, Parkinson's Foundation Western New York executive director, talks about how raising Parkinson’s awareness has an enormous impact.