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Become a Parkinson’s Care Advocate: Join Our Aware in Care Ambassador Pilot Program

When hospitalized, three out of every four people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) do not receive their medications on time. Most develop serious complications as a result. In 2011, the Parkinson’s Foundation launched Aware in Care to help people with Parkinson’s get the best care possible during a hospital stay, and it worked. Surprisingly, 70% of hospital staff are still unaware of…

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Notes from the CEO: Parkinson’s Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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. ​ Learn more about the Parkinson’s Foundation 4-Star Charity Navigator rating now.…

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What’s Hot in PD? Should I Get an Appendectomy to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease?

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…

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A Note From the CEO: Fall/Winter Parkinson Report

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. The Parkinson’s Foundation is here for caregivers — whether you care…

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How Hector and Mary Fight Parkinson’s Together

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…

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How Hector and Mary Fight Parkinson’s Together

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…

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Listen to Our Top 10 Podcast Episodes Now

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:  1. How to Manage Parkinson’s “Off” Time Parkinson’s symptoms can get better and worse throughout the day. These so-called “on-off” fluctuations…

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2018 Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun

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. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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The Exercise Files: A Fight Worth a Good Punch

Posting for Dr. Hackney this month is Stephanie Combs-Miller, PT, PhD, NCS, ia board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, educator and researcher at University of Indianapolis. Dr. Combs-Miller has collaborated with Rock Steady Boxing for the past 10 years to build the community-based partnership and to conduct research on the effects of boxing training for people with Parkinson disease.   Who…

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We’re Here for Caregivers: Top Caregiver Resources

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…

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