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Author Proceeds Going to National Parkinson Foundation by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 4:01pm It is with pride that I can announce now that all the author proceeds I receive from my new book, “ Deep Brain Diary: My Life as a Guy with Parkinson’s Disease and Brain Surgery Volunteer “, will be donated to the National Parkinson Foundation to assist funding in their excellent work towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. They ... Read on »
As Posted on the National Parkinson's Foundation by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 May 2011 8:18pm From the National Parkinson's Foundation - Care Partner Needs: Survey ResultsA survey of care partners to people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) illustrates the challenges that this population faces and the need for comprehensive programs and services to address their needs. As the population of the United States ages, the incidence ... Read on »
National Parkinson Foundation Statement on Recall of Medtronic DBS Component by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 May 2013 4:25pm Release date: May 6, 2013 The manufacturer of deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices used in the USA and internationally, Medtronic, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced on May 2nd a risk of damage to DBS devices associated with the use of a component use ... Read on »
Review: The New Parkinson’s Central App from National Parkinson’s Foundation by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 26 Sep 2013 11:06pm The National Parkinson's Foundation has become a part of the App circle with their recent “Parkinson's Central” App, available through iTunes.   Parkinson's Central is a place that makes it easy for people to find out more about Parkinson's disease and explores several areas of interest. From general information about the disease, to ... Read on »
Parkinson's Disease Foundation Quilt Project is Launched by Charlene Pryor Patient Expert Posted Thu 03 Dec 2009 12:00am Blogger: Today With PokieToo and Parkinson's Disease - Formatting Setting Something very close to my heart became public today.  The Parkinson Disease Foundation(PDF) has launched a project which I am a party to.  In this project we will attempt to make 100 or more quilts t ... Read on »
Basic Tips for Caregivers by American Parkinson’s Disease Foundation by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 13 Dec 2009 8:00pm Basic tips for caregivers and others who help those with Parkinson’s disease: Be encouraging. Whether it’s getting the person with Parkinson’s to exercise, eat, dress, or do any other activity, have a positive, patient and encouraging attitude.  Allow the person with PD to do as much for him or herself as possible.  Squelch the tendency to jump ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Article by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 12 Jul 2009 10:45pm If you’d like to read Sherri’s article on her journey with PD, as seen in the July issue of PDF, click here. Read on »
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Awards $300,000 in Bridge Funding for Innovative Research Projects by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Feb 2009 6:10pm News Release sent Thursday, February 19th, from PDF, Melissa Barry: (February 19, 2009, New York, NY) The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) has awarded $300,000 in emergency bridge funding to four leading Parkinson’s disease scientists. The grants will sustain promising investigations that were recently put into jeopardy by the sudden coll ... Read on »
Vanderbilt-Fox Foundation Partnership Yields Drug-Like Molecules Aimed At Improving Treatment Of Parkinson’s Disease by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sat 01 Oct 2011 8:24am Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have achieved a milestone in the development of a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s disease that may improve on some of the limitations of current therapy. Three drug-like molecules that act on a specific glutamate receptor in the brain are ready for the next stage of preclinical tes ... Read on »
More Parkinson's Info Coming at You! A "Webinar" from the Davis Phinney Foundation by Peter Dunlap-Shohl Posted Tue 10 May 2011 12:00am Hello all, below is information from the Davis Phinney foundation about a "Webinar" information session that they plan to hold on the 15th of June. The time is set for 1:00 pm Eastern Standard time which makes it 9:00 a.m. Alaska time by my not-too-reliable reckoning :) The Davis Phinney foundation is a PD group started up by Olympic cycling cha ... Read on »