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Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor

As part of National Family Caregivers Month – November, 2013 – the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation . . . → Read More: Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver – November 7

October 28, 2013 Posted by Editor

The Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a Free Online Webinar on “Caring for the Caregiver” on Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 PM. The webinar, for caregivers, patients and their families and friends, is presented in . . . → Read More: Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver – November 7

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Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

June 10, 2013 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a free online webinar on Parkinson’s Medications on June 20, 2013 (1:00 PM US Eastern Time). Advance registration is required. Following is an announcement of the webinar that HelpingYouCare® . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

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Kit to Help Parkinsons Patients Combat Hospital Dangers Issued by National Parkinson Foundation

April 20, 2013 Posted by Editor

HelpingYouCare® has received the following announcement from the National Parkinson Foundation: _____________ This Announcement is posted as a public service by HelpingYouCare®. _____________   More Information For more information on Parkinson’s Disease, see the HelpingYouCare® resource pages on Parkinson’s . . . → Read More: Kit to Help Parkinsons Patients Combat Hospital Dangers Issued by National Parkinson Foundation

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What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson’s? New Study Findings; Webinar

March 19, 2013 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has recently released findings of the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease ever conducted, measuring factors that affect quality of life and care of Parkinson’s patients. NPF announced that the early findings of the . . . → Read More: What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson’s? New Study Findings; Webinar

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Benefits of Seeing a Neurologist – Free Webinar Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

March 7, 2013 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation will hold a Free online webinar Wednesday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET on the topic, “The Benefits of Seeing a Neurologist.” During the webinar, Allison W. Willis, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine . . . → Read More: Benefits of Seeing a Neurologist – Free Webinar Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson’s – Nov. 17

November 9, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that its Midwest Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference will take place November 16-17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will include a free Webcast open to the public on November 17 – starting at 8:00 . . . → Read More: Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson’s – Nov. 17

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Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation

October 14, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has announced that, as part of observing National Family Caregivers Month in November, it will for the first time sponsor Thank a Caregiver Week during the week of November 4 through 10, 2012. “Caring . . . → Read More: Thank a Caregiver Week, Nov. 4-10, Sponsored by National Parkinson Foundation

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National Parkinson Foundation Offers Helpline for Patients and Families

September 28, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation is offering a free telephone Helpline for Parkinson’s patients and their families. The Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636), is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time. According to the National Parkinson . . . → Read More: National Parkinson Foundation Offers Helpline for Patients and Families

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Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons – August 23, 2012

August 22, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is offering a Free Webinar about “Relationships and Parkinson’s” on Thursday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Kara Barton, MSW, LCSW, from the University of Southern California, will discuss strategies for coping with changes . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons – August 23, 2012

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Parkinson Moving Day Miami Oct 7 – Lunch for Team Captains Aug 28

August 14, 2012 Posted by Editor

Parkinson Moving Day® – Miami will take place on October 7, 2012, starting at 8:30 a.m. in Bayfront Park, Miami. The nonprofit National Parkinson Foundation, the organizer, has announced that it is seeking Team Captains, and invites you to . . . → Read More: Parkinson Moving Day Miami Oct 7 – Lunch for Team Captains Aug 28

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Online Webinars for Patients & Family Caregivers

July 14, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation is offering an upcoming series of free online seminars for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and their family caregivers. For more information, see the announcement below from the National Parkinson Foundation. To Register for any of . . . → Read More: Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Online Webinars for Patients & Family Caregivers

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Natl Parkinson Foundation Invites Father’s Day Donations In Memory or Honor of Your Father

June 16, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation invites the public to “Honor the Important Fathers in Your Life” by making a Father’s Day donation to help fund Parkinson’s research, care, and community outreach. After making a Father’s Day donation online at the . . . → Read More: Natl Parkinson Foundation Invites Father’s Day Donations In Memory or Honor of Your Father

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Watch Free Live Webcasts from the Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference

June 15, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation invites the public to Watch Free Live Webcasts from the Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference on June 16, 2012, starting at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time). For more information, see the . . . → Read More: Watch Free Live Webcasts from the Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference

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Parkinson’s Wellness Symposium, Webcast and Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference – June 15-16

June 3, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson’s Foundation has announced that it will sponsor a national Wellness Symposium and Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference, on June 15-16, 2012 in Orange County, California, along with a free online webcast of the events. “These two events . . . → Read More: Parkinson’s Wellness Symposium, Webcast and Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference – June 15-16

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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May 17, 2012 Posted by Editor

May has been declared as National Mediterranean Diet Month, a national health observance aimed at generating awareness of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle, and the health benefits associated with it. The event is sponsored by Oldways Preservation Trust, a . . . → Read More: May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

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Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York City – April 28

April 13, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced that the 18th annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk will be held in Central Park in New York City on April 28th, 2012. This is the largest annual “grassroots” fundraising event to benefit Parkinson’s Disease . . . → Read More: Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York City – April 28

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Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Hospital Care Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

March 29, 2012 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation (NFP) has announced that it will hold a Free online webinar on how to get the best care for those with Parkinson’s disease when they are hospitalized. The Webinar will take place on April 5, . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Hospital Care Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

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Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 – Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

March 28, 2012 Posted by Editor

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has announced that it will host a Free Brain Health Fair on April 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The event, which is open to the public, “is a free, daylong family event . . . → Read More: Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 – Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

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Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

March 6, 2012 Posted by Editor

Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research, including research into the causes of Parkinson’s disease and other problems of the brain and nervous system and how to treat . . . → Read More: Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

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Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

February 23, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a new article entitled “What is it about coffee?” the editors of Harvard Health Publications, discuss some of the known benefits and drawbacks of drinking coffee. The new article on coffee is found in Sleep, Hygiene, Quit Smoking . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

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Tango Therapy Helpful to People With Parkinson’s Disease

September 25, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Tango therapy uses the Argentinean-style tango dance to help people with Parkinson’s Disease improve their balance, walking, posture and happiness. Watch a short video from Tango Therapy UK, a member of the International Tango Therapy . . . → Read More: Tango Therapy Helpful to People With Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s Moving Day – Walk and Move for Parkinsons

September 9, 2011 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson’s Foundation has announced that Katie Couric has been appointed Honorary National Chair of Parkinson’s Moving Day, a series of events when people engage in fundraising walks and other activities for Parkinsons to bring awareness to the . . . → Read More: Parkinson’s Moving Day – Walk and Move for Parkinsons

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Telemedicine Allows Parkinson’s Patients to Visit Their Doctors by Video Conference

June 29, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new telemedicine program at the University of Rochester Movement Disorders Clinic in Rochester, New York, supported in part by funding from the National Parkinson Foundation, is allowing patients with Parkinson’s Disease to see their doctors remotely via video-conference. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Allows Parkinson’s Patients to Visit Their Doctors by Video Conference

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Midwest Parkinson Disease Conference, June 17, 2011

May 27, 2011 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson’s Foundation is holding the annual Midwest Parkinson Disease Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, June 17, 2011. Registrants can participate in person or by Free live webcast. HelpingYouCare™ has received the following announcement, inviting you . . . → Read More: Midwest Parkinson Disease Conference, June 17, 2011

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 5, 2011 Posted by Editor

The National Parkinson Foundation has declared April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. As part of this campaign to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease, the Foundation lists on its website a full 30 actions you can take to make a difference. . . . → Read More: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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Study finds ability to ride a Bike better diagnostic test than others to distinguish standard Parkinson’s from atypical Parkinson’s

January 7, 2011 Posted by Editor

A team of doctors from the Neatherlands has found that asking a Parkinson’s patient whether he or she is still able to ride a bike is a more valuable tool than many diagnostic tests to determine whether the patient . . . → Read More: Study finds ability to ride a Bike better diagnostic test than others to distinguish standard Parkinson’s from atypical Parkinson’s

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