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Parkinson’s Disease – Treatment

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

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

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

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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Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons - August 23, 2012

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 Foundation Offers Free Online Webinars for Patients & Family Caregivers

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

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

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

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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Parkinson's Unity Walk in New York City - April 28

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

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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Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

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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Tango Therapy Helpful to People With Parkinson's Disease

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

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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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

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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Nonpharmacologic Treatments

WeMove.org. Summary of nonpharmacologic treatments used to treat symptoms of parkinson’s disease, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, PD-specific voice training programs and training in swallowing, a good diet and bowel regimen to reduce constipation, and others. >>View . . . → Read More: Nonpharmacologic Treatments

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Parkinson Disease

National Parkinson Foundation. Discussion of alternative therapies sometimes used, in combination with medications or surgery, the traditional treatments. Alternatives sometimes tried include diet, antioxidants, Ayurveda (an Indian healing practice), yoga, Tai Chi, acupuncture, herbal medicine, message therapy, and others. . . . → Read More: Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Parkinson Disease

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