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Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms and progression vary widely from patient to patient. Because of these diverse experiences, it’s difficult for researchers to capture a truly accurate picture of what it’s like to live with PD. Wearable technology — including smartphones and smartwatches — presents a promising new approach that holds the potential to revolutionize how...
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The 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders, which took place in Vienna, Austria in March 2017, brought together medical and scientific professionals from around the world to share insights and developments in neurodegenerative disease research. The conference featured a Parkinson’s disease (PD) symposium, Beyond the Basal Ganglia: Alpha-Synuclein Pathology...
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Editor’s Note: For more Foundation news, research updates and tips on living well with Parkinson’s, read the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Fox Focus, our biannual newsletter. Parkinson’s disease (PD) research stands at a critical juncture. The state of the science continues to advance, demonstrating growing promise for the millions worldwide living with the disease....
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The decision to share a Parkinson’s diagnosis at work is personal. Many individual factors contribute to if or when you’re ready to disclose this information. And once the conversation begins, recurring discussions may be necessary as symptoms change or the disease progresses. In collaboration with Marti Fischer, a career and professional development consultant, we have...
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In late April, researchers met to discuss the latest news in neurology and Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting in Boston. Presenters shared results from trials of potential treatments to better control motor symptoms and to correct dysfunction caused by genetic mutations associated with PD. Here are a few highlights...
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Although Congress has recently proposed changes to our health care system, the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare) is still law. Health care debate is ongoing, but ACA provisions will continue to be implemented until a new bill is signed into law. Of importance to the Parkinson’s community is a section...
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) joins the Parkinson’s community worldwide in mourning the untimely loss of an active leader and a good friend, Tom Isaacs, president of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, which he co-founded in 2005. Tom passed away unexpectedly on May 31 at age 49. “Tom’s passion, determination and hard work on behalf...
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Editor’s Note: For more Foundation news, research updates and tips on living well with Parkinson’s, read the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Fox Focus, our biannual newsletter. Sue Lifschiz of Santa Rosa, California was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2002 at age 65. While her uncle also had the disease, it wasn’t until one...
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In 1959, Margaret Bourke-White — the first female photojournalist accredited to cover World War II combat zones — courageously detailed her experience being diagnosed and living with Parkinson’s disease in LIFE Magazine. To commemorate the woman who photographed the cover image on the inaugural issue of the magazine, TIME recently featured Bourke-White’s story and photographs...
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Stephen Bergenholtz of West Seattle, Washington is committed to living well with Parkinson’s. Here, he shares how he made adjustments in his lifestyle and mindset to overcome the loss of motivation associated with his Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s disease (PD) made me lazy, I told myself as I wallowed in lassitude for years after my diagnosis. The...
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