I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to the MN Parkinson’s Foundation on behalf of my mother. As I had previously mentioned, my step dad has Parkinson’s Disease, and it is advanced enough that he needs round the clock care. Recently, the doctor’s discovered a tumor in my mom’s neck and were leaning… Read More

Our series of free webinars addressing topics important to the Parkinson’s disease community continues this fall, with the next one taking place next week. Featuring presenters that are experts in their field, these webinars offer practical advice for living well with Parkinson’s. Thurs., Aug. 15: Getting the Most from Your Doctor’s Visit. Presented by Fernando… Read More

Dr. Okun on Statin Usage HealthDay recently published an article on WebMD discussing the effects of statin usage on the risk for Parkinson.  Dr. Okun was quoted in the article: Dr. Michael Okun, national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, said the findings were “intriguing but not surprising” in light of recent… Read More

MIAMI– The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) launched Parkinson’s Central, on Wednesday. Parkinson’s Central is  a free app specifically created for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their families. This is the only comprehensive app for people living with Parkinson’s. The Parkinson’s Central app is now available on iPhone and Android smartphones. Research has shown that… Read More

Our own Jackie Hunt Christensen has been featured on the MJFF blog!  Read the blog post  below or check out the link. How has Parkinson’s affected your relationships? That’s the question Jackie Hunt Christensen wants to ask you—whether you have Parkinson’s, love someone who does, or treat those with the disease. Living in Minneapolis with… Read More

We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) it is even more important to stay active, even though it is often difficult to exercise on a regular basis.  For people with PD, exercise is an essential component of the treatment plan, based on their… Read More