We all appreciate the headlines that help us understand PD symptoms and side effects. But we also find it refreshing to see last week’s selection of stories covering ways to take charge of PD with creativity. Victoria Tane featured in the 2013 Creativity & Parkinson’s Calendar The Science Behind the Spin Last Thursday, we saw a review published on, “The Awakening of Artistic Creativity and Parkinson’s” by Rivka Inzelberg, M.D., in Behavior Neuroscience. Dr. Inzelberg looked at more than 10 studies investigating, “the ability to produce innovative aesthetic works” in people living with Parkinson’s. She found that: People with PD who… Read More
PDF Champion and Founder & CEO of Karma for a Cure, Margaux Minutolo, designs stylish t-shirts to benefit charities close to her heart. Ms. Minutolo designed this stylish “Peace” of Mind crop top to benefit the research efforts of PDF! With every purchase, 5% of the total sale will be donated to PDF. Ms. Minutolo designs will be featured and sold at PDF’s upcoming Carnaval event on Wednesday, January 30.
Last month, PDF hosted a special screening of the film, A Late Quartet in New York, NY, followed by a conversation with its Director, Yaron Zilberman, PDF Scientific Director Dr. Stanley Fahn and PDF Research Advocate Pam Quinn. If you haven’t yet heard of this film, which is produced by Entertainment One Films, it stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir and Christopher Walken as a string quartet struggling to stay together in the face of competing egos and … Parkinson’s disease. As you too often tell us, your neighbors and friends may not truly understand the disease. So… Read More
As we all give thanks at this time of year, we remind ourselves for what, and for whom, we are thankful. PDF is grateful now and always for our many supporters, volunteers, advocates and PDF Champions who are making a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s. We could not do our work without these individuals who raise awareness and funds in their communities. PDF’s programs seek to empower the community to be proactive in making a difference in the cause. One way we do this is by providing loved ones, family and friends with tools to raise awareness in their communities… Read More
Are you planning yet for April 2013? Sounds pretty early to plan for spring, but several months ago, PDF asked the community how we could better support you during April’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2013. You all had the same answer … start earlier! So, we are taking your advice. Today, we sent you an e-newsletter, letting you know about ways that you can plan now to make a difference next April. Our tips include ordering free supplies now, planning an event, entering the t-shirt design contest and taking the PDF Champions challenges. Some details on these ideas are below. Do… Read More
Can you predict the progression of Parkinson’s? … or change its course? Last Tuesday, during PDF’s PD ExpertBriefing, “Understanding the Progression of Parkinson’s,” presenter Dr. Ron Pfeiffer had a few suggestions: Dr. Pfeiffer provided facts about PD progression – about the percentage of people with PD who develop certain symptoms or leave their jobs after a certain number of years – but also emphasized that these are general facts. Each person’s journey with Parkinson’s is very different. He noted that there are no treatments proven to reverse PD, but he also emphasized there are actions people can take, such as… Read More