Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Non-Motor Symptoms Common and Often Felt First, Informal Survey Finds

Although Parkinson’s disease (PD) is largely known for tremor and other motor symptoms, the vast majority of patients in an informal survey said they noticed non-motor issues, such as cognitive changes, first. The one-question Facebook survey, conducted by the medical device company PhotoPharmics, was reported to draw more…

Parkinson’s Foundation Expands Online Programs During Pandemic

The Parkinson’s Foundation is expanding its virtual programming to support the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community during the global COVID-19 outbreak. As part of its efforts, the organization is moving its signature fundraising walk event — Parkinson’s Moving Day — online, and adding or enhancing other online…

PCORI Award to Bring Palliative Care to Parkinson’s Foundation Specialty Centers in US

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded the Parkinson’s Foundation and the University of Rochester Medical Center $1.4 million to establish palliative care as a standard across the foundation’s Center of Excellence Network in the U.S. This initiative,  “Implementing Team-based Outpatient Palliative Care in Parkinson Foundation Centers of Excellence,”…

Parkinson’s Foundation Awards 34 Research Grants Worth $3.4M

To support scientists at all phases of Parkinson’s investigation and discovery, the Parkinson’s Foundation has awarded 34 research grants totaling $3.4 million. Grant recipients represent a range of disciplines, and are working on multiple aspects of this neurodegenerative disorder. Their goal is to help patients better go about their…

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