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Parkinson’s Foundation Q&A Provides Guidance From Experts on COVID-19


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MARCH 27, 2020 BY MARY CHAPMAN IN NEWS.


While there’s no evidence that people with Parkinson’s disease are more susceptible to contracting illness, COVID-19 tends to be more severe in the elderly and those with chronic diseases. Because of this, patients should take extra precautions to avoid contracting the disease, experts say.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) recently presented a live online question-and-answer event featuring Michael S. Okun, MD, the nonprofit’s medical director, and Fred Southwick, MD, an author and infectious disease expert. Both physicians are from the University of Florida Health, a PF Center of Excellence.


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A Parkinson's Analogy


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You have been selected to take part in a Cooking show! Hundreds of guests have been invited to attend. You arrive, as do all the other participants. The host leaps onto the stage and reveals the secret food that will be prepared. Cookies! The crowd cheers, who doesn't love cookies!


On the stage kitchen there are dozens and dozens of canisters and bowls holding every ingredient imaginable that could be used in cookies. Nuts, dried fruit, flavorings, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and anything else you could put in there. Then the host then invites the whole studio audience to the stage to make whatever kind of cookie they want. The skies the limit. Everyone busily loads ingredients in...


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See a _____, Fill a ______. By Sarrisa Curry

Who We Are




The Parkinson's Exercise & Wellness Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides exercise, education and camaraderie for people living with Parkinson's Disease & their loved ones. Classes are offered 6 days a week with Rock Steady, Mat Pilates, Movin' & Shakin', The Art of Expression and PWR!



Welcome to the first Blog write up for The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center. This Blog will be used to share the incredible stories of Hope and Perseverance of our fighters, caregivers and coaches fighting Parkinson's Disease.



5 short years ago Leslie Stahl shared a deeply personal story on the CBS Morning Show. It featured none other than her very own husband. The video...


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How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-the-food-you-eat-affects-your-brain-mia-nacamulli

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Private Island.


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