New Faces of Treatment for an Old Disease

Please welcome guest contributor Dwight Roth to the PD Fighters Corner.

Parkinson's Opportunity: New Faces of Treatment for an Old Disease

We live in one of the most crisis-filled eras in human history. This is also a time of great possibility for positive changes we could not have imagined twenty years ago. For Parkinson’s, we have greater opportunities to slow the development of and/or reverse the ill effects of the disease.
Parkinson's, or a disease very like it, has been referenced as early as 5000 BCE. In India, it was referred to as Kampavata in the Ayurvedic medical treatise. In the second century CE, the Greek physician Galen called it “shaking palsy.”

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Parkinson's Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month! To ring the month in right, we are highlighting educational, advocacy and philanthropic actions you can take to join the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation both have great resources on how to make an impact during Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Read below for insight in how to help.


Take the #KnowMorePD quiz on the Parkinson’s Foundation website. This quiz is a great test of your PD knowledge, including how many people in the US are affected by PD, the symptoms people with PD experience, and more. You may be surprised by some of the answers!

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Finding Support & Exercise for Loved Ones of Those with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease complicates many aspects of life. Driving to the store, going on a walk, having a conversation with friends—your relationship to all of these activities changes with PD. For those whose parents, siblings, spouses, or partners have Parkinson’s Disease, watching their loved ones grapple with this disease can be truly heartbreaking. If someone you love lives with Parkinson’s Disease, find support and care at the Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center.

Fit2Care, an exercise class specifically for caregivers and loved ones of PD, is held at the PEWC on Saturday mornings. This class has proved an important avenue for many of our members’ spo...