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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 5, 2022

Parkinson’s Foundation: Putting People with Parkinson’s Disease First

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can face numerous challenges. Some lack adequate access to high-quality, specialized health care and treatments. Others can’t find local resources and community programs for support. And many cannot afford or take advantage of genetic testing to help them qualify for enrollment in clinical trials. The…more.

By Michael J. Fox Foundation  |  Apr 20, 2022

Building a Parkinson’s Care Team

Editor’s Note: The following has been excerpted, with permission, from The Parkinson’s Journey: Building a Care Team, published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). Real World Health Care invites our readers to visit MichaelJFox.org to help you and your loved ones navigate life with Parkinson’s. As…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 23, 2022

An Inside Look at Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Note: The following information about Parkinson’s Disease was originally published by the National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) National Institute on Aging (NIA), which leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. You can read the original information…more.

Categories: Parkinson’s Disease
By Krista Zodet, President/CEO, HealthWell Foundation  |  Jan 12, 2022

Ahead in 2022: Health Equity and Chronic Diseases in the Spotlight

As I sat down to write my year-end column for 2021, I was struck by how much had changed over the course of the year…and how much remains the same. Thanks to the efforts of brilliant scientists, dedicated clinicians and determined citizens, we now have readily available vaccines (and boosters)…more.

Categories: General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 11, 2020

Parkinson’s Foundation Partners with VA to Help Veterans Living with Parkinson’s Disease

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Parkinson’s Foundation have teamed up to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of veterans living with Parkinson’s disease. The collaboration is designed to ensure that veterans diagnosed with Parkinson’s have access to the information and resources they need to…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Apr 8, 2020

Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Note: The following has been excerpted, with permission, from Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease, published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). It was written by MJFF Vice President of Medical Communications and movement disorder specialist Rachel Dolhun, MD, in collaboration with Parkinson’s experts, the…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 25, 2020

What Are Movement Disorders?

Throughout 2020, Real World Health Care will focus on Movement Disorders. Movement disorders are related to the nervous system. They include a variety of neurological conditions that cause increased, abnormal movements (voluntary or involuntary) or reduced, slow movements. Some movement disorders are inherited, while others are caused by infection, medication…more.

By Provided Courtesy of GetPalliativeCare.org  |  Oct 9, 2019

Maintaining Control with Parkinson’s Disease Through Palliative Care

Editor’s Note: This week, we share some advice for caregivers of those living with Parkinson’s disease on how palliative care can help, from a post reprinted with permission from www.GetPalliativeCare.org. We encourage our readers to visit this site for more useful tips and insights on palliative care for people with…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jan 30, 2019

Along the Caregiving Journey

In our first interview for our 2019 caregiving series, Real World Health Care spoke with Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior vice president and director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America. We talked with Dr. Reinhard about the many challenges facing people…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
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