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Parkinson’s Movement & Dance Class at Turner Senior Resource Center. This six week class exploring music and movement in enjoyable, creative, and stimulating ways was held September – November. Modeled after the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group’s “Dance for PD®” program it was appropriate for all levels of PD. This patient[…]
The 3rd Annual University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium
The 3rd Annual University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium was held on September 13. The symposium was headlined by the internationally recognized researcher Joshua Dudman, PhD, Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia. His talk title was Basal ganglia circuits for the vigorous pursuit[…]
U-M Movement Disorders Update: Focus on Falls Date: October 20, 2017 Location: Laurel Manor (39000 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, MI 48150) COURSE OBJECTIVES: Utilizing both a didactic and case-study approach, this year’s highly anticipated full-day course will focus on neurologic causes of falls and balance problems, including Parkinson disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, ataxia, psychogenic gait disorders, neuromuscular causes,[…]
August 24, 2017–The Michigan Parkinson Foundation hosted the Moon River Cruise fundraiser. They enjoyed an evening on the Ovation Yacht, strolling dinner, open bar, dancing under the stars, silent and live auction – all while cruising on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. Featured on the Cruise was: Emmalee Jazz Quartet – Emma Lee Aboukasm, is[…]
The Parkinson’s Unity Walk is an annual event held in New York’s Central Park to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. One hundred percent of funds raised by the Unity Walk go to research funded by six Parkinson’s disease foundations. Recipients of donations are the American Parkinson Disease Association, National Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation[…]
Kelvin L. Chou, MD, Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan, Co-Director of the Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program, Medical Director of the Neurology Clinical Trials Organization (NeCTO), and Director of the Education and Outreach Core of the University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research, was elected in November, 2016 to the Executive Committee for the Parkinson Study Group (PSG).
New Parkinson’s Disease e-Learning Module: Improving Hospital Stays for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Learning Module
This learning module is educating inpatient RNs, LPNs, pharmacists, house officers, and hospitalists about the specific and unique needs of the hospitalized PD patient.
NIH-funded mouse study identifies a key player in the progression of the disorder.
More than 40 percent of patients with early Parkinson’s disease reported falling, and a history of falls was a predictor of future falls, according to the results of a study reported here June 22 at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.
New University of Michigan research finds people with Parkinson’s disease may want to consider attempting to do the dishes, fold the laundry and take strolls around the neighborhood in their quest to control their symptoms.
Parkinson's strikes 30% more men than women
70% of patients with Parkinson’s disease fall each year
40% of those with Parkinson disease never see a neurologist, BUT those who do see a neurologist for care have better outcomes
60% of the dopamine system is lost before the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease appear