A Parkinson’s Foundation study recently published in the scientific journal, npj Parkinson’s Disease, reveals findings from the most comprehensive estimate of Parkinson’s disease in the United States and Canada to date. The Foundation’s “Parkinson’s Prevalence Project” estimates that 930,000 people in the United States will be living with the disease by 2020, further increasing to 1.2 million people by 2030.
Archives for July 2018
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is hosting an educational conference for those with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners on October 20-21 in Irvine, CA. The weekend conference is free but advance registration is required.
Stanford is co-organizing a conference with the MSA Coalition for those dealing with multiple system atrophy (MSA). Saturday’s talks will feature Stanford’s Mitchell Miglis, MD, autonomic disorders specialist, and Kathleen Poston, MD, movement disorder specialist. … Full Story>
Arvid Carlsson, a Swedish pharmacologist whose research on chemical signals in the brain resulted in a leading treatment for Parkinson’s disease and earned him a Nobel Prize, died June 29 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was 95.
Many Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups are not meeting in July (summer vacation or social events). For those that are meeting, here’s information about guest speakers or discussion programs at a support group near you in July…