The Parkinson's Association is a non-profit organization offering workshops, educational seminars and support groups, among many other programs, to individuals with Parkinson’s, family members, caregivers, medical professionals, friends, and interested community members.
This encouraging video shows you how you can enjoy a full and active lifestyle … even with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Real people share their insights and inspiring stories, and share how involvement with friends, family and loved ones is the key to living victoriously.
Dr. Dee Silver, Medical Director for The Parkinson’s Association, presents this new overview of the early stages of Parkinson’s, from diagnosis to treatment, including both motor and non-motor signs and symptoms.
Catherine Rodriguez spent most of her life as an educator until she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1999. Honey Bear, a five-year old Pyrenees-shepherd-Labrador mix, and Catherine underwent a six-week long bonding period. Honey Bear so inspired Catherine, and Catherine so inspired Honey Bear that they have co-authored a book, “The World According to Honey Bear”, a tail-wagging tale told in the first person. For the past three years, Catherine and Honey Bear have been inseparable.
Jim Arnold has Parkinson’s. In spite of the challenges he faces, Jim continues to give back to his community, and has become a walking billboard for Parkinson’s support and research by turning his hope into providing help for others.
Summit4StemCell.org is a grass roots, volunteer fund raising organization supporting non-embryonic stem cell research conducted by Jeanne Loring Ph.D. and Melissa Houser, M.D. Summit4StemCell operates under the non-profit status of The Parkinson’s Association, and was inspired through a partnership with the Association, the Scripps Clinic and Scripps Research Institute, in La Jolla, CA, in an effort to further the fight against Parkinson’s through promising research.