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We are proud to premiere this PSA from U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ) about Parkinson’s disease. Senator Booker’s father had Parkinson’s, and he is committed to doing whatever it takes to beat Parkinson’s. Watch the PSA and let us know what you think!
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Please join us in welcoming our two new board members: Mindy McIlroy and Alberto Dosal. As our chairman John Kozyak says, "Their combined experience will help move the mission of NPF forward to make life better for people with Parkinson’s and their families.”
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welcome!  what an honor to serve on the board with these wonderful people.
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PD in the News: NPF's Vice President of Research Programs, Peter Schmidt, PhD, comments in this article from U.S. News: "Do You Have Parkinson's Disease or a Parkinsonism?"
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Have you registered for our next free webinar? Join us Oct. 8 for "Managing Cognitive and Behavioral Changes in Parkinson's" - register now!
To register for the webcast, please provide the information requested below. Please plan to attend the meeting at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Thank you. Presented by: Gregory Pontone, MD. Date: October 8, 2014 01:00 PM EDT Click Here for your Local Time. *First Name ...
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Are you ready to #PieItForward?? A few of our dedicated Facebook fans had a great idea: Take a whipped cream pie to the face and donate to NPF to raise awareness and funds to help Beat Parkinson's!
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Video Day! Marty Gershe talks about how the Aware in Care kit helped him during an emergency trip to the hospital.
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Read the latest Caregiver Blog article: Keeping Watch, by Carrie Jackson.
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November is National Family Caregiver Month, our time to celebrate and honor the wonderful people who care for their loved ones. This year, we would like to recognize that caregivers “give us strength” - so share a story or thank your care partner in the comments!
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Share the word! November is National Family Caregivers Month!
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NPF's fantastic (and free!) Rainbow Book series has the answers to your questions about Parkinson's. Order your books at www.parkinson.org/store.
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We have all been devastated by Robin Williams’ death. We are further saddened to hear that he was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s. While a diagnosis of any serious disease can be overwhelming, Parkinson’s and depression can go hand in hand. According to a recent study conducted by NPF, more than half of those with the disease suffer from clinical depression, which is part of the disease process itself. Depression affects quality of life more than the motor impairments of the disease. NPF urges annual screening for depression as a critical part to treating Parkinson’s. Treatment for depression should include both medications and counseling. The National Parkinson Foundation encourages people living with Parkinson’s and their families to seek expert care from a neurologist. With support, both depression and Parkinson’s can be managed. Please call NPF’s toll-free Helpline today to learn the early warning signs of the disease and get support, 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).
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About NPF
The mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach. Please consider supporting us by making a donation at www.parkinson.org/donate.

Overview
For over half a century, we have been focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease. Since 1982, we have funded more than $180 million in care, research and support services. We believe that every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s deserves the best care and treatment no matter who they are or where they live. We have created a unique global network to meet the needs of the Parkinson’s community that includes:

  • 43 Centers of Excellence at top medical centers around the globe.
  • 14 Care Centers at leading hospitals in North America.
  • Chapters and support groups around the country serving 100,000 people with Parkinson’s and their families.

We help get people affected by Parkinson's the help they need - get free publications, videos and more at http://www.parkinson.org/.

Looking for a local NPF Chapter, NPF Center of Excellence or support group?: www.parkinson.org/search.

Recursos en Español: Hispanohablantes pueden acceder información sobre la enfermedad de Parkinson a través de nuestra línea de ayuda, 1-800-473-4636, o en: www.parkinson.org/espanol