Virtual reality brings real life Parkinson’s awareness

Canadian neuroscientist Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens has more than an academic interest in uncovering the reasons why almost half of everyone in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease experiences terrifying moments of being unable to move. For three years, Ehgoetz Martens worked at an exercise rehabilitation program with a woman with Parkinson’s disease who experienced severe … Read more

Communities are stepping up for Parkinson Awareness Month this April

It Takes a Community to educate, advocate for, and support people living with Parkinson’s and their families, as well as continue the search for a cure. From advertising to webinars and from a wing-eating contest to a research presentation, Parkinson communities across the country are gearing up now for Parkinson Awareness Month this April. Celina … Read more

Coping with a Parkinson’s diagnosis

The details of the moment Jamie Fobert found out that he had Parkinson’s disease at 40 are etched forever in his mind. “I heard the words Parkinson’s disease. I looked down at my watch; it was 10:20 a.m., June 30, 2010. The doctor was wearing a dark dress shirt and khakis. I was bent over, … Read more