Entries by AMP

The Season of Giving

PAA is blessed to have an active, passionate, and growing support network of board members, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and thought leaders. It is because of this generous support – by people just like you – that PAA continues to fulfill and grow the promise of its mission to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients, caregivers, […]

2018 Parkinson’s Symposium Media Archive

Our annual symposium draws PD patients, caregivers, and loved ones from all over Alabama to engage multiple thought leaders who are experts in Parkinson’s Disease research, treatment, care and other focus areas. Whether you’re a PD patient, caregiver, medical professional, advocate, or simply want know more about this complex disease – the Parkinson’s Symposium offers something for everyone. This […]

Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, Retrotope Collaboration to Test RT001 in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and Retrotope have paired up to explore the therapeutic potential of the investigational agent RT001 in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a type of treatment-resistant Parkinson’s disease. Under Retrotope’s expanded access program for RT001, the institute’s physicians started dosing two PSP patients with the investigational therapy. This pilot study is […]

Linked Clinical Trials Initiative Boosts Number of Parkinson’s Clinical Studies

The Linked Clinical Trials (LCT) Initiative, a repurposing program that aims to identify existing medicines which can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, has resulted in a growing number of clinical trials. The partnership’s history, purpose and activities are the focus of an article, “The Linked Clinical Trials Initiative (LCT) for Parkinson’s disease,” that recently appeared in […]

Participation of Early Parkinson’s Patients in Clinical Trials Crucial to Finding Cure, Expert Says

The time between diagnosis and implementation of symptomatic treatment is critical in the effort to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. However, many early Parkinson’s patients wait too long before seeking medical attention, leaving researchers with a small group of candidates for clinical trials, says Robert A. Hauser, MD, the director of the Parkinson’s & Movement […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Risk of Parkinson’s in Large Review Study

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an umbrella name for disorders marked by prolonged inflammation of the digestive tract, are at a higher-than-usual risk for Parkinson’s disease, a review study involving 8.9 million IBD patients suggests. The study, “The risk of Parkinson’s disease in inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis,” was published in […]

2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K

Registration is now open for the 2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K . Join us on October 27 at UAB Campus Green for a 5k Fighter run and Fighter walk. This years route will comprise of UAB and surrounding areas with all proceeds benefiting research towards a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER CLICK […]

Parkinson’s Patients with Tendency to Fall Control Balance Differently than Non-Fallers, Study Suggests

Parkinson’s disease patients who have a tendency to fall use different strategies to control their balance than those who do not fall, according to a recent study. The study, “Fallers with Parkinson’s disease exhibit restrictive trunk control during walking,” was published in Gait and Posture. Due to Parkinson’s-related motor imbalance, falls are a common consequence of […]

What Is Helping Me the Most in My Parkinson’s Battle?

  No two Parkinson’s disease patients are alike I am slowly coming to realize that each diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is unique. PD patients suffer different symptoms and different rates of disease progression. Some remedies work for some, and not for others. In many cases, those of us with PD are left to our […]