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2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K

Save the Date! The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) is thrilled to announce that the 2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K is October 27 at UAB Campus Green. This years route will comprise of UAB and surrounding areas with all proceeds benefiting research towards a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Check the website periodically or follow us […]

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 […]

2018 Parkinson’s Symposium

The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) is again thrilled to host a Parkinson’s Symposium on Saturday, September 15 from 8:30AM to 2:00 PM at The Club (Ballroom) in Birmingham. 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, […]

Tanner Foundation Neurological Conference

The Tanner Foundation for Neurological Diseases will host its annual Neurological Conference on October 19, 2017 from 8am – 4pm at the Canterbury Methodist Church conference facility in Birmingham. Approved CEU tracks will be available – ALS, MS and Parkinson’s Disease – with experts from each field of practice speaking in regard to the latest update in […]

Adaptive fitness class focused on Parkinson’s patients

Registration is now open for Adaptive Fitness at EW Motion therapy. Taught by Katie Cederberg (ACSM CPT) Adaptive Fitness is designed for Parkinson’s patients to increase overall fitness through evidence-based, safe, and effective full body workouts. The class seeks to improve participant balance, strength, flexibility, and mobility with adaptive exercises using exercise bands, medicine balls, […]

The Apple Watch just got a lot better at tracking symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

by Christina Farr| @chrissyfarr The Apple Watch will soon be able to track tremors experienced by Parkinson’s Disease patients to help them manage their condition. Later this year, Apple will release a software update to make it easier for medical researchers to understand the difference between a random movement, and the shakes and dyskinesia that Parkinson’s […]