By Rachel Dolhun, MD Levodopa was approved to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD) nearly 50 years ago and today it remains the “gold standard” of treatment. As levodopa is the most effective medication to ease Parkinson’s symptoms, most people will take it at some point in the course of their disease. Misconceptions surrounding it, though, can […]
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By Kristen Teesdale Adamas Pharmaceuticals yesterday announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of an extended-release formulation of amantadine (GOCOVRI) to treat dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease (PD). This is the first drug indicated specifically for dyskinesia — uncontrolled, involuntary movements that can develop with long-term levodopa use. Extended-release amantadine is intended to be taken […]
PAA is thrilled to highlight a new support group called Shaking up LA (Lower Alabama). Lead by John Carmichael, this support group serves the Flomaton, Bay Minette, and Atmore area’s of Alabama. The first meeting of Shaking up LA is September 9th at 9:00 AM from the Atmore Community Hospital Auditorium. This meeting is open to all Parkinson’s fighters, […]
PAA is pleased to announce a Parkinsons’s Regeneration Training workshop on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Atmore Community Hospital. This interactive workshop for fitness, wellness, and medical professionals, along with those affected by Parkinson’s Disease, will first provide participants with a better understanding of the following: Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and its symptoms […]
Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study.
The Tanner Foundation for Neurological Diseases will host its annual Neurological Conference on October 3, 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 […]
Find a Cure Panel (FACP) specializes in patient research for rare and serious diseases and they have some confidential and anonymous online research for people and caregivers with PD. If you complete the survey, FACP will donate $50 to the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama. The completed survey is tracked anonymously off the customized link below. To […]
PAA is excited to announce that it will be the beneficiary of give back night at Taj India and we are so thankful for there continued support. Join us Tuesday, June 27th from 5 PM to 10 PM at their location on 2226 Highland Avenue South. 10% of the sales that evening will benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama […]
PAA is thrilled to be the beneficiary of a Kendra Gives Back Event! Join us this Tuesday, June 20th from 5 PM to 8 PM from Kendra Scott at the Summit for sips, sweets and jewels. 20% of the Proceeds benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and we look forward to seeing you there!