Save the Date! Taste for a Cure 2020

Save the date Birmingham! PAA is thrilled to announce that Taste for a Cure 2020 is Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you again at Haven for another great evening of:

Proceeds benefit medical research towards a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Tickets will be on sale soon and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the latest updates. If you’d like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Bibby Bailey for more information.

LSVT BIG Seminar for people with Parkinsons – Cancelled

The LSVT Global seminar, previously scheduled for April 19, 2020 in Birmingham, has been cancelled.

 

LSVT Global invites you to a free, one-hour presentation on the effective, evidence- based LSVT BIG treatment program on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at UAB West Pavilion Conference Center (Room E) in Birmingham from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Following this educational lecture, we invite individuals with PD to try the LSVT BIG exercises with physical and occupational therapists who are attending our LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course this same weekend.

This seminar is free but has limited capacity. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at 888.438.5788 or info@LSVTGlobal.com.

Visit our events calendar here for full event details or click this link to review the LSVT BIG Seminar Brochure.

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

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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 patients experience when they’re getting treated with medications.

Apple made the announcement this week at its developer conference, WWDC.

The new “movement disorder API” will accelerate research that’s already underway in how wearable devices can be used to track the progression of Parkinson’s, said Peter Schmidt, a Parkinson’s researcher and vice dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, who has been advising Apple’s health team.

About 60,000 people are diagnosed every year with Parkinson’s in the U.S. alone and an estimated 10 million people have the disease globally. Not all of these patients will have access to an Apple Watch, or be able to afford one, but Apple is starting to work with health insurance companies like Aetna in figuring out ways to subsidize the cost.

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Source: CNBC