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2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk & 5K: Event Recap

Thanks to the PAA Jr. Board and other volunteers, the 2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk & 5K was a huge success! This years event included 350 participants and raised over…CLICK TO READ MORE

Parkinson’s patients find balance, stamina in ‘Rock Steady’ fitness class

By Kym Klass

Jack Noble has noticed two positive changes in his body since attending the Rock Steady Boxing class at MetroFitness: his breathing, and his stamina.

The 85-year-old was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease four years ago, and in this new class brought to the east Montgomery fitness center that focuses on strength, balance and agility, Noble appreciates it for its movement and for “really feeling like I’m getting a workout.”

With more than 10 million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease — 60,000 Americans are diagnosed every year — exercise has been proven to help alleviate…CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

 

ParkinsonTV Episode 1: Exercise and Parkinson’s

PAA is thrilled to highlight ParkinsonTV, a PD information resource initiative for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals piloted by the University of Rochester, in collaboration with Dr. Bas Bloem and Radboud University in the Netherlands.

This educational TV series brings together neurologists, patients, and topic experts to discuss different aspects of living with Parkinson’s and ways to maximize quality of life. The first season will consist of six episodes on exercise, medication, nutrition, advanced therapies, speech therapy, and occupational therapy with new episodes airing each Tuesday at 8:00PM.

2015 Birmingham Symposium Video Recap 5: Exercise RX for PD by Marcas Bamman

We are pleased to present part 5 of an 8 part video series recapping the 2015 Birmingham Symposium hosted by The Parkinson Association of Alabama. Click the following link to watch the video: Exercise RX for PD by Dr. Marcas Bamman.