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Neuroscience Cafe: Sleep, Life Balance, and Parkinson’s Disease

The March NeuroScience Cafe is this Thursday, March 14 and covers Sleep, Life Balance, and Parkinson’s Disease. Brought to you by UAB’s Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), the March cafe will be held at the Emmet O’Neal Library (Community Meeting Room, Emmet O’Neal Library 50 Oak St., Mountain Brook, AL 35213). For more information visit the event page.

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

Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Impact on Parkinson’s Disease

The May NeuroScience Cafe is right around the corner and this month’s topic is Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Impact on Parkinson’s Disease. Brought to you by UAB’s Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), the May cafe will be held at the Hoover Public Library (200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216) Monday, May 21 at 6:30 PM and lead by Dr. Marcas Bamman from the Department of Neurology at UAB.

The overall goal of these cafés is to help educate the public on the latest clinical care and neuroscience-related research taking place at UAB. Our audience is typically made up of older adults as well as individuals and family members who have been affected by the topic. The program runs for about an hour and is very casual and relaxed!

We would love for anyone involved in the Parkinson Association of Alabama to come and learn about the insights from neuroscience research.

Naked Art to celebrate Valentine’s, raise money for local causes

PAA is thrilled to be the beneficiary of a Parkinson’s Patients Art Show, hosted by Naked Art Gallery. Below is a great article from Iron City Ink that details the personal connection between Parkinson’s Disease and Vero Vanblaere, owner of the Naked Art Gallery.

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Source: Iron City Ink

A Show of Art by Parkinson’s Patients

PAA is thrilled to be the beneficiary of an art show featuring art by Parkinson’s patients! We hope you’ll join us on Friday, February 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Naked Art Gallery (3831 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222) for this unique showcase of talented artists.

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January CNC NeuroScience Cafe: The Brain-Gut Connection

The January NeuroScience Cafe is right around the corner and this month’s topic is The Brain-Gut Connection: Parkinson’s Disease. Brought to you by UAB’s Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), the January cafe will be held at the Hoover Public Library (200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216) on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 PM and lead by Dr. Haydeh Payami from the Department of Neurology at UAB.

The overall goal of these cafés is to help educate the public on the latest clinical care and neuroscience-related research taking place at UAB. Our audience is typically made up of older adults as well as individuals and family members who have been affected by the topic. The program runs for about an hour and is very casual and relaxed!

We would love for anyone involved in the Parkinson Association of Alabama to come and learn about the insights from neuroscience research

FUNKSGIVING 2015 – Tickets on Sale Now!

The Parkinson’s Association of Central Alabama (PACA) is one of our cherished partners. They understand there is power in numbers and we appreciate their commitment to collaboration with the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and other national and regional organizations to accelerate a cure for Parkinsos’s Disease.

We are excited to announce that PACA gas been selected as the beneficiary for the 2015 FUNKSGIVING Concert hosted by Live & ListenThis years event features Robert Randolph & The Family Band, McLovins, and BYOG from Montgomery’s Union Station Train Shed on November 27th at 7:00 PM. General Admission and VIP tickets are available and may be purchased from the link below:

Tickets for FUNKSGIVING are on sale now!

 

FUNKSGIVING is an annual event held the day after Thanksgiving that highlights an area charity and offers an entertainment alternative or accompaniment to Black Friday, Turkey Trots, or television’s “Wall of Football”. We hope FUNKSGIVING becomes your new favorite day-after-Thanksgiving tradition and look forward to seeing you this year!

Live & Listen is a music production and apparel company committed to delivering unique music events and products that give back to the community. They produce multiple live music events each year and we encourage you to attend FUNKSGIVING or any of their other great events.