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September 19, 2023

“Shaking Hands with the Devil”

David Plummer: Documenting Parkinson's Stories in Kenya  This touching documentary follows David Plummer, a well-known wildlife photographer, environmentalist, bestselling writer, and motivational speaker, as he copes with Parkinson's disease. Join…
September 8, 2023

AI’s Pioneering Role in Parkinson’s Detection

Scientists report that AI eye scans can spot Parkinson's disease seven years before symptoms. Through the analysis of eye scan data and the application of machine learning, scientists have validated…
Notable Figures
August 31, 2023

“It’s Just Parkinson’s”

From Athlete to Warrior: John Cullen's Fight Against Parkinson's “It’s Just Parkinson’s” is an inspiring documentary that follows JOHN CULLEN, a 62-year-old resident of Florida, as he faces Parkinson's disease…
This Is My Journey
August 28, 2023

Dance into Life

A Webinar Journey into “Movement & Rhythm” on Aug. 29, 2023!Date: August 29, 2023Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT Don't miss out on the upcoming webinar, "Movement & Rhythm,"…
This Is My Journey
August 18, 2023

#ThisIsMyJourney Chapter 6

As the founder of ParkyLife, your constant smile and boundless positivity continue to inspire many. What motivated you to start ParkyLife, and how has it positively affected the Parkinson's community? …
August 4, 2023

Age is Just a Number: 80-Year-Old Parkinson’s Fighter Rockets to Space on Virgin Galactic Flight

Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson's, a Virgin Galactic ticket holder, 80-year-old Jon Goodwinn, is getting ready to become one of the pioneers of paying space tourists. Jon Goodwin, an 80-year-old…
This Is My Journey
July 25, 2023

#ThisIsMyJourney Chapter 5

What should society/the loved ones/caregivers/do to make life easier for a PwP?  Be there to support their loved ones. It takes sacrifice, and the caregiver will likely feel as though…
July 21, 2023

Exploring the Mental Health and Parkinson’s Disease: A Deep Dive into the Portrayal of a PwP in ‘Love and Other Drugs 

"Love and Other Drugs" is a 2010 Hollywood film that follows the lives of Jamie Randall and Maggie Murdock. Set in 1990s Pittsburgh, the movie tells the story of a…
July 14, 2023

A Virtual Lifeline

How An Online Game Transforms Lives Affected by Parkinson's Disease If you're seeking an extraordinary and uplifting story from the virtual realm, look no further than the captivating documentary machinima…
July 4, 2023

The connection between “Sunshine Vitamin D” & Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is one of the most prevalent neurological conditions, primarily affecting the elderly. As individuals age, they exhibit symptoms such as tremors, difficulties with balance, and slowed movements, which…
June 23, 2023

From Patient to Advocate: How Self-Tracking is Empowering Parkinson’s Patients

If you're reading this, you may be someone with Parkinson's disease (PwP), or you may know someone who has it. We won't bore you the usual information about the condition…
June 21, 2023

Can Your Selfie Predict Parkinson’s Disease?  

Artificial Intelligence enables researchers to accurately detect signs of Parkinson's disease by analysing facial muscles. At the University of Rochester, Ehsan Hoque and his team have developed computer vision software…
Notable Figures
June 9, 2023

They are united by two things: their fascinating careers and having Parkinson’s disease. “Movers & Shakers” 

Six friends, all familiar faces, joined forces to shine a spotlight on Parkinson's disease through an impactful podcast. Meeting at a cosy Notting Hill pub, they fearlessly explored the unfiltered…
Notable Figures
June 6, 2023

Standing Strong: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s Unbreakable Bond in the Face of Parkinson’s “Without my Sharon, I’d be f*cking gone.” 

Sharon Osbourne shared her struggles witnessing her husband, Ozzy Osbourne's health decline due to Parkinson's disease, highlighting its profound impact on his life.   Ozzy Osbourne closes Commonwealth Games shouting 'Birmingham…
Notable Figures
June 2, 2023

Life’s Irony: Parkinson’s Disease Hits Physician-Scientist After Decades of Parkinson’s Research

In a cruel twist of fate, decades of dedicated research on Parkinson's disease have led a prominent physician-scientist, Tim Greenamyre, to face the illness he has devoted his life to…
May 30, 2023

Be Prepared! Maximise the Benefits of Your Neurologist Visit with These Tips

Make every second of your Neurologist appointment count! With longer wait times and shorter visits, being prepared is essential. Read on for tips on how to get the most out…
May 26, 2023

Michael J. Fox: Hollywood to Parkinson’s – An Extraordinary Journey

Moving on to the movie of the week: the newly released movie: STILL by Michael J Fox. Witness his remarkable journey from an army base kid to Hollywood stardom, all while facing…
May 24, 2023

Meet Psychiatrist Dr Phill Stutz: Jonah Hill’s Therapist as a PwP

On 4 Parkinson's, this week will be all about movies featuring people with Parkinson's. Phil Stutz, a leading psychiatrist and Parkinson's disease patient, has candid conversations with Jonah Hill in this…
Notable Figures
May 19, 2023

Inspiring Athelets Parkinson’s Can’t Stop Brian Grant and Davis Phinney

Famous athletes Brian Grant and Davis Phinney, both diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, have founded Parkinson's foundations and inspired others to lead active lives despite their condition. After playing 12 successful…
May 16, 2023

‘My Burger Eats My Levodopa’: Relearning to Eat with Parkinson’s 

Nutrition plays a significant role in managing Parkinson's disease. While it cannot cure the condition, a healthy diet can support overall health and alleviate some symptoms. The absorption of PD…
May 12, 2023

The Unseen Side of Parkinson’s Disease: “This is not a ‘funny walk,’ and I’m not drunk.”

"Did you know that People with Parkinson's face prejudice that makes them hesitant to socialize or go out? It's a harsh reality that needs more attention." Imagine being in a…
May 5, 2023

Exercise & BareFoot
Kick Off Your Shoes!

The best communication between your feet and brain happens when you are barefoot, so take off your shoes to enjoy the full benefits of these exercises! We were born barefoot,…
This Is My Journey
April 27, 2023

#ThisIsMyJourney Chapter 4

What should society/your loved ones/your caregivers/your friends do to make life easier for a PWP (person with Parkinson's)?  A diagnosis of PD is usually highly disruptive.  So it will be…
This Is My Journey
April 18, 2023

#ThisIsMyJourney Chapter 3

What should society/your loved ones/your caregivers/your friends do to make life easier for a PWP (person with Parkinson’s)?  We should not be seen as patients but as regular, healthy people.…
This Is My Journey
April 12, 2023

#ThisIsMyJourney Chapter 2

What should society/your loved ones/your caregivers/your friends do to make life easier for a PWP (person with Parkinson's)?    Understand that people with PD sometimes have days when they need a…
This Is My Journey
April 11, 2023

#ThisIsMyJourney Chapter 1

Today is World Parkinson's Day. As of today, 4Parkinson's Community will be sharing insights from People with Parkinson's, caregivers, healthcare providers from all over the world. Everybody's journey with Parkinson's…
April 4, 2023

a Parkinson’s Documentary

"I didn't want the world to think I just faded away. I have Parkinson's." -Valerie Perrine. Actress Valerie Perrine opens up to the world about her journey with PD in a new documentary with Passion River…
Notable Figures
April 4, 2023

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

Ali made Parkinson’s his enemy, dedicating a decade of his life to fighting it. He seized the opportunity that came to him and turned it into a new cause for…
March 19, 2023

The Long Road to Hope: Ending Parkinson’s Disease

Lend an ear to twelve incredible individuals with Parkinson's and witness their journey. This documentary is based on the book "Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action". To watch the…

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