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Published on Oct 3, 2012

Marty Gershe, 71, has been living with Parkinson's for four years. Learn how the National Parkinson Foundation's free Aware in Care kit helped him during an emergency trip to the hospital, and what you can do to get the kit, know the facts and be Aware in Care.

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  1. 1

    NPF Staff Take the #PieItForward Challenge

  2. 2

    Connect.Parkinson: Connecting Anyone Anywhere to Care

  3. 3

    2014 Moving Day PSA

  4. 4

    Allyson Weathers Interview

  5. 5

    Center of Excellence Leadership Conference 2014

  6. 6

    OHSU - Parkinson's Disease: Pharmacological Management of Depression, Anxiety & Psychosis

  7. 7

    OHSU - Therapeutic Approaches for PD: Depression, Anxiety & Psychosis

  8. 8

    OHSU - Overview of Parkinson's Disease

  9. 9

    OHSU - Parkinson's Disease: Managing Depression, Anxiety & Psychosis

  10. 10

    Join Us! NPF Moving Day

  11. 11

    2013 PSA Featuring Katie Couric

  12. 12

    Whatever It Takes to Beat Parkinson's

  13. 13

    Ask the Helpline: What is a Movement Disorder?

  14. 14

    Ask the Helpline: What is a Movement Disorder Specialist?

  15. 15

    Ask the Helpline: Why is Exercise Important for People with Parkinson's?

  16. 16

    Ask the Helpline: Why Does Caregiving Change from Day to Day in Parkinson's Disease?

  17. 17

    Ask the Helpline: What is the National Parkinson Foundation Helpline?

  18. 18

    Message from Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

  19. Aware in Care: Real Stories

  20. 20

    Young Onset Parkinson Conference: Lessons Learned

  21. 21

    Gordon Beckham leads people with Parkinson's in stretches

  22. 22

    Out of the Park for Parkinson's: Gordon Beckham leads stretches

  23. 23

    Interview with Kevin Burkart at the 2012 Parkinson's Unity Walk

  24. 24

    Interview with Parkinson's Superstar Allison Smith-Conway

  25. 25

    Moving Day Recruitment Video

  26. 26

    National Parkinson Foundation Team Hope

  27. 27

    Facts about Aware in Care

  28. 28

    2011 Year in Review

  29. 29

    Moving Day 2011

  30. 30

    Washington, DC Moving Day PSA Featuring Katie Couric

  31. 31

    PSA featuring Katie Couric

  32. 32

    2011 Out of the Park for Parkinson's Public Service Announcement

  33. 33

    Candle Lighting Ceremony for Parkinson's Awareness Month

  34. 34

    Erhla Cantor, Champion of Hope award honoree

  35. 35

    Gordon Beckham accepts Champion of Hope award from the National Parkinson Foundation

  36. 36

    Billy Marsa, winner of the HOPE Award for Community Leadership

  37. 37

    Kevin Burkart, Champion of Hope award honoree

  38. 38

    I Just Wanna Dance

  39. 39

    Unconditional Love

  40. 40

    Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's

  41. 41

    Community Leaders

  42. 42

    Nathan Slewett Remembers

  43. 43

    Why Dance For PD?

  44. 44

    NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough

  45. 45

    Gordon Beckham Public Service Announcement

  46. 46

    Is compulsive behavior a side effect of PD medications?

  47. 47

    What is the impact of PD medications on excessive daytime sleepiness?

  48. 48

    What are some practical strategies for improving the quality of sleep?

  49. 49

    What are the common sleep disorders encountered in patients with PD?

  50. 50

    What do I do if I suspect compulsive behavior in a loved one with PD?

  51. 51

    ¿Cómo se trata el Parkinson? ¿Qué medicamentos están disponibles? ¿Hay una cura?

  52. 52

    ¿Cuáles son las causas del Parkinson? ¿Existen otros trastornos que tienen síntomas similares?

  53. 53

    ¿Cuáles son las diferentes formas y etapas del Parkinson? ¿Cómo es la progresión del Parkinson?

  54. 54

    How is PD diagnosed? ¿Cómo se diagnostica el Parkinson?

  55. 55

    How do I manage non-motor problems such as hypersexuality?

  56. 56

    How does PD and its treatment affect sexual functioning?

  57. 57

    How do I talk to my physician or spouse about sexual dysfunction?

  58. 58

    What are some strategies to prevent falls in PD patients?

  59. 59

    What are the neuroprotective benefits of exercise for PD patients?

  60. 60

    What are some strategies to improve the quality of community care for PD patients?

  61. 61

    What do caregivers need to know?

  62. 62

    Are there any tips to use for freezing?

  63. 63

    How does exercise and music play a role in treatment?

  64. 64

    What does a caregiver need to know about urological dysfunction?

  65. 65

    What are the strategies for managing problems with digestion and constipation?

  66. 66

    What are some strategies for problems with urination?

  67. 67

    How does Parkinson's disease affect the urinary system?

  68. 68

    What does a caregiver need to know about cognitive impairment?

  69. 69

    How do I know if my loved one has experienced psychosis?

  70. 70

    What medications help with cognitive impairment?

  71. 71

    How does Parkinsons disease affect memory?

  72. 72

    What is the progression of Parkinson's disease?

  73. 73

    When and what type of treatment is initiated after diagnosis?

  74. 74

    How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?

  75. 75

    What types of tests and techniques are there for swallowing problems?

  76. 76

    How does speech therapy help Parkinson's patients?

  77. 77

    What do family members need to know about DBS?

  78. 78

    How does the DBS device work?

  79. 79

    What are the risks and benefits of DBS?

  80. 80

    How does DBS surgery work?

  81. 81

    Who is a candidate for DBS?

  82. 82

    What is Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS?

  83. 83

    How can caregivers help with freezing episodes?

  84. 84

    How can falls be prevented?

  85. 85

    What types of exercise or exercise programs are recommended?

  86. 86

    Are there ways to control the rate of progression of the disease?

  87. 87

    Are there any interactions with non-Parkinson's disease medications?

  88. 88

    What are the most common side effects of Parkinson's disease medications?

  89. 89

    What do caregivers need to know about hospital stays and complex medication regimens?

  90. 90

    What are some tips for following a medication schedule?

  91. 91

    What is the best way to keep track of medications?

  92. 92

    When should medications be adjusted?

  93. 93

    What are some of the common misconceptions about Parkinson's disease?

  94. 94

    Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease? How is is treated?

  95. 95

    What are the different forms and stages of Parkinson's disease?

  96. 96

    What are the causes of Parkinson's disease? Are there disorders that have similar symptoms?

  97. 97

    Tips for the caregiver

  98. 98

    Why is comprehensive care or a team approach important?

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