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ParkinsonLink: Meet Our People with Parkinson's Advisory Council

PDF is pleased to introduce the 14 members of our People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council. Meet these outstanding individuals and browse other highlights from the Summer 2011 issue of PDF News & Review.


Meet the Members of PPAC

After a national application process, 14 people living with Parkinson’s and care partners from 11 states were selected for PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, a group charged with driving our work to improve the lives and futures of people living with Parkinson’s. From Maria De Leon, M.D., of Nacogdoches, TX, an experienced movement disorders specialist, to Tom Palizzi of Denver, CO, an executive at a leading software company, the new members all bring a rich diversity of backgrounds and skills to the Parkinson’s cause. Find out more about these members and share with them your thoughts on the needs of the Parkinson’s community.

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Order the Newest Publications

Knowledge is power. PDF has updated several of its free educational publications about Parkinson’s and added several new ones, including:

  • Parkinson's Disease Resource List, Second Edition
  • Getting Involved in Parkinson's Research
  • Q & A, Sixth Edition
  • Parkinson’s Fact Sheets (new topics include: Nutrition, Impulse Control, Care Partner Tips and more)

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Cognition and Parkinson's

The possibility of developing cognitive symptoms can be especially worrisome for families affected by Parkinson’s. What should you know? How can you talk to your doctor about these issues? Find tips in this article from Alexander Tröster, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Upcoming Parkinson's Events

Wednesday, August 3,
Houston Area Parkinson Society Summer Lecture Series (Houston, TX)

Wednesday, September 14,
Morris K Udall Awards Dinner
(Washington, DC)

Thursday, October 20 — Saturday, October 22,
PDF Clinical Research Learning Institute — Northeast Region
(Florham Park, NJ)

Monday, November 14,
PDF Carnaval at the Copa
(New York, NY)

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