New Clinical Use for Gocovri

Adamas announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gocovri for a second indication – as an add-on treatment to carbidopa/levodopa in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients who are experiencing OFF episodes. Previously, Gocovri was only approved for treatment of Levodopa-induced dyskinesias. You can learn more about managing dyskinesias and OFF episodes in this webinar. […]

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Finding Hope Together: One Couple’s Journey

Finding Hope Together: One Couple’s Journey   In 61 years of marriage, Sue and Larry have faced their share of challenges ― raising a daughter while working full time, Sue’s return to school and career shift, Larry establishing a new business mid-career while battling prostate cancer, and losing their parents and Larry’s beloved sister. With […]

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT APDA

What’s Happening at APDA   Meet the Researchers: Virtual Research Roundtable In February, we hosted a virtual roundtable event (via Zoom), featuring four APDA-funded researchers. Missed it? Don’t worry — you can find the recording in our Educational Video Library at apdaparkinson.org/videos and watch it anytime! Virtual Events — Anywhere, for Anyone! Visit apdaparkinson.org/events to […]

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New technology from Abbott allows for remote programming of DBS device

Abbott, one of the manufacturers of deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices for Parkinson’s disease (PD) recently released NeuroSphereTM Virtual Clinic, a technology that allows for virtual visits between patients and their DBS neurologist and is the first system to allow for remote programming of the DBS device. Currently, a device can be programmed so that […]

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THE AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS   NEW YORK, NY, March 11, 2021 – At its recent annual meeting, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) announced the election of Thomas K. Penett, Esq. as Chairman of the National Board of Directors. Mr. Penett succeeds former APDA Chairman, Patrick McDermott. […]

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Support Continues for the PD Community

Support Continues for the PD Community Despite the disruption that COVID-19 has caused, APDA was able to make immediate changes and develop extensive online programs and resources for those living with PD, including opportunities for our community to come together safely, connect, and support one another virtually ― thanks to the steadfast loyalty and generosity […]

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