health-radio-header

Health Topics A-Z

2

3

5

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

Z

Latest Science on Parkinson’s Disease

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Parkinson's disease has no cure. But, new developments can help those with Parkinson's lead a quality life.
Air Date: 6/29/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Eli Pollard, Executive Director, World Parkinson Coalition
Eli PollardElizabeth "Eli" Pollard has been with the World Parkinson Coalition from its inception in 2004 and helped steer the organization, alongside world renowned Parkinsonologist and WPC founder, Dr. Stanley Fahn. Together they worked to grow WPC Inc. from it's sole purpose, of hosting a triennial global Congress on Parkinson's disease, to it's more meaningful place in the community today, as a hub for many of the global PD organizations to connect and intersect online, on teleconferences, or in person at the Congresses. Eli is thrilled with the opportunity to meet the members of the community, to help build the WPC Legacy, and to watch as leading researchers, clinicians, people with Parkinson's and others work together to bring us closer to finding the cause(s) of Parkinson's and a cure for the disease.

Eli graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree, and the School for International Training with a Master's degree in International & Intercultural Management. She spent most of her 20s living outside the US in Zimbabwe, Switzerland, and Japan with lengthy stays for research or travel in India, China, and Thailand. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two rambunctious children who keep her on her toes when she's not knee deep in WPC work.
Latest Science on Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson's disease is a motor system disorder. Some symptoms are trembling, stiffness, slowness and impaired coordination. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease.

However, new developments are making symptom management easier. For example, there are now patches and nasal sprays for those who have difficulty swallowing pills because of the condition.

Thanks to social media, people with Parkinson's don't have to feel so alone. It is easier to contact others who have the same condition. There are support groups and communities for sufferers and caretakers.

World Parkinson Congress is a triennial meeting that covers the latest on the disease. Talks vary from the latest research to techniques for care.

Listen in as Eli Pollard of World Parkinson Coalition joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share the latest developments in easing Parkinson's symptoms.