Examine how Parkinson's Disease is now approached with a new perspective, thanks to doctors, researchers, and patients who are driving the science. Meet men and women from all walks of life who struggle to delay their disease progression, including former Sacramento Kings power forward Brian Grant.
TREATMENT OPTIONS Sacramento area neurologists discuss the various treatment options for Parkinson's disease, including various therapies, medication, and Deep Brain Stimulation.
BRIAN GRANT INTERVIEW Former Sacramento Kings power forward Brian Grant discusses his Parkinson's diagnosis, his symptoms, and his new passion for supporting those who are newly diagnosed.
DIAGNOSIS AND THE DATSCAN Northern California doctors discuss how they diagnose Parkinson's disease, and the role a new imaging technique called the DaTscan.
CHEVO RAMIREZ INTERVIEW Retired Sacramento business leader Chevo Ramirez discusses his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, and his effort to educate the public about this neurodegenerative disorder.
EXERCISE, ACTIVITY AND HOBBIES UC Davis neurologist Norika Malhado-Chang discusses exercise, activity, and hobbies as components of treatment for Parkinson's disease.
The following resources can provide:
- Current disease/research information
- Education surrounding symptoms and treatments
- Emotional support
- Information and support programs for parkinson’s wellness, exercise, and nutrition
- Referrals to health professionals and community resources for local support
Parkinson Association of Northern California
7840 Madison Avenue, Suite 107
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
The Parkinson Association of Northern California(PANC) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to contributing to the lives of people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers.
For a list of local and regional support groups in our viewing area and contact info for each:
The Chevo Foundation
The Chevo Foundation's mission is to raise resources for Parkinson’s research, support and education. All of the proceeds will be used to help raise awareness and resources for Parkinson’s research and education for those directly and indirectly affected by the disease, and awareness of those not yet diagnosed.
Dance for Parkinson’s
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop
2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:15 PM
For information and registration: call Ruth Rosenberg at (530) 752-6113
Additional information: Davis Dance for Parkinson’s webpage
Sponsoring organizations: Mondavi Center, Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, Parkinson Association of Northern California
Lead teachers: Pamela Trokanski and Bobbie Bolden
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation
UC Davis Study On Parkinson's
The Clinical and Translational Science Center at UC Davis Health System is conducting a clinical study of a new medication for hypotension associated with Parkinson's Disease. For more information, please call the research team at (916) 703-9174 or (916) 734-6523.
Brian Grant Foundation
The mission of the Brian Grant Foundation is to empower those impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives. BGF was established in 2010, following Brian’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s in 2008.
The Brian Grant Foundation will host a Powering Forward Wellness Retreat for Parkinson's patients and their caregivers in Sacramento on October 4, 2014. Call (503) 274-9382 for information.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
Living With Parkinson's
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As part of KVIE's Focus on Health, this episode was sponsored by UC Davis Health System.