Learn about the promise of telehealth and read an essay from NY Times reporter, Kate Zernike, about the impact of her father’s brain donation by viewing our winter 2014 newsletter.

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Telehealth and Parkinson’s

Could we be returning to the tradition of seeing our doctors at home? In the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, News & Review, PDF examines the potential of virtual visits, or telehealth, for people with Parkinson’s.

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Brain Donation: A Scientist’s Gift to Science

How would you react if a loved one decided to donate their brain to science? NY Times reporter Kate Zernike explores this question in her essay, saying of her father’s decision, “For me … donating his brain was making sure that my father’s suffering mattered. He hated this disease, and I hated it on his behalf. But when he could no longer fight it, we could help him fight it for someone else.”

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Brain Donation: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Why is brain donation so critical to Parkinson’s research and how is it speeding scientific progress? Find out by examining results from PDF-funded brain banks at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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Question of the Week

Why does Parkinson’s impact speech and communication and how can I ease my symptoms?

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