Podcast: New to Parkinson’s? Steps to Take Today (Webinar)
Monday, 8th March 2021
In this audio from our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Larry Gifford, Patient Council member at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, leads a discussion on navigating a new Parkinson’s diagnosis.
- Phil Alongi, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019. He discusses how he shared the diagnosis with his family and why he enrolled in the Foundation’s landmark study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). (Learn more about Phil.)
- Jerome P. Lisk, MD, FAAN, talks about what Parkinson’s is and why seeing a movement disorder specialist — a neurologist specifically trained in Parkinson’s — is critical to building your care team.
- Marie H. Saint-Hilaire, MD, shares the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including following the Mediterranean diet and getting enough exercise, as well as participating in research.