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Living well with Parkinson’s includes an array of aspects, including hearing the stories of other PwPs (People with Parkinson’s). As people listen, understand, and identify points that resonate within these stories, they are able to benefit from the solidarity that naturally ensues.  Because of this inherent value of staying connected with others who are also battling the disease, Power Over Parkinson’s has interviewed and shared the stories of a number of PwPs through its POP Profile series.

In addition to interviewing courageous people who are fighting Parkinson's Disease, we are also continuing to broaden our scope and provide meaningful interviews with people who work within the movement disorder arena - health professionals, fitness experts, drug and research companies and other non-profits all have a story to tell regarding how they're impacting positive change for people with neurological disease. 

 

We thank all of those fighters and professionals who have shared their story as part of this series.

To view the POP Profiles series, please visit our YouTube channel.

Parkinson’s & Diet: Getting Back to Basics
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Parkinson’s & Diet: Getting Back to Basics

Dr. Erin Presant, board-certified neurologist and certified culinary medical specialist, shares tangible insight on what it means to use food as medicine and how people with Parkinson’s should be employing this concept. She also dispels common misconceptions associated with our diet culture and how “getting back to basics” should be the thread that runs through our culinary choices. ❤️ Did you know that $100 pays for a significant portion of one exercise class for people with Parkinson's? No matter the size, we appreciate your support and every dollar goes directly towards providing impactful wellness programs. Donate today: https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U 🎙 Interviews with leading health professionals and stories from people with Parkinson's: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l 🏋️‍♀️ At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 𝗫 X | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Donate | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #diet
Perioperative Cognitive Medicine: The Importance of Accounting for the Brain in Surgical Settings
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Perioperative Cognitive Medicine: The Importance of Accounting for the Brain in Surgical Settings

Join us as we sit down with Dr. Catherine Crenshaw, Neuropsychologist and the Director of the Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network (PeCAN) at the University of Florida, for another targeted discussion related to Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Crenshaw conducts imperative work as it relates to cognitive changes for older adults who have elected surgery with anesthesia. Listen as Dr. Crenshaw clearly describes the gaps in care and ultimately a clear plan for including the brain as a vital organ pre and post surgery by utilizing cognitive assessments to ensure the best surgical outcomes and ultimately mitigate cognitive impairments following surgery. 🎙 Interviews with leading health professionals and stories from people with Parkinson's: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l ❤️ Did you know that $100 pays for a significant portion of one exercise class for people with Parkinson's? No matter the size, we appreciate your support and every dollar goes directly towards providing impactful wellness programs. Donate today: https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U 🏋️‍♀️ At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 🐦 Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Donate | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music #parkinsons #perioperative #brain
Emerging Therapies in Parkinson's Disease
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Emerging Therapies in Parkinson's Disease

In this installment of our POP Profile Series we sit down with Dr. Alberto Espay, Professor, Director, and Endowed Chair of James and Joan Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Espay’s exuberance and passion for researching future therapies in Parkinson’s Disease is palpable and his novel approach in deconstructing barriers that accompany disease labels is profoundly impactful. Gardner Center for PD: https://www.uchealth.com/en/neuroscience-institute/parkinsons-disease-and-movement-disorders-center CCBP: https://ccbpstudy.com 🎙 Interviews with leading health professionals and stories from people with Parkinson's: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l ❤️ Did you know that $100 pays for a significant portion of one exercise class for people with Parkinson's? No matter the size, we appreciate your support and every dollar goes directly towards providing impactful wellness programs. Donate today: https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U 🏋️‍♀️ At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 🐦 Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Donate | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music Music by Bensound.com License code: OP9HHHHMV1VBMTSX #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #interview
A Beginners Guide: Parkinson’s Disease and Speech
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A Beginners Guide: Parkinson’s Disease and Speech

Listen as Dr. Woodford Beech, Speech-Language Pathologist at the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Center of Excellence, shares an overview of speech and swallowing changes in Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Beech gives practical guidance and advice on managing these potential challenges with a clear understanding of the critical balance between mitigating every symptom and ensuring quality-of-life (i.e. - one’s life outside Parkinson’s). 🎙Interviews with People with Parkinson's and health professionals: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l 🏋️‍♀️At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research and people's journey's with Parkinson's, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 🐦 Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Give Power | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsspeech
Parkinson’s Journey: A woman’s story of love, raw determination and survival
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Parkinson’s Journey: A woman’s story of love, raw determination and survival

Listen as Leslie Davidson, author of Dancing in Small Spaces and person with Parkinson’s Disease, shares her inspiration behind her candid memoir on the life she built with her beloved husband, Lincoln. After receiving two devastating progressive diagnoses - she with Parkinson’s and he with Lewy Body Dementia - Leslie and Lincoln managed to not only utilize the strength in their relationship to process their respective diagnoses, but also harness the determination they needed as they managed the diseases through gratitude, humor, and, yes, a few tears. As you listen, you’ll be struck by Leslie’s calmness and acceptance, particularly around the passing of Lincoln, as well as how she now navigates Parkinson’s every day with grace, honesty, and acceptance. Get the book today! https://a.co/d/20HrsXa 🎙Interviews with People with Parkinson's and health professionals: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l 🏋️‍♀️At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research and people's journey's with Parkinson's, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 🐦 Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Give Power | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsawareness
Parkinson’s Advancements: Technology, Surveillance, and Gait Research
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Parkinson’s Advancements: Technology, Surveillance, and Gait Research

Listen as Dr. Christine Esper, Associate Professor within the Department of Neurology at Emory University, shares many advancements within the Parkinson’s Disease space. Dr. Esper elaborates on her work within the Emory Brain Health Center’s 3D Motion Capture Lab and how both gait and tremor in Parkinson’s are being analyzed. Dr. Esper also shares how she’s been on the forefront of examining how DBS tele-programming can be successfully done. Finally, Parkinson’s Disease (along with MS) were the first two diseases selected by the CDC as part of their National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System (NNCSS) and Dr. Esper is on the team helping to track the epidemiology of neurological conditions. The aim of the NNCSS is to derive actionable and timely information to increase understanding of neurological conditions and catalyze research into causes, diagnosis, and treatment. See how important wellness and physical activity is for Parkinson's: 🎙Interviews with People with Parkinson's and health professionals: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l 🏋️‍♀️At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research and people's journey's with Parkinson's, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 🐦 Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Give Power | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsexercise
The Unshakeable MD: A Parkinson's Disease Inspiration
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The Unshakeable MD: A Parkinson's Disease Inspiration

Listen as Dr. Soania Mathur, a Parkinson's warrior and advocate, shares her journey to diagnosis, how she remains optimistic, and her motivation behind authoring two books: My GrandPa's Shaky Hands & Shaky Hands. My GrandPa's Shaky Hands: https://a.co/d/1EgIZS2 Shaky Hands: https://a.co/d/1Q4JTUz See how important wellness and physical activity is for Parkinson's: 🎙Interviews with People with Parkinson's and health professionals: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l 🏋️‍♀️At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research and people's journey's with Parkinson's, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 🐦 Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Give Power | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsbook
Gut-Brain Connection in Parkinson’s Disease
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Gut-Brain Connection in Parkinson’s Disease

Listen as Dr. Richard Manfready, Instructor in Medicine in Digestive Diseases at Rush University Medical Center, shares the gut-brain connection in Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Manfready elaborates on his research that has him working backwards in a remarkable way. He has taken the known factors about Parkinson’s – loss of dopamine producing cells due to misfolded proteins - and has notably taken a step back from there. By finding that inflammation can cause proteins to misfold, and working backward, he’s asked the question: what causes the inflammation? Listen as he comments on what he’s finding as a reason for this disease-inducing inflammation. 🎙Interviews with People with Parkinson's and health professionals: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVXqK9u-czw3b-DW4FMogc0l 🏋️‍♀️At home exercises routines to support mobility and wellness: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENR1lpvyYVWaWj3FQ2xQn449hnQLPAj0 ✅ Subscribe to get wellness exercises, hear advancements in research and people's journey's with Parkinson's, and more - https://t.ly/zI2U // CONNECT WITH POP 🖥 Website | https://www.poweroverpd.org 🐦 Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/poweroverpd 👍 Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/poweroverpd 📸 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/poweroverpd 🎧 Podcast | http://t.ly/Nqzq 💪 Give Power | https://www.poweroverpd.org/donations // WHO WE ARE Power Over Parkinson's (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 📺 See our trailer: https://youtu.be/aHzYlyLkWlU 🎵 https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #guthealth
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