A roundup of Parkinson’s news: Arts project aims to help patients, Show Us Your Shake and new Dementia study.
Here’s what happening in the world of Parkinson’s.
– A Toronto arts project looks to combine dance, comedy with Parkinson’s therapy. It’s a three-year project led by OpenLab that will aim to provide Parkinson’s remedies by artists who work in medical settings.
-Motivational speaker John Baumann will be coming to Toronto as part of the World Parkinson’s Program later this month. Baumann is former corporate attorney who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in his late 30s.
– A Barrie man is launching a Parkinson’s awareness program called “Show us your Shake.” Greg McGinnis has started a social media awareness campaign that encourages people to post videos of themselves making protein shakes. So far the campaign has raised $1,909.
– A new study shows predictive markers for identifying which patients are at highest risk of dementia. Dementia will develop in about 80 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease.