Join Us at the World Parkinson Congress to Be Held on September 20-23, 2016 in Oregon


Find our booth #19, and look for our Poster Presentation on Nutrition and Parkinson’s


KINGSTON, N.J., September 8, 2016/ -- The Parkinson Alliance hopes to see you at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) to be held on September 20 through 23, 2016, in Portland, Oregon’s Convention Center.  We will be presenting a poster on Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease.  In addition to being at the poster session, we will have a booth and we hope that you can stop by and learn about the work we do year-round to fight Parkinson’s disease (PD).  

Poster Presentation

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, between 11:30 am through 1:30 pm, we will be presenting the results from our recent survey-based research entitled, Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease:  A Closer Look at the Patient’s Perspective.  Look for Abstract #795 or Poster # P13.20.

For people with PD, diet and nutrition are particularly important.  The vast majority of participants in our research believe that diet/nutrition is important in managing symptoms of PD, but almost half of the participants perceive themselves as not eating healthily the majority of the time, and very few have been educated about or have been recommended to follow a specific diet.  Additionally, motor symptoms (i.e., tremor, slowness of movement, swallowing difficulties, etc.) and non-motor symptoms (i.e., constipation, changes in smell and taste, depression, etc.) may be barriers to optimal nutrition and diet management, and increased assistance from others may become necessary.  Information about and recommendations pertaining to nutrition management and eating behaviors for individuals with PD will be presented at the conference. 

The report for this survey is available for download at

Our Booth

Visit our booth #19 in the Partners Alley and learn all about how you can join the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, Team Parkinson, and participate in our patient surveys!

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About The Parkinson Alliance
The Parkinson Alliance is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for Parkinson’s research and improving the quality of life in the DBS community.  After undergoing bi-lateral DBS in 2000, Margaret Tuchman, President of PA, founded to keep the community informed.

Carol Walton
The Parkinson Alliance

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