Mission: To improve the quality of life of people with parkinson's disease and their caregivers.
Programs: Parkinson's partners: parkinson's partners is a program which services both people with pd and their families, by partnering with professional services, health care providers, and therapists for services they may need in their care. Ncf works to educate both people with pd and their loved ones so they can have a more informed dialogue with their physicians. Ncf also educates our professional care providers about parkinson's disease treatments. Parkinson's families often experience social isolation due to physical and other limitations, therefore ncf provides opporturnities for pd families to meet, and enjoy company all a part of monthly programs in sarasota, nort port and venice.
distinguished speakers: parkinson's patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals are eager for education and information on the latest research, movement therapy, speech therapy and other supportive services. Topics may include the latest in exercise, music therapy, various other therapies and nutrition among topics.
annual parkinson's symposium: this is one of the nation's largest patient, caregiver and health professional summits on parkinson's disease, drawing 500-plus attendees to sarasota memorial's institute for advanced medicine annually. Renowned physicians with specialties in parkinson's speak on the latest research and development. The symposium provides ceu's for healthcare professionals and information for patients. Topics may include the latest in stem cell research, deep brain stimulation and pharmaceutical developments among other topics.
Professional with expertise in this field
"Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's gave me a family and made me feel powerful in the face of daunting challenges." Heard every day by Care Advisors and patient families. Neuro Challenge served over 1000 individuals in 2013...an unduplicated count. It has 11 active board members from medical, philanthropic and Parkinson's backgrounds. The board oversees all finances. Administrative and fundraising costs are under 25%. Offering the largest Parkinson's symposium in North America another 500+ families and medical personnel come to hear the latest in Parkinson's research.