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Ending Parkinson’s Disease

It’s one of the most debilitating brain diseases, and the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s is expected to rise to 12 million by 2040. On The Point, we talk with Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Ray Dorsey two leading Parkinson’s doctors about research into ending the disease and latest advances in care and treatment. Along with Drs. Todd Sherer and Bastiann Bloem they’re the authors of Ending Parkinson’s Disease, A Prescription for Action.


We also talk about local supports and services for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers with

Bill Patjane Executive Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association,

Jeanne Jackson, Care partner of a spouse living with Parkinson’s disease, facilitator of the Mashpee Support Group and a Retired Nurse. And Jay Zavala is a physically active retiree living in Falmouth and a Board Member of the Parkinson Support Network Cape Cod.


For information on programs, services, and information and referral, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466. For more information about programming on the Cape and throughout Massachusetts click here.



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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.