Patient & Caregiver Resources
An estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson's Disease.
Skypass Foundation aims to provide a resource to those suffering from Parkinson's, as well as the caregivers and medical professionals that support them. Our goal is to empower those afflicted, educate those that provide care and equip medical professionals in this field.
WHAT IS PARKINSON'S DISEASE?
Parkinson's Disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects movement.
It is the second-most common age-related neurological disorder after Alzheimer's Disease. Effective management of this disease entails drug therapy, physical and speech therapy, good nutrition and exercise. As much as motor symptoms of Parkinson's are well-controlled with the above measures, non-motor symptoms emerging with disease progression contribute to ongoing disability in advanced stages.
PATIENT & CAREGIVER SYMPOSIUM
PATIENT AND CAREGIVER
Skypass Foundation is pleased to announce our first Parkinson's Disease Patient & Caregiver Symposium, in collaboration with the U.T. Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Brain Institute.
The goal of this symposium is to educate patients and caregivers about the natural history, pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment of the disease.
This is a FREE event that will be held in the fall of 2020 at the Omni Mandalay Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. If you are interested in obtaining more information about this event or receiving a notification of the new date, please click here.
Our "Ask the Doctor" seminars are held at our corporate office in Irving, Texas, and each session features a different topic & speaker. The goal of these sessions is to allow Parkinson's Disease patients & caregivers to interact directly with medical professionals and ask their questions in an intimate setting. Each workshop is designed to give patients tools & resources to have the best quality of life possible, while educating caregivers on how to best provide support for their loved one.
These workshops are temporarily being held online due to Covid-19. For more information, please click here.