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Source: AZO Network
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Source: AZO Network
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Source: AZO Network
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Source: AZO Network
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Research highlights the association between gout and neurodegenerative diseases, revealing that gout patients exhibit smaller brain volumes, increased brain iron markers, and a higher incidence of conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, and essential tremor, particularly within the first three years after diagnosis.

Source: AZO Network
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The findings of a major international trial to test a high-tech, scalpel-free approach to treating movement problems caused by Parkinson’s disease have been published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

Source: AZO Network
May 13, 2023

Movement Disorders
Foundation of Arizona

The Movement Disorders Foundation of Arizona is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with movement disorders, with a particular focus on Parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease.

From providing free community services to novel treatment procedures, the Foundation is dedicated in establishing proper care and support to the people afflicted with movement disorders and their families. We believe that by providing the programs and opportunities that focus on managing their disability, we can enrich the lives of people living with movement disorders here in our community.

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Support our Foundation

The Movement Disorders Foundation of Arizona is focused on helping people living with movement disorders, with particular focus on Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism.

Help support the Foundation's mission to enrich the lives of people living with movement disorders through education, research, and community support. With your help, you would be empowering the Foundation to help these people pursue wellness and enable them to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Audience Testimonials

Aug 1, 2022
"Very good stimulation and variety."
Jul 25, 2022
"I believe I have been to all the boxing classes (zoom, 4). This is the best one yet. To make it even better, more class participation with students counting the exercises with the instructor (good voice training). One, Two, three, etc,"
Jun 3, 2022
"This has been a really eye opening program for me."
Jun 3, 2022
"Excellent presentation by Dr Subraheinem (SP). She gave answers to questions that were on point"
Jun 3, 2022
"The Wellness Webinar was a big help. Thank you! Let’s have more of this coz it gives encouragement to PD patients and to caregivers."
Jun 3, 2022
"Outstanding webinar! Breakout rooms were enjoyable. Learned a lot from the speakers."
Mar 11, 2022
"Thank you for such in-depth descriptions & explanations of the topics. I probably won’t remember the difficult names of meds mentioned, but I will remember that there are meds for Hallucinations, & other side effects. It was very informative. Blessings"
Mar 11, 2022
"Fantastic learning experience"
Mar 11, 2022
"I would like to share this talk with my sister who was diagnosed with PD"
Mar 11, 2022
"The breakout rooms are helpful. The sponsor videos were a bit choppy. The webinar was very enjoyable and educational. Kudos to the MDFA."
Nov 19, 2021
"5 stars for both speakers! Information relevant to me and my desire to become more well-informed regarding disease."
Nov 19, 2021
"This was really a very very good webinar. Kudos to the organizers. The breakout rooms were much better this time. I am looking forward to the next webinar."
Nov 19, 2021
"Outstanding webinar. The Q & A portion is really informative and engaging."
Aug 27, 2021
"The webinars are very insightful. Thank you for making it available."
Aug 27, 2021
"Very good seminar. Learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one."
Aug 27, 2021
"It was fantastic and I was very grateful. The two doctors were really really wonderful"
Aug 27, 2021
"Very interesting subject regarding gastrointestinal symptoms. Very good information and was easy to understand."
* It is MDFA's confidentiality policy to protect the identity of its patients

Event Calendar

Aug 24

Educational Webinar
Dementia and MCI in PD, Parkinsonian Disorders and Alzheimer’s

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Jul 19

Educational Webinar
Deep Brain Stimulation: Patient Educational Program

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Jun 8

Educational Webinar
Controversies in Managing Parkinson's Disease, Tardive Dyskinesias & Huntington's Disease: Part 2

Event Schedule
Saturday - AZ Time

In Person: Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors

"Controversies in Managing Parkinson's Disease, Tardive Dyskinesias & Huntington's Disease: Part 2"


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May 31

Deep Brain Stimulation: Patient Educational Program

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Watch our Previous Webinars

Controversies in Managing Parkinson's Disease, Tardive Dyskinesias & Huntington's Disease: Part 2
Jun 8, 2024

Dr. Ospina and Dr. Evidente will be discussing controversial issues in managing Parkinson's disease that patients often ask about. These include: Are there ways to slow down PD? Can we prevent PD? Are there food items that are beneficial or harmful for PD? If medicines are no longer very effective, what are the alternatives to managing PD? Are natural sources of dopamine better than medications?

Controversies in the Use of Medications, Herbs and Early DBS for Parkinson's
Mar 23, 2024

(1) Should levodopa be started early or late in PD?; (2) Should elderly patients be put on dopamine agonists?; (3) How strong is the evidence for efficacy of supplements for PD?; (4) Are natural sources of levodopa better than synthetic levodopa pills?; (5) Can cannabis help PD symptoms and is it safe for PD?; (6) Should deep brain stimulation (DBS) be offered earlier in PD rather than later?

Detecting and Targeting Alpha Synuclein: Are We on a Path Toward a Cure for Parkinson's?
Sep 23, 2023

Research has shown that the abnormal protein that accumulates in the cells in Parkinson’s Disease and leads to degeneration of cells is phosphorylated alpha synuclein. Dr. Padma Mahant will be discussing the different ways that alpha synuclein can be detected in different tissues, how these tests can be used to differentiate Parkinson’s disease from other parkinsonian syndromes.

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Scottsdale AZ 85258
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Move up to Better Health

We would love to have your support in carrying through with MDFA's mission to enrich the lives of those with movement disorders through research, education and community.

By raising awareness, we're able to establish important collaborative partnerships so we can bring care to where it's truly needed.

Help us provide tools to improve the lives of people living with movement disorders.