Help us transform care for Parkinson disease across the country!
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Connect.Parkinson is a national study examining the feasibility and effectiveness of using video calls to bring expert Parkinson disease care directly to patients' homes. Around 200 people with Parkinson disease across the country will see a Parkinson disease expert via video calls on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, over the course of one year.
How does it work? Participants will be randomized, such that half will receive their usual care plus one video call with a specialist at the end of the study, while the other half will receive approximately four video calls with a specialist, in addition to their usual care. All participants will receive National Parkinson Foundation educational materials and tools to help them take charge of their care in their community. Educational materials and video calls with specialists are completely free to participants.
Why? Currently, over 40% of Medicare beneficiaries with Parkinson disease do not see a neurologist. Those who do are 20% less likely to break a hip, be placed in a skilled nursing facility, and die. Connect.Parkinson will connect you directly to a Parkinson disease expert in your home.
Who? To participate, you must: