The association in the media 2019

Network 13  Good morning

An interview with Dr. Meir Kestenbaum, deputy director of the neurology department and director of the movement disorder clinic at Meir Hospital, about Parkinson's disease, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed and innovations in Parkinson's disease treatments. The Parkinson Association for Patients.

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Wint  Health news

Ill with Parkinson's at the age of 37 - "I didn't cry for Mr. Fate"

Eran Mundaka was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at a young age. "Every movement becomes conscious. It's not fun, it's even frustrating, but I don't let it depress me. You can create beautiful things even with trembling hands." On the occasion of disease awareness month, Eran talks about life alongside the disease

At the age of 37, after a motorcycle accident, the hand of Eran Mundaka from Kibbutz Or Haner suddenly began to shake uncontrollably. "My partner noticed that I was shaking when I hugged her," he recalls, "I thought it was a reaction to the adrenaline from the accident, but the tremors didn't stop. I realized I needed to go to the doctor."

For two years, Eran was misdiagnosed. "The doctors thought I had post-polio syndrome, only that I never had polio," explains Eran. Due to his young age, Eran's doctors, who works in the field of design, did not raise the possibility that Parkinson's disease was the cause of the uncontrollable tremors...

Eran certainly doesn't let Parkinson's stop him from doing anything. He dances, draws a comic section for the kibbutz's newsletter, designs and builds unconventional means of transportation, such as a motorcycle that sails on water and a bicycle with a sail and is a member of the youth section of the Parkinson Israel Association.

"Young Parkinson's patients have a different coping mechanism than older patients," he explains Amir Carmin, chairman of the Parkinson's Association in Israel, which this month marks the disease awareness month, "In addition to the disease, they also have to manage a career and start a family, so it is very exciting every time to see a patient who does not give up anything in life and is an example to the other patients."

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5486640,00.html

 


 

Network 13   The program "The Morning World"

The artworks in the program studio are sponsored by the Parkinson Israel Association, as part of Parkinson's Awareness Month. Exhibition at the Gallery on the Lake in Ra'anana.

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Maariv news pages

An increase in the incidence of Parkinson's disease, especially in industrialized countries. In preparation for Parkinson's Day, which will be celebrated the day after tomorrow, alarming data is being published: the number of patients has doubled between 1990 and 2015 and exceeds 6.2 million. In Israel, about 30 thousand suffer from the disease.

evening day Parkinson's, which will be noted around the world the day after tomorrow, alarming data are published on an increasing trend in the scope of morbidity, especially in the industrialized countries. According to recent data published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, the number of patients doubled between 1990 and 2015 and amounts to more than 6.2 million. Meanwhile, the forecast is that the number of patients will reach 10 million in 2030 and reach 12 million by 2040. 

The disease usually appears in the sixth decade of life, with a prevalence of about one to two percent in the population over 65 worldwide, with about 5-10% of the patients being young (under 50). There are about 30 Parkinson's patients living in Israel today, and the estimated number of young people is estimated at about 3,000. Among the neurological disorders, which are the main cause of disability, Parkinson's disease has the highest jump percentages among the general population...

According to Prof. Rebecca Islandberg, a doctor specializing in neurology and movement disorders from the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, "One of the causes of the onset of the disease in young people is exposure to harmful substances, especially among those working in agriculture. "Unfortunately, although Parkinson's has been defined as an occupational disease, there are no laws in Israel that require an examination of the conditions of exposure to dangerous substances, there is no Implementation and enforcement of preventive and protective measures and there is no regulated training regarding proper behavior. It is appropriate to regulate the recognition of the rights of patients who have a causal relationship to this disease."

"The appearance of the disease at a young age has unique consequences, in addition to harming the quality of life," he adds Amir Carmin, Chairman of the Parkinson's Association in Israel. "Young patients are also forced to deal with the disease in addition to the question of starting and managing a family, developing a professional career and the horizon of an illness is very distant. The association seeks to promote the accompaniment and support among the young contenders and these days is working to establish a group of young people within the association, which will respond to their special needs."

https://www.maariv.co.il/news/health/Article-693628

 


 

Wint  Engagement section

"When my brother got sick I decided to help Parkinson's patients"

 "At the age of 57, my brother received the news 'you have Parkinson's' - in the middle of life, without any warning. I realized that this is the moment when I need to reach out to patients with the disease." Zion Ezard, a volunteer at the Parkinson's Association in Israel, shares on the occasion of Parkinson's Awareness Day

My name is Zion Ezard and I am 65 years old, married to Carmela, father to Liran and Nitsan and grandfather to five grandchildren. I was born and raised in Tiberias, but for the past 27 years we have been living in Haifa. About two years ago, I retired after 42 years from my job in the main management of Bank Leumi. About five years ago, my younger brother got Parkinson's disease. At the age of 57, he received the news "You have Parkinson's disease" - in the middle of life, without any warning. During that entire period, he faced bravely and despite the illness, maintained an optimistic atmosphere and encouraged his family and his immediate environment with great faith. The difficult feelings I experienced and the pain I felt following the good news immediately transported me to "another world" - thanks to my brother, I volunteered for the "Parkinson Association in Israel" and was exposed to the many challenges facing the patients and their families and the need to reach out and be there for them. About a year and a half ago I returned to my hometown of Tiberias - where I founded the 16th branch of the Parkinson's Association. As part of my volunteering, I manage the association's branch in Tiberias and also serve as the resource mobilization manager for the association in Israel...

..... Parkinson's Association In Israel, it helps Parkinson's patients, about 30,000 in the country, together with their families, in dealing with the incurable chronic disease. The association provides mental and physical support, coping sessions, lectures, creative and physical activity, seminars, trips, psychological assistance and information about treatment and rights.

Unfortunately, only 1,500 contenders with the disease are association members, a tiny amount compared to the number of contenders in Israel. The association is managed by 90 volunteers, most of whom are Parkinson's patients and family members.

My main goals in my activities in the association are to help the growth of the association by including patients who are not members of the association and are not willing to be exposed, fundraising for the association....

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Yediot Hasharon  culture supplement

Not giving in to the disease: a refreshing art exhibition of Parkinson's patients

An art exhibition of Parkinson's patients will open this week at the "On the Lake" gallery in Ra'anana. Three patients from Sharon - a painter, a sculptor and a photographer - tell how the disease affects their daily routine, and how it stops as soon as they start creating

 "Walking, flying" - that's the name of the exhibition, which will be shown starting this week at the "On the Lake" gallery in Ra'anana. Dozens of artists from Israel and the world, who are dealing with Parkinson's disease, will present their works in the fields of painting, sculpture and photography.

"Parkinson is a progressive neurological disease, with one of its characteristic symptoms being an increased creative drive in various artistic fields," says the Israel Parkinson Association. The association initiated the exhibition to raise awareness of the disease and change its image in the world. "The message for empowering patients is that creativity is a tool for dealing with the challenges of the disease and improving the quality of life," says the chairman of the association, Amir Carmin.

"The exhibition is another creative way to deal with the disease," says Belha Levy (63) from Ra'anana, who is showing three of her paintings in the exhibition. "Painting for me is not just to paint, it's my way of not giving in to the disease, but managing it"...

"Parkinson's is not a disease that you die from, and patients have a constant urge to keep doing things in order to live," adds Alex Gal (77) from Kfar Saba, who was diagnosed more than a decade ago. "The need to do something develops creativity. For me, sculpting in clay is a kind of physical therapy for my hands."

He has been involved in art from a young age"...

The Parkinson's Association works to improve the patients' quality of life. The works that will be presented at the exhibition in Ra'anana will be offered for sale, and the proceeds will be transferred to the continuation of the association's activities.

For about a decade, the association has been helping approximately 30,000 Parkinson's patients in Israel and their families in dealing with the disease.... These days, the association is working to establish a group of young people within the association, which will respond to their special needs. The association conveys a message of hope and optimism, that even patients in an advanced stage can enjoy a good quality of life, thanks to the creativity that the disease encourages, thanks to the physical activity and activity that requires thinking and concentration, and thanks to the advanced treatments, which allow them to continue to maintain a good and satisfying lifestyle.

 


 

MYNET   Wint site local cultural news

Not giving in to the disease: a refreshing art exhibition of Parkinson's patients

An art exhibition of Parkinson's patients will open this week at the "On the Lake" gallery in Ra'anana. Three patients from Sharon - a painter, a sculptor and a photographer - tell how the disease affects their daily routine, and how it stops as soon as they start creating

"Walking, flying" - that's the name of the exhibition, which will be shown starting this week at the "On the Lake" gallery in Ra'anana. Dozens of artists from Israel and the world, who are dealing with Parkinson's disease, will present their works in the fields of painting, sculpture and photography.

"Parkinson is a progressive neurological disease, with one of its characteristic symptoms being an increased creative drive in various artistic fields," says the Israel Parkinson Association. The association initiated the exhibition to raise awareness of the disease and change its image in the world. "The message for empowering patients is that creativity is a tool for dealing with the challenges of the disease and improving the quality of life," says the chairman of the association, Amir Carmin.

"The exhibition is another creative way to deal with the disease," says Belha Levy (63) from Ra'anana, who is showing three of her paintings in the exhibition. "Painting for me is not just to paint, it's my way of not giving in to the disease, but managing it"...

"Parkinson's is not a disease that you die from, and patients have a constant urge to keep doing things in order to live," adds Alex Gal (77) from Kfar Saba, who was diagnosed more than a decade ago. "The need to do something develops creativity. For me, sculpting in clay is a kind of physical therapy for my hands."

He has been involved in art from a young age"...

The Parkinson's Association works to improve the patients' quality of life. The works that will be presented at the exhibition in Ra'anana will be offered for sale, and the proceeds will be transferred to the continuation of the association's activities.

For about a decade, the association has been helping approximately 30,000 Parkinson's patients in Israel and their families in dealing with the disease.... These days, the association is working to establish a group of young people within the association, which will respond to their special needs. The association conveys a message of hope and optimism, that even patients in an advanced stage can enjoy a good quality of life, thanks to the creativity that the disease encourages, thanks to the physical activity and activity that requires thinking and concentration, and thanks to the advanced treatments, which allow them to continue to maintain a good and satisfying lifestyle.

 


 

Network 13  The professors program

Many studies have found a connection between Parkinson's patients who are treated with drugs and increased bursts of creativity. An interview with Tzipi Sheesh, an artist whose works are exhibited around the world and who is dealing with the disease, talks about the phenomenon, the exhibition of artists with Parkinson's disease and the Parkinson Israel Association.

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Radio North  The "Private Doctor" program

An interview with Dr. Meir Kestenbaum, Deputy Director of the Neurology Department and Parkinson's Director for Movement Disorders at Meir Kfar Saba Hospital - on the increase in the incidence of Parkinson's in Israel according to the Parkinson's Association, on the disease and treatment options for patients.

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Community time 

Broadcasting The association will broadcast as part of "Community Time" on the Reshet and Keshet channels during the month of awareness, the month of April. Network 13 program "Health Morning" with Prof. Caruso, interview with Dr. Meir Kestenbaum, deputy director of the neurology department and director of the clinic for movement disorders at Meir Hospital - about 80% of Parkinson's patients also have a speech disorder that greatly affects their lives and swallowing problems that may endanger life

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Radio here  The program "Just a Question"

Interview Dr. Zeev Nitzan, Director of the Movement Disorders Service, at the Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon - Parkinson's disease - stiffness, slowness and tremors in movements. Symptoms of the disease at night while sleeping. Diagnosis of the disease in older people. Drug treatment for the disease.

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Interview with Amir Carmin, chairman of the association for Parkinson's patients in Israel - contracted the disease during physical activity. The association provides support and assistance to Parkinson's patients and their families on a daily basis. The association is active in branches throughout the country. Conferences for the spouses and families of the patients.

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