One of the great ideas that Parkinson's disease
groups have come up with are vacations and cruises for people with PD. These sorts of vacations are relaxing but also informative. One such organization is the The Parkinson Research Foundation
--a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to cure Parkinson's and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. A great way to improve the lives of people with PD is to offer them these sorts of vacations and getaways. The Parkinson Research Foundation will sponsor the inaugural New Hope for Parkinsonís Cruise
, leaving the Port of Miami on January 8th, 2010. This 3-night cruise aboard Norwegian cruise lines, is designed for Parkinsonís disease patients, caregivers and their families, and will provide a series of seminars and lectures about this disease. What will you get if you go: a break from your day to day lonely battle with PD. Instead you will battle the disease in the company of others who are facing the same challenges as you. You will also hear presentations by prominent Parkinsonís disease physicians and clinicians. There will be support group meetings, exercise classes and wellness seminars. And don't forget there will be entertainment, relaxation, sunshine, ocean breezes and peace.