APDA-Funded Parkinson’s Research Successes: 2022 Update

APDA-funded Parkinson’s Research Successes: 2022 Update Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs...see more and has awarded nearly $55 million in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research grants to date. APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative PD research.

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The Future of Parkinson’s Disease Treatments – What’s New?

New Parkinson’s Disease Treatments in the Pipeline The pipeline for new Parkinson’s disease (PD) medications is very crowded, with...see more multiple new medications in various stages of research development that are targeting neuroprotection, as well as motor and non-motor symptoms. In several past blogs we have reviewed many strategies currently being tested for PD, which you […]

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What I wish I knew when I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

Wisdom & Advice from People Living with Parkinson’s Disease  The voice of our Parkinson’s disease (PD) community is vibrant...see more and full of excellent advice. And we know that hearing from those who have “been there” can be particularly helpful. For this article, we specifically consulted those who have more than a decade of experience with PD […]

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Handwriting & Parkinson’s Disease

Writing Big: Parkinson’s Disease & Handwriting For today’s topic, we enlisted the expertise of Andie Hill, an Occupational Therapy...see more student at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Recently, she has worked with APDA’s Northwest Chapter, helping people with PD manage various symptoms of PD and improve their quality of life, including issues with […]

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Five Myths About Levodopa

Levodopa and Parkinson’s Disease When prescribed, levodopa is extremely effective in treating the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD)...see more and is embraced by many with PD. Many individuals see using Levodopa as a vital ingredient in maintaining movement and quality of life. It is the most prescribed medication for PD and has been the mainstay […]

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Meet Dr. Abby Olsen, an APDA-Funded Researcher Studying Parkinson’s Genes in Glial “Helper” Cells

Q&A with Dr. Abby Olsen on Glial Cells in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment A conversation about genes in glial helper...see more cells (and fruit flies!) Our A Closer Look blog is designed to educate, inform, and inspire you through a variety of topics and insights about Parkinson’s disease (PD). One way we do that is through our Interview with APDA […]

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Bone health and Parkinson’s disease

The Importance of Bone Health and Parkinson’s Disease Falls can be a major difficulty for people with Parkinson’s disease...see more (PD), leading to fractures and other injuries. People with PD are at increased risk of fracture, with a four times higher risk of hip fracture as compared with the general population. Often, a person with PD […]

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Death in Parkinson’s Disease

End-Stage Parkinson’s Disease & Risk of Death It’s hard to think about the tough stuff. The what ifs, the...see more worst-case scenarios, the unknowns. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition, which means that it gets worse with time. However, for many people, the worsening is gradual, maybe even imperceptible at times. This affords you many […]

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Planning for the What Ifs: Parkinson’s Disease & End of Life

End-Stage Parkinson’s Disease & Risk of Death It’s hard to think about the tough stuff. The what ifs, the...see more worst-case scenarios, the unknowns. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition, which means that it gets worse with time. However, for many people, the worsening is gradual, maybe even imperceptible at times. This affords you many […]

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Bringing Parkinson’s awareness to the big screen: John’s story

How John Became an Unlikely Celebrity When John Capone was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the young...see more age of 39, he never imagined acting in a movie with A-list celebrities. The news of his diagnosis was tough to handle at first, and he quickly became overwhelmed by depression and anxiety. But this tough […]

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