Sleep Issues and Parkinson’s Disease Q&A

Dr. Gilbert Answers Questions About Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep Issues A recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts featured...see more special guest Dr. Maria Ospina, a movement disorders specialist, who spoke to us about sleep issues and Parkinson’s disease (PD), a very common symptom for people with PD. We covered a lot of ground during the […]

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APDA’s Newly Funded 2023 Research Awardees

On September 8, 2022, APDA announced 27 new research grants for the year ahead. Our grant recipients are working tirelessly to...see more understand the complexities of Parkinson’s disease (PD) to develop new treatments and eventually, a cure. We are honored to support our researcher’s work. We awarded $2.35 million to support cutting-edge PD research for the 2022-2023 year […]

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Questions to ask your doctor when you are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease Your doctor just told you that you have Parkinson’s disease (PD)....see more You might feel sad, nervous, or terrified. You might be shocked, or maybe you’re not that surprised because you had a feeling the diagnosis would be PD. No matter what emotions you’re experiencing: there is a […]

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Building Your Parkinson’s Disease Care Team

You likely have heard about the importance of tackling Parkinson’s disease (PD) with a team approach. PD can encompass...see more so many different symptoms and as such, many types of expertise can be helpful in combating those symptoms to ensure you achieve the maximum quality of life possible. Additionally, your team may change over time as […]

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Parkinson’s Research Pipeline: Medication for Cognition on the Horizon

Potential new medications for Parkinson’s cognitive decline With Parkinson’s disease (PD), cognitive issues are quite common. Yet, there are...see more currently few medications available to help alleviate this troubling symptom. In the recent past, there were a scarcity of clinical trials testing potential medications for cognitive difficulties and PD. Currently, there is now a long list […]

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Cognitive Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s Disease

Cognitive Changes are Common in Parkinson’s Cognitive difficulties are a common non-motor symptom in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and can...see more affect many facets of everyday life. Executive function, or the ability to plan and organize multi-step activities can specifically be affected in PD. Visuo-spatial skills, which allow a person to navigate in three dimensions, estimating distances […]

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Predicting the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

What factors can predict Parkinson’s disease progression? People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) reasonably want to know how their disease...see more will progress over time. Unfortunately, it is very hard to predict how any individual person’s PD will evolve, and neurologists often refrain from answering these questions. The Hoehn and Yahr Scale: Uses and Setbacks To quantify […]

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Parkinson’s Disease & the Gut

Dr. Gilbert Answers Questions About Parkinson’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Issues On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts,...see more I spoke with Dr. Ali Keshavarzian, a gastroenterologist with expertise on Parkinson’s disease and the gut. We covered a lot of ground and during the broadcast and answered questions from the audience. Further Reading: Learn about […]

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Parkinson’s Disease Advice From Those Who Have “Been There”

Dr. Gilbert Hosts episode features advice on how to live with Parkinson’s On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr....see more Gilbert Hosts, I was joined by four exceptional people with Parkinson’s disease who shared their personal experiences with PD and answered your questions live. Collectively, they have been living with Parkinson’s for more than 60 years. […]

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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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