Where are they now? APDA’s research success

Q&A with APDA research grant recipients   Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded more than $49 million in research grants to date. APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process […]

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Is a vaccine for Parkinson’s disease possible?

As the world awaits an effective vaccine for SARS-CoV2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), vaccines and vaccination are at the front and center of the news and in our minds. A vaccine is a substance that is introduced into the body in order to stimulate the immune system to provide protection against a particular disease. […]

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Update on COVID-19 and Parkinson’s disease

Latest Research on COVID-19 & Parkinson’s disease UPDATE: This post (originally published in June) has been updated with the latest information available. We will continue to keep this post up-to-date as new information develops. As citizens of the world, we all continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. And as members of the Parkinson’s disease (PD) […]

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Peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease

Today I will address the potential link between Parkinson’s disease and a common neurologic condition called peripheral neuropathy. This topic was submitted via the Suggest a Topic portal. I am grateful for your suggestions so please continue to let us know what you’d like to learn more about! In order to understand what peripheral neuropathy […]

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Drug-induced parkinsonism

I’m so thankful to those of you who submit potential topics for my blog as it helps me understand what you would like to know more about. A frequent topic that I am asked about is symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that are caused by medications. So today, I will address drug-induced parkinsonism. Common symptoms […]

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Highlights From The Movement Disorders Society Virtual Congress 2020

Every year the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) holds a conference and every year APDA is there, learning about the newest research and sharing our resources with the wider PD community. The MDS Congress is the preeminent gathering of medical professionals from around the world who are dedicated to Parkinson’s disease (PD) and […]

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Planning for the What Ifs – Progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration

Atypical parkinsonian syndromes Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration As part of our Planning for the What Ifs series, today we expand the definition of advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) by discussing atypical parkinsonian syndromes (APS), neurodegenerative disorders that are related to PD. Our guest author, Dr. Pravin Khemani, a Movement disorders neurologist at Swedish Medical […]

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APDA Announces Funding For 2020-2021 Research Grants

New, Innovative Parkinson’s disease Research Being Funded by APDA For people impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD) the search for answers – the causes, a cure, better treatments – may seem elusive, too slow, frustrating. But all of us at APDA will not give up our pursuit, and rather than be deterred, we are inspired, energized […]

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The Future of Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

The Parkinson’s Disease Medication Pipeline The pipeline for Parkinson’s disease (PD) medications is extremely crowded these days, with multiple medications at various stages of research development. This is very exciting news for the PD community and is a perfect example of the “hope in progress” part of our organization’s motto. It is thrilling to see […]

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A Discussion with Parkinson’s Disease Care Partners

What does it mean to be a Parksinon’s disease care partner? Being a care partner for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a whirlwind of challenges, responsibilities, setbacks and victories. It is a very difficult, but potentially very rewarding role. Knowing that many of you reading this are trying to navigate the complexities of being […]

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