Planning for the What-Ifs: Bowel and Bladder Issues in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

Planning for the What-Ifs: Part Four Bowel and Bladder Issues in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Today we continue Parkinson’s Disease: Planning for the What-Ifs, a special series of posts to address both motor and non-motor issues of people with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). We are defining advanced PD as those who are no longer independent in their activities […]

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Restless Leg Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic and sleep-related condition characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs. The symptoms respond to dopaminergic medications such as dopamine agonists or levodopa, which are also used to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD), making an association between RLS and PD likely. Here we explore RLS and its potential […]

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Answering Your Questions about Parkinson’s disease and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Answering Your Questions about Parkinson’s disease and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Updated With the continued spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, in the United States and throughout the world, Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients have been reaching out and asking questions and we’re here with the answers you need. As such, we […]

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Early disease detection: An Interview with APDA Researcher Dr. Mohammad Shahnawaz

The search for a Parkinson’s disease biomarker 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 Researchers series within this blog so you can get a closer look at some of the […]

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COVID-19 and Parkinson’s disease: what is the international community learning?

Sharing the latest research on Parkinson’s and COVID-19 In December 2019, only about six months ago, a novel virus to which no one in the world had immunity started to appear in China. Since then, our lives have completely changed while the world races to contain the spread, treat those infected, understand how the virus […]

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Let’s Talk About Home Modifications and Parkinson’s Disease

How modifications to your environment can help you stay in your home As we hear often, Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects every person differently. Because of this, it is very difficult to predict how any individual’s PD will progress. This may create a source of stress as people with PD and their care partners begin to […]

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Telemedicine & Parkinson’s Disease in the Era of COVID-19

Telemedicine & Parkinson’s Disease in the Era of COVID-19 During the era of COVID-19, when social distancing is vital to ensure the safety of the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community (and everyone else), getting to the doctor’s office for management of PD has become a challenge. Because of this, many providers are now offering telemedicine visits […]

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How can focused ultrasound help PD symptoms?

Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s disease Although elective procedures are currently being postponed in hospitals across the country because of the necessary focus on COVID-19, eventually our hospitals will return to normal and non-emergent procedures will be performed again. This will include elective procedures for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Two brain procedures that are […]

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