Impulsive-compulsive behaviors in Parkinson’s disease

How Parkinson’s medications may affect behavior Dopaminergic medications (or medications that enhance the brain’s dopamine system) are the mainstay...see more of treatment for the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). These medications have the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life of someone with PD by improving slowness and stiffness, tremor, and gait difficulties – […]

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Medicinal plants, herbal remedies, and supplements for Parkinson’s disease symptoms 

Insights from Dr. Britt Stone on APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts, I spoke...see more with Dr. Britt Stone, a movement disorders specialist with a particular interest in herbal remedies, medicinal plants, and supplements and their use in Parkinson’s disease (PD). We covered a lot of ground during the broadcast and […]

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Tracking the Impact: 2023 APDA-funded Parkinson’s Research

APDA’s Impactful Research in Parkinson’s Disease APDA proudly invests in the most promising clinicians and scientific projects focused on...see more the discovery of the cause(s) and finding the cure(s) for Parkinson’s disease (PD). APDA is committed to scientific research and has been a funding partner in many major PD scientific breakthroughs, investing nearly $60 million in research […]

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A Proposed Biological Staging System for Parkinson’s disease

What is a disease staging system? A disease staging system is a framework used to describe the progression or...see more severity of a particular medical condition. A staging system creates a standardized way of classifying the extent of the disease, which helps healthcare professionals communicate effectively about a patient’s condition, make treatment decisions, and predict prognosis. […]

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Questions About Blood Pressure Control & Parkinson’s Disease 

Exploring Parkinson’s Disease’s Impact on Blood Pressure Control On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts, I spoke...see more with Dr. Jose Palma, a doctor with expertise in autonomic dysfunction and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Autonomic dysfunction is common in PD and refers to the dysregulation of body functions that are not under conscious control such […]

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Questions About Urinary Dysfunction & Parkinson’s Disease

Exploring Parkinson’s Disease’s Impact on Urinary Dysfunction On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts, I spoke with...see more Dr. Victor Nitti, a urologist with expertise in Parkinson’s disease (PD). We covered a lot of ground during the broadcast and answered questions from the audience. It was a very informative conversation, and we encourage you […]

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Understanding Weakness in Parkinson’s disease

Muscle weakness and Parkinson’s disease It is common for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to describe themselves as feeling...see more weak. They may say that their legs are “heavy”, feel like they’re “made out of lead”, or feel like they’re “in concrete.” And they may also feel weak all over or describe weakness in their hands […]

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Best Diet Tips to Help Your Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Webinar Recap: A Healthy Diet’s Influence on Parkinson’s Disease While there are aspects of our health that are beyond...see more our control (i.e., genetics), what we eat is one of the key elements of our health that is under our control. Recently, Jessica Schroeder, a registered dietitian nutritionist, was our featured guest on a special episode […]

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Finger twitching as a possible first symptom of Parkinson’s

You will often hear that a person diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) first noticed something was “off” when a...see more finger (or fingers) started twitching. This twitching of the finger is also known as a tremor, which is a characteristic motor symptom of Parkinsons. Tremor is a rhythmic movement of a part of the body. A […]

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2023 Update: New Parkinson’s Disease Treatments in the Clinical Trial Pipeline

New Parkinson’s Medication on the Horizon The development of potential new medications for Parkinson’s disease (PD) medications remains very...see more active, with multiple new medications in various stages of research development that are aiming to treat and slow down PD. In past blogs, we have reviewed the various mechanisms of action that are being studied to […]

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