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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Let’s talk about Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Parkinson’s disease

Many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) find that their speech and communication skills are impacted as their disease progresses.  Low voice volume, imprecise speech, lack of inflection, rapid speech and other issues can become problems for some people living with PD. There are steps you can take early on that will help strengthen and preserve […]

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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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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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Maintaining your mental health during the COVID-19 crisis

Mental health in the time of COVID-19 Many people are feeling tense and anxious in this difficult time. But for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), as well as for anyone with a chronic disease, this time can be more stressful than for those without health issues, for a number of reasons. I have previously discussed […]

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