The Effects of the MIND and Mediterranean Diets on Parkinson’s Disease

New research into the best diets for Parkinson’s disease reveals the Mediterranean and MIND diets may be associated with later-age of onset of PD There are not many aspects of life that a person feels are under his or her control – especially if that person happens to have Parkinson’s disease (PD).  But diet – […]

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STAY SUPPORTED AND CONNECTED FROM ANYWHERE

STAY SUPPORTED AND CONNECTED FROM ANYWHERE EXPLORE OUR ONLINE RESOURCES In the face of mobility challenges, it continues to remain crucial for our PD community to find opportunities for physical, social and emotional engagement. If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that there are so many ways to connect and engage with others, even […]

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EXERCISING SAFELY AT HOME: HOW TO STAY MOVING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

HOW TO STAY MOVING in a virtual world The COVID-19 pandemic has been such a significant fixture in our lives over the past year and upended many aspects of our regular routines. Thankfully now that vaccination is becoming more prevalent, people are slowly resuming some of their pre-pandemic activities. One silver lining of the pandemic […]

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Telemedicine & Parkinson’s Disease

TELEMEDICINE & PARKINSON’S DISEASE Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers across the country started offering telemedicine as a method of receiving care in order to ensure the safety of the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community and medical staff. Telemedicine has many advantages for the PD community beyond just alleviating the pandemic-related safety concerns, and […]

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APDA’s Grassroots Network: APDA Chapters

Get to know the American Parkinson Disease Association Chapters American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network serving the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. This network is comprised of APDA Chapters and APDA Information & Referral (I&R) Centers across the country, through which we provide critical resources, programs and services to people living with […]

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Posture problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Gilbert discusses the various abnormal postures associated with Parkinson’s disease. Posture and PD A well-established but poorly understood clinical feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is difficulty with posture. Most people with PD exhibit some degree of stooped posture. A smaller group of people with PD have more pronounced problems with posture. They might walk […]

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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 People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been asking a lot of questions about COVID-19 since the pandemic began and APDA has been here with the answers you need. As such, we have updated our blog post again with additional questions that have come in, […]

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APDA’s Grassroots Network: APDA Information & Referral Centers

Get to know the programs we offer at our Information & Referral centers APDA is the largest grassroots network serving the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. This network is comprised of APDA Chapters and APDA Information & Referral Centers across the country, through which we provide critical resources, programs and services to people living with PD […]

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PD and the microbiome

What is the microbiome? The human gut harbors trillions of micro-organisms referred to collectively as the microbiome. Current understanding is that the microbiome provides a number of benefits to the human including help with digestion of food, help with warding off harmful microorganisms, aid in the absorption of particular nutrients, and creation of needed vitamins. […]

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Let’s Talk About Palliative Care and Parkinson’s disease

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their care partners are always searching for ways to make their lives easier, healthier and fuller. Using the principles of palliative care to enhance PD-specific care is one way to do that. Palliative care is a medical approach for those with complex illnesses, in which the focus is on […]

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