Why exercise is critical for people with Parkinson’s disease

The Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease Your family and friends are constantly encouraging you to exercise. Your doctors tell you that exercise is a vital component of Parkinson’s disease (PD) treatment. APDA programming includes exercise programs as a way for people with PD to gain control over their disease. But is exercise worth all […]

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Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Tips and Tricks

How to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms with occupational therapy Parkinson’s disease (PD) can introduce all types of challenges into your daily life, including those that interfere with simple activities that you used to take for granted – such as eating, writing, and using a cell phone. Sometimes medication changes can help you move more easily, […]

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A Post-COVID World With Parkinson’s Disease

Since March 2020, we have been navigating the strange COVID-19 reality, a reality that kept shifting and continues to keep shifting. The impact of COVID-19 affected every part of our lives. First and foremost, it changed how we interacted with friends and family, but also changed how we shopped, how we exercised, how we gathered, […]

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Impaired Balance and Falls in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Balance Impairment and Falls in Parkinson’s Disease One of the most challenging symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that fundamentally affects quality of life is balance impairment that can lead to falls. Falls are one of the major causes of emergency room visits and hospitalizations for people with PD, so finding ways to prevent as many […]

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Practical Tips on Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease from our PD Community

Improve your Routine with Helpful Advice & Tips from People with PD & Care Partners Last month, I hosted Dr. Joseph Friedman, a movement disorders neurologist and the Medical Director of the APDA Rhode Island Chapter and Information & Referral Center, for a conversation about small changes in your routine that can have a big […]

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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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