Sleep Issues and Parkinson’s Disease Q&A

Dr. Gilbert Answers Questions About Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep Issues A recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts featured...see more special guest Dr. Maria Ospina, a movement disorders specialist, who spoke to us about sleep issues and Parkinson’s disease (PD), a very common symptom for people with PD. We covered a lot of ground during the […]

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Questions to ask your doctor when you are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease Your doctor just told you that you have Parkinson’s disease (PD)....see more You might feel sad, nervous, or terrified. You might be shocked, or maybe you’re not that surprised because you had a feeling the diagnosis would be PD. No matter what emotions you’re experiencing: there is a […]

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Building Your Parkinson’s Disease Care Team

You likely have heard about the importance of tackling Parkinson’s disease (PD) with a team approach. PD can encompass...see more so many different symptoms and as such, many types of expertise can be helpful in combating those symptoms to ensure you achieve the maximum quality of life possible. Additionally, your team may change over time as […]

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Predicting the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

What factors can predict Parkinson’s disease progression? People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) reasonably want to know how their disease...see more will progress over time. Unfortunately, it is very hard to predict how any individual person’s PD will evolve, and neurologists often refrain from answering these questions. The Hoehn and Yahr Scale: Uses and Setbacks To quantify […]

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Parkinson’s Disease & the Gut

Dr. Gilbert Answers Questions About Parkinson’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Issues On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts,...see more I spoke with Dr. Ali Keshavarzian, a gastroenterologist with expertise on Parkinson’s disease and the gut. We covered a lot of ground and during the broadcast and answered questions from the audience. Further Reading: Learn about […]

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Parkinson’s Disease Advice From Those Who Have “Been There”

Dr. Gilbert Hosts episode features advice on how to live with Parkinson’s On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr....see more Gilbert Hosts, I was joined by four exceptional people with Parkinson’s disease who shared their personal experiences with PD and answered your questions live. Collectively, they have been living with Parkinson’s for more than 60 years. […]

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What I wish I knew when I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

Wisdom & Advice from People Living with Parkinson’s Disease  The voice of our Parkinson’s disease (PD) community is vibrant...see more and full of excellent advice. And we know that hearing from those who have “been there” can be particularly helpful. For this article, we specifically consulted those who have more than a decade of experience with PD […]

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Handwriting & Parkinson’s Disease

Writing Big: Parkinson’s Disease & Handwriting For today’s topic, we enlisted the expertise of Andie Hill, an Occupational Therapy...see more student at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Recently, she has worked with APDA’s Northwest Chapter, helping people with PD manage various symptoms of PD and improve their quality of life, including issues with […]

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Carbidopa/Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease

Carbidopa/Levodopa: Side effects, Formulations and Dosages For Treating Parkinson’s Disease Skip to a section below: General questions Formulations Side...see more effects Dosages Understand the basics of Carbidopa/Levodopa and how it affects the brain Loss of neurons in the brain that use dopamine to communicate is one of the hallmark features of Parkinson’s disease (PD), causing slowness, […]

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Death in Parkinson’s Disease

End-Stage Parkinson’s Disease & Risk of Death It’s hard to think about the tough stuff. The what ifs, the...see more worst-case scenarios, the unknowns. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition, which means that it gets worse with time. However, for many people, the worsening is gradual, maybe even imperceptible at times. This affords you many […]

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