Personality Changes and Parkinson’s Disease

The Effect of Parkinson’s Disease on Personality Through APDA’s Ask the Doctor portal, we receive many questions on a vast...see more array of topics. (Feel free to submit your own question at any time.) A frequent topic that readers ask us about is the effect of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on personality. Today, we will explore that difficult topic. What […]

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How many people in the US have Parkinson’s disease?

How many people have Parkinson’s disease? You may have heard the statistic that there are approximately one million people...see more with Parkinson’s disease (PD) living in the US. That number has increased in past decades and will continue to increase. Recent epidemiological studies have led to that current estimate of one million. The Prevalence of Parkinson’s […]

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Cognition and Parkinson’s Disease Q&A

Questions About Parkinson’s Disease & Cognitive Impairment Changes in cognition can unfortunately be a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s...see more disease (PD). Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an early stage of cognitive difficulty that does not interfere with a person’s ability to perform activities independently but can nevertheless affect a person’s performance of more complex cognitive […]

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Probiotics and Parkinson’s Disease

What the latest science tells us about probiotics & Parkinson’s disease People often ask us about the use of...see more probiotics to improve Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. Probiotics have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but what exactly are they, and can they make a difference for people with PD? I will answer these […]

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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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