Drug-induced parkinsonism

I’m so thankful to those of you who submit potential topics for my blog as it helps me understand what you would like to know more about. A frequent topic that I am asked about is symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that are caused by medications. So today, I will address drug-induced parkinsonism. Common symptoms […]

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Planning for the What-Ifs: Sleep disorders in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

Planning for the What-Ifs, Part Five: Sleep Disorders & 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 of daily […]

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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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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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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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What does a Movement Disorders Specialist do?

NOTE: Our past several blog posts have focused on information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know this is very top-of-mind for our readers and we encourage you to review our recent articles which include a Q+A about COVID-19 and Parkinson’s disease (PD), online APDA resources to help during the crisis, as well as ways […]

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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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