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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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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Exercising safely at home. How to stay moving in the era of COVID-19

How to stay moving during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of our daily lives and routines. The Parkinson’s disease (PD) community has been particularly affected since most people with PD fall into the category of people who are at higher risk of complications from the virus – the older population […]

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What now? How to stay supported and connected despite Coronavirus disease 2019

Explore our online resources to stay connected In efforts to keep people safe and healthy, there have been many COVID-19-related cancellations of Parkinson’s disease (PD) support groups, exercise classes and educational symposia (along with many other events and activities). Despite these cancellations, it continues to remain crucial for our PD community to find opportunities for […]

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Other causes of tremor besides Parkinson’s disease

A tremor doesn’t always mean it’s Parkinson’s Many people think of Parkinson’s disease (PD) as the “tremor disease”, so much so, that when a tremor is noticed, the first diagnosis people typically think of is PD. Although about 25% of people with PD do not have tremor, 75% of them do, so tremor is certainly […]

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Planning for the What ifs – Falls, Extreme Immobility and Swallowing Difficulties

Planning for the What ifs – Part Three Falls, Extreme Immobility and Secretion Management  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 […]

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Parenting with Parkinson’s Disease

A discussion about navigating Parkinson’s and parenting About ten percent of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed before the age of 50, a subset of PD known as Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD), sometimes referred to as Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease. People with YOPD have a number of unique concerns that people who are […]

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Interview with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen

Interview with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen Bill Rasmussen, Founder of the sports cable network ESPN, revealed this past summer that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2014 at the age of 81. Since his announcement, he has been determined to spread his dual message of awareness and optimism. Recently, he sat down with […]

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