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 […]

Read More

Planning for the What Ifs – Mental Health Concerns in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

Planning for the What Ifs, Part Two Mental Health Concerns 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 […]

Read More

Oral dysfunction in Parkinson’s: swallowing problems and drooling

Oral dysfunction in Parkinson’s: swallowing problems and drooling Two common and distressing problems that can develop in Parkinson’s disease (PD) are swallowing dysfunction and drooling. I want to help you better understand these issues and learn what you can do to improve them – so read on! Thank you to Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP and […]

Read More

Is Pain a Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease?

Pain is a common but overlooked problem in Parkinson’s disease. Pain is an often overlooked non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Studies show that between 40-80% of people with PD report pain, which is likely why it is often suggested as a topic for this blog. (Please feel free to suggest a topic for future […]

Read More

Cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease – is there anything we can do about it?

For many people, one of the most concerning non-motor features of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is cognitive decline. Attention, working memory, executive function, memory, language and visual reasoning are the cognitive skills most frequently affected in PD which can be concerning because these skills allow us to perform daily functions such as paying attention, solving problems, […]

Read More