What is a DaTscan and should I get one?

What role does DaTscan have in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease? Many patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are frustrated and sometimes frankly suspicious about how it is diagnosed. As a neurologist, over the years I’ve heard comments like: “All the doctor did was have me make some movements with my hands and legs and watch […]

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Ask the Doctor

Ask the Doctor Dr. Terry Ellis, Assistant Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation, Advisor for the APDA Massachusetts Chapter. Q. What is the best kind of exercise for Parkinson’s? A. There are several types of exercise that are important for people with Parkinson’s disease. Aerobic […]

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