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APDA created two new educational series to help keep you informed, motivated and connected while at home. New dates are being added, so keep checking back. We hope you will join us. Dr. Gilbert Hosts:  Dr. Rebecca Gilbert hosts informative Q&A sessions with various experts via Zoom. Each session features a discussion with the experts, […]

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There’s Only One Reason to Nag

Some of the lessons that doctors learn are incorporated into clinical practice but may never get written down because these common sense, hard learned observations aren’t “publishable.” They comprise the “art” of medical practice. One of the central problems in Parkinson’s Disease is the difficulty in doing two things at the same time. There is […]

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Slowness in Parkinson’s disease

One of the major problems in Parkinson’s Disease is called “bradykinesia,” which means “slow” (brady) “movement” (kinesia). This is somewhat different than “akinesia” which is discussed in a different section. Bradykinesia is one of the most disabling features of PD They move slowly, so they do everything more slowly than they used to. This means […]

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

What is Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis? As Parkinson’s Disease progresses, up to 40 percent of the approximately one million Americans living with the illness will develop psychotic symptoms, primarily hallucinations, but also delusions. These symptoms can be an indication of Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP), but unfortunately, many patients are not diagnosed. Sometimes, the symptoms of PDP […]

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