The Link between Parkinson’s disease and diabetes

The Link between Parkinson’s disease and diabetes

A recent study demonstrated an association between Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. Dr. Gilbert explains why the connection between these two conditions is important and how an understanding of the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and diabetes may open up new treatment avenues for Parkinson’s disease.

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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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Anti-cholinergic Drugs – A Risk Factor For Dementia?

Anti-cholinergic Drugs – A Risk Factor For Dementia?

You may have read that certain medication prescribed for Parkinson’s disease can cause dementia. Dr. Gilbert will weigh in on the science behind this topic, including how these drugs work, and if there’s any casual relationship between them and an increased risk of dementia.

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