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 […]

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Parkinson’s disease and preparing for surgery

Parkinson’s disease and preparing for surgery People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) sometimes face procedures or surgeries due to other medical conditions not related to PD. These could be relatively simple procedures such as a colonoscopy or endoscopy, common surgeries such as cataract removal, gall bladder removal or hernia repair, or more complex surgeries such as […]

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More medications to avoid in Parkinson’s disease? Data analysis, prescriptions trends and the risk of Parkinson’s disease

More medications to avoid in Parkinson’s disease? Data analysis, prescriptions trends and the risk of Parkinson’s disease It is incredibly important when taking any medication(s) to be aware of potential interactions with other drugs or supplements you may also be taking. It can be confusing, especially if you’re taking more than one medication and/or dealing […]

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Parkinson’s Disease: Planning for the What-Ifs — Mental health concerns in advanced PD – psychosis and behavioral problems

Planning for the What Ifs 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 of their […]

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Introducing a new series “Parkinson’s Disease: Planning for the What-Ifs”

Introducing a new series “Parkinson’s Disease: Planning for the What-Ifs” It’s hard to think about the tough stuff. The what ifs, the worst-case scenarios, the unknowns. For most, if not all people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the condition is progressive, which means that it gets worse with time. However, for many of you, the worsening […]

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Repurposing medications for Parkinson’s disease

Repurposed medications to treat Parkinson’s Disease Repurposing medications is a process by which medications already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for one reason are tested and shown to work for another purpose. One great example of this is the use of Amantadine for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Amantadine was first approved for the […]

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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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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 […]

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