APDA’s Grassroots Network: APDA Chapters

Get to know the American Parkinson Disease Association Chapters American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network serving the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. This network is comprised of APDA Chapters and APDA Information & Referral (I&R) Centers across the country, through which we provide critical resources, programs and services to people living with […]

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Posture problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Gilbert discusses the various abnormal postures associated with Parkinson’s disease. Posture and PD A well-established but poorly understood clinical feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is difficulty with posture. Most people with PD exhibit some degree of stooped posture. A smaller group of people with PD have more pronounced problems with posture. They might walk […]

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Answering Your Questions about Parkinson’s disease and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Answering Your Questions about Parkinson’s disease and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Updated People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been asking a lot of questions about COVID-19 since the pandemic began and APDA has been here with the answers you need. As such, we have updated our blog post again with additional questions that have come in, […]

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Planning for the What Ifs: Navigating the Future

Navigating the Future with Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Gilbert interviews Eleanora Tornatore-Mikesh for her insights on planning for the future with advanced Parkinson’s Today we continue Parkinson’s Disease: Planning for the What Ifs, a special series of posts that discuss the issues of advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). Additional background about advanced PD and the full introduction to the […]

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APDA’s Grassroots Network: APDA Information & Referral Centers

Get to know the programs we offer at our Information & Referral centers APDA is the largest grassroots network serving the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. This network is comprised of APDA Chapters and APDA Information & Referral Centers across the country, through which we provide critical resources, programs and services to people living with PD […]

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The many variations of carbidopa/levodopa – the mainstay of Parkinson’s disease treatment

How carbidopa/levodopa is used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms Loss of neurons in the brain that use dopamine to communicate is one of the hallmark features of Parkinson’s disease (PD), causing slowness, stiffness, tremor and balance problems. Replacing the brain’s dopamine is therefore one of the key treatment strategies to help improve the motor symptoms […]

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Where are they now? APDA’s research success continued

Q & A with APDA research grant recipients Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded more than $51 million in research grants to date. APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. Grants are awarded through a competitive application […]

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Vocal Therapy & More — Let’s Talk About LSVT

Improving Speech & Movement Through Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Programs for Parkinson’s Disease People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often find that they have difficulty with their speech and their ability to be properly understood in conversation. Their voice may not be as loud, or their articulation as clear as it once was. They may speak […]

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Use of Cannabidiol (CBD) for PD symptoms

Understanding CBD People with PD are eager to find alternative methods to help their symptoms, leading many of these patients to look into whether other therapies, such as medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, can be useful. Previously, I wrote a blog on medical marijuana and PD which you may find interesting. More recently, I […]

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Neuroinflammation in Parkinson’s disease: An Interview with ADPA Researcher, Dr. Edward Griffin

Dr. Edward Griffin researches the relationship between neuroinflammation and Parkinson’s disease Today we introduce you to Dr. Edward Griffin, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the recipient of a 2019-2020 APDA Post-doctoral fellowship and is currently studying the role of inflammation in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD). We asked […]

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