Advice on Cognitive Challenges for Individuals Living with Parkinson’s Disease

How to manage the cognitive challenges of Parkinson’s disease On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts about Mild Cognitive Impairment & Parkinson’s Disease, I spoke with Dr. Jasdeep S. Hundal, a neuropsychologist with expertise in the cognitive challenges of Parkinson’s disease (PD.) We covered a lot of ground during the broadcast and answered questions […]

How many people in the US have Parkinson’s disease?

How many people have Parkinson’s disease? You may have heard the statistic that there are approximately one million people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) living in the US. That number has increased in past decades and will continue to increase. Recent epidemiological studies have led to that current estimate of one million. The Prevalence of Parkinson’s […]

Cognition and Parkinson’s Disease Q&A

Questions About Parkinson’s Disease & Cognitive Impairment Changes in cognition can unfortunately be a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an early stage of cognitive difficulty that does not interfere with a person’s ability to perform activities independently but can nevertheless affect a person’s performance of more complex cognitive […]

Probiotics and Parkinson’s Disease

What the latest science tells us about probiotics & Parkinson’s disease People often ask us about the use of probiotics to improve Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. Probiotics have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but what exactly are they, and can they make a difference for people with PD? I will answer these […]

Light Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Light therapy and Parkinson’s disease Light therapy, or the use of light as a treatment for disease, is being investigated in many neurologic conditions including as a treatment for some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Light therapy encompasses a large category of treatments involving different types of light and delivery systems. More research […]

Sleep Issues and Parkinson’s Disease Q&A

Dr. Gilbert Answers Questions About Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep Issues A recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts featured special guest Dr. Maria Ospina, a movement disorders specialist, who spoke to us about sleep issues and Parkinson’s disease (PD), a very common symptom for people with PD. We covered a lot of ground during the […]

APDA’s Newly Funded 2023 Research Awardees

On September 8, 2022, APDA announced 27 new research grants for the year ahead. Our grant recipients are working tirelessly to understand the complexities of Parkinson’s disease (PD) to develop new treatments and eventually, a cure. We are honored to support our researcher’s work. We awarded $2.35 million to support cutting-edge PD research for the 2022-2023 year […]

Questions to ask your doctor when you are first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease Your doctor just told you that you have Parkinson’s disease (PD). You might feel sad, nervous, or terrified. You might be shocked, or maybe you’re not that surprised because you had a feeling the diagnosis would be PD. No matter what emotions you’re experiencing: there is a […]

Building Your Parkinson’s Disease Care Team

You likely have heard about the importance of tackling Parkinson’s disease (PD) with a team approach. PD can encompass so many different symptoms and as such, many types of expertise can be helpful in combating those symptoms to ensure you achieve the maximum quality of life possible. Additionally, your team may change over time as […]

Parkinson’s Research Pipeline: Medication for Cognition on the Horizon

Potential new medications for Parkinson’s cognitive decline With Parkinson’s disease (PD), cognitive issues are quite common. Yet, there are currently few medications available to help alleviate this troubling symptom. In the recent past, there were a scarcity of clinical trials testing potential medications for cognitive difficulties and PD. Currently, there is now a long list […]