Planning for the What ifs – Falls, Extreme Immobility and Swallowing Difficulties

Planning for the What ifs – Part Three Falls, Extreme Immobility and Secretion Management  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 in their […]

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The use of acupuncture and massage for Parkinson’s disease

Exploring therapeutic treatments for Parkinson’s disease A growing number of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are interested in trying to improve both their motor and non-motor symptoms with therapies that are not medications. Beyond physical, occupational and speech therapy, all of which can play a crucial role in maximizing function in PD, there are a […]

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Genes, Stem cells and Alpha-synuclein: An Interview with APDA Researcher Dr. Vikram Khurana

Our A Closer Look blog is designed to educate, inform and inspire you through a variety of topics and insights about Parkinson’s disease (PD). Our Interview with APDA Researchers series within the blog was created to give you a closer look at some of the dedicated APDA-funded researchers who are focused on finding better treatments and a […]

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Parenting with Parkinson’s Disease

A discussion about navigating Parkinson’s and parenting About ten percent of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed before the age of 50, a subset of PD known as Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD), sometimes referred to as Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease. People with YOPD have a number of unique concerns that people who are […]

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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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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 with more than one ailment or disease […]

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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”

Planning for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease 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 is gradual, maybe even imperceptible […]

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