Parkinson’s and Nutrition, Exercise & Physical Therapy: Your questions answered!

On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts, Dr. Drew Falconer joined me to tackle your unanswered questions about Parkinson’s disease (PD). We covered a lot of ground during the broadcast and answered many questions from the audience. In this blog, we are answering some of the questions we didn’t have time for, specifically about nutrition, […]

2023 Update: COVID-19 and Parkinson’s Disease

In March 2020, COVID-19 unexpectedly entered our lives, and over the past three years, we have navigated a roller-coaster of events and consequences. Thankfully the development of vaccines and treatments has changed our relationship with COVID-19 and decreased the burden of the virus. We will likely never be free of COVID-19. While vaccination substantially lowers […]

Personality Changes and Parkinson’s Disease

The Effect of Parkinson’s Disease on Personality Through APDA’s Ask the Doctor portal, we receive many questions on a vast array of topics. (Feel free to submit your own question at any time.) A frequent topic that readers ask us about is the effect of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on personality. Today, we will explore that difficult topic. What […]

Improving Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s: An Interview with ADPA Researcher, Dr. Enrico Opri

A Closer Look: An Interview with Dr. Enrico Opri 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). One way we do that is through our Interview with APDA Researchers series within this blog so you can get a closer look at some of […]

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 […]