How Parkinson’s Disease Researchers Get Funding for Their Work

Learn more about how Parkinson’s research grant proposals are created, from inception to submission to APDA Every May, APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board  (SAB) meets to choose the research grants that APDA will fund in the upcoming fiscal year. APDA’s SAB is comprised of highly successful scientists with a broad range of backgrounds and expertise in […]

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Impaired Balance and Falls in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Balance Impairment and Falls in Parkinson’s Disease One of the most challenging symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that fundamentally affects quality of life is balance impairment that can lead to falls. Falls are one of the major causes of emergency room visits and hospitalizations for people with PD, so finding ways to prevent as many […]

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Preventing the Accumulation of alpha-synuclein: An Interview with ADPA Researcher, Dr. April Darling

Meet Dr. April Darling, an APDA-funded researcher studying methods to reduce alpha-synuclein in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. 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, as a […]

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Practical Tips on Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease from our PD Community

Improve your Routine with Helpful Advice & Tips from People with PD & Care Partners Last month, I hosted Dr. Joseph Friedman, a movement disorders neurologist and the Medical Director of the APDA Rhode Island Chapter and Information & Referral Center, for a conversation about small changes in your routine that can have a big […]

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The Effects of the MIND and Mediterranean Diets on Parkinson’s Disease

New research into the best diets for Parkinson’s disease reveals the Mediterranean and MIND diets may be associated with later-age of onset of PD There are not many aspects of life that a person feels are under his or her control – especially if that person happens to have Parkinson’s disease (PD).  But diet – […]

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STAY SUPPORTED AND CONNECTED FROM ANYWHERE

STAY SUPPORTED AND CONNECTED FROM ANYWHERE EXPLORE OUR ONLINE RESOURCES In the face of mobility challenges, it continues to remain crucial for our PD community to find opportunities for physical, social and emotional engagement. If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that there are so many ways to connect and engage with others, even […]

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EXERCISING SAFELY AT HOME: HOW TO STAY MOVING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

HOW TO STAY MOVING in a virtual world The COVID-19 pandemic has been such a significant fixture in our lives over the past year and upended many aspects of our regular routines. Thankfully now that vaccination is becoming more prevalent, people are slowly resuming some of their pre-pandemic activities. One silver lining of the pandemic […]

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Highlights from the 2021 AAN Annual Meeting

The Latest in Parkinson’s Research from AAN 2021 The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the preeminent professional association for neurologists in the US dedicated to supporting and improving the profession of neurology. Every year, AAN holds an annual conference at which new data on all aspects of neurology, including Parkinson’s disease (PD), is presented. […]

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Telemedicine & Parkinson’s Disease

TELEMEDICINE & PARKINSON’S DISEASE Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers across the country started offering telemedicine as a method of receiving care in order to ensure the safety of the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community and medical staff. Telemedicine has many advantages for the PD community beyond just alleviating the pandemic-related safety concerns, and […]

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