A Discussion with Parkinson’s Disease Care Partners

What does it mean to be a Parksinon’s disease care partner? Being a care partner for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a whirlwind of challenges, responsibilities, setbacks and victories. It is a very difficult, but potentially very rewarding role. Knowing that many of you reading this are trying to navigate the complexities of being […]

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Planning for the What-Ifs: Sleep disorders in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

Planning for the What-Ifs, Part Five: Sleep Disorders & 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 in their activities of daily […]

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Could this be due to Parkinson’s Disease? Uncommon non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

It is common for a person with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to attribute every new symptom that develops to PD. That is largely because the list of non-motor symptoms (symptoms that you can’t see) commonly associated with PD is so varied, it can seem that almost anything is a symptom of PD!  But if you take […]

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Genetic Research in Under-studied Populations: An Interview with APDA Researcher, Dr. Karen Nuytemans

Parkinson’s Disease & Genetics in the Hispanic Population Today we continue our Interview with APDA Researchers series to bring you a closer look at some of the dedicated APDA-funded researchers who are working tirelessly to understand the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Our guest today is Dr. Karen Nuytemans,  a Research Assistant Professor in the John […]

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Planning for the What-Ifs: Bowel and Bladder Issues in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

Planning for the What-Ifs: Part Four Bowel and Bladder Issues 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 in their activities […]

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Restless Leg Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic and sleep-related condition characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs. The symptoms respond to dopaminergic medications such as dopamine agonists or levodopa, which are also used to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD), making an association between RLS and PD likely. Here we explore RLS and its potential […]

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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 With the continued spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, in the United States and throughout the world, Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients have been reaching out and asking questions and we’re here with the answers you need. As such, we […]

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Early disease detection: An Interview with APDA Researcher Dr. Mohammad Shahnawaz

The search for a Parkinson’s disease biomarker 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 the […]

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Let’s Talk About Home Modifications and Parkinson’s Disease

How modifications to your environment can help you stay in your home As we hear often, Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects every person differently. Because of this, it is very difficult to predict how any individual’s PD will progress. This may create a source of stress as people with PD and their care partners begin to […]

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