Maintaining your mental health during the COVID-19 crisis

Mental health in the time of COVID-19 Many people are feeling tense and anxious in this difficult time. But for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), as well as for anyone with a chronic disease, this time can be more stressful than for those without health issues, for a number of reasons. I have previously discussed […]

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Exercising safely at home. How to stay moving in the era of COVID-19

How to stay moving during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of our daily lives and routines. The Parkinson’s disease (PD) community has been particularly affected since most people with PD fall into the category of people who are at higher risk of complications from the virus – the older population […]

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What now? How to stay supported and connected despite Coronavirus disease 2019

Explore our online resources to stay connected In efforts to keep people safe and healthy, there have been many COVID-19-related cancellations of Parkinson’s disease (PD) support groups, exercise classes and educational symposia (along with many other events and activities). Despite these cancellations, it continues to remain crucial for our PD community to find opportunities for […]

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Other causes of tremor besides Parkinson’s disease

A tremor doesn’t always mean it’s Parkinson’s Many people think of Parkinson’s disease (PD) as the “tremor disease”, so much so, that when a tremor is noticed, the first diagnosis people typically think of is PD. Although about 25% of people with PD do not have tremor, 75% of them do, so tremor is certainly […]

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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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