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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

APDA’s Grassroots Network: APDA Chapters

Get to know the American Parkinson Disease Association Chapters American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network serving the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. This network is comprised of APDA Chapters and APDA Information & Referral (I&R) Centers across the country, through which we provide critical resources, programs and services to people living with […]

Read More

Posture problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Gilbert discusses the various abnormal postures associated with Parkinson’s disease. Posture and PD A well-established but poorly understood clinical feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is difficulty with posture. Most people with PD exhibit some degree of stooped posture. A smaller group of people with PD have more pronounced problems with posture. They might walk […]

Read More

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 People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been asking a lot of questions about COVID-19 since the pandemic began and APDA has been here with the answers you need. Additionally, please read APDA’s general information for the PD community about COVID-19. For the most […]

Read More

Planning for the What Ifs: Navigating the Future

Navigating the Future with Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Gilbert interviews Eleanora Tornatore-Mikesh for her insights on planning for the future with advanced Parkinson’s Today we continue Parkinson’s Disease: Planning for the What Ifs, a special series of posts that discuss the issues of advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). Additional background about advanced PD and the full introduction to the […]

Read More

APDA’s Grassroots Network: APDA Information & Referral Centers

Get to know the programs we offer at our Information & Referral centers APDA is the largest grassroots network serving the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. This network is comprised of APDA Chapters and APDA Information & Referral Centers across the country, through which we provide critical resources, programs and services to people living with PD […]

Read More

The many variations of carbidopa/levodopa – the mainstay of Parkinson’s disease treatment

How carbidopa/levodopa is used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms Loss of neurons in the brain that use dopamine to communicate is one of the hallmark features of Parkinson’s disease (PD), causing slowness, stiffness, tremor and balance problems. Replacing the brain’s dopamine is therefore one of the key treatment strategies to help improve the motor symptoms […]

Read More

Where are they now? APDA’s research success continued

Q & A with APDA research grant recipients Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded more than $51 million in research grants to date. APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. Grants are awarded through a competitive application […]

Read More