Determining Symptoms: Is it Parkinson’s Disease or Aging?

Is it a Parkinson’s symptom or a symptom of aging? As people age, they encounter new symptoms which may interfere with quality of life. The same is true for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The tricky thing is that there are many similar symptoms between the two causes! Often people with PD are left wondering: […]

Where are they now? Past APDA Research Grant Awardees

Advancing Scientific Breakthroughs and Empowering Parkinson’s Disease Research Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded more than $60 million in research grants to date. APDA awards individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. Grantees are selected through a competitive application […]

Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Technological Innovations

The Expanding Role of Technology Within Healthcare for Parkinson’s Disease Computers, smartphones, video — technology has become much more accessible and user-friendly and plays a big role in our everyday lives, from the ways we keep in touch to the ways we watch tv to the cars we drive (just to name a few). But […]

Trichloroethylene and Parkinson’s Disease Risk

TCE and Parkinson’s disease risk Like most chronic diseases, the chance of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) is due to an accumulation of both genetic and environmental risk factors. Researchers are working to identify as many of these risk factors as possible as well as to understand what causes a person to develop Parkinson’s. For many […]

Questions on Sex, Intimacy & Parkinson’s Disease

Exploring Parkinson’s Disease’s Impact on Sex and Intimacy On a recent episode of APDA’s Dr. Gilbert Hosts, I spoke with Dr. Regina Koepp, a clinical psychologist with expertise on sex, intimacy, and Parkinson’s disease (PD). We covered a lot of ground during the broadcast and answered questions from the audience. It was a very informative […]

Highlights from APDA-funded Parkinson’s Research: 2023 Update

APDA-Funded Research Projects: 2023 Update Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded nearly $60 million in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research grants to date. Every year, APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships awarded to scientists performing innovative PD research. APDA also funds Centers for Advanced Research, large PD […]

Limited Expressions: Facial Masking and Parkinson’s Disease

Small and Restricted Facial Movements in Parkinson’s Disease Small, limited, constricted, constrained, slow – these words describe the movements and overall functioning of many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). In PD, steps are often short, posture can be stooped, voice volume can be low, and handwriting can become small. These symptoms are part of the […]

Meet Dr. Stephan Grimaldi: an APDA-funded Researcher Working to Use MRI Imaging as a Possible Biomarker for Early Parkinson’s Disease

A Closer Look: Interview with APDA Researchers  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 dedicated […]

Understanding the Benefits of Physical Therapy & Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Physical therapy and exercise are crucial aspects of Parkinson’s disease (PD) treatment and APDA has many ways to help you get up and moving. Many people are curious about why exercise is so important for someone with PD and what type of exercise is best for someone with PD, which […]

Parkinson’s Disease & Body Temperature Regulation

The Reasons Behind Your Unexplained Temperature Changes     Dysregulation of temperature as a non-motor symptom of PD Our bodies are programmed to keep our internal temperature at a near-constant point, using very complex mechanisms. Parkinson’s disease (PD) can unfortunately interfere with this regulation, and it can significantly affect quality of life when these mechanisms don’t work […]