Introducing A Closer Look

Information, facts and practical guidance to help those impacted by Parkinson’s live life to the fullest.


In today’s hyper-connected world, you can find an almost infinite amount of information about Parkinson’s disease (PD) in every corner of the internet and on every social media outlet. It can be hard to know what to read, what to believe, and most importantly, what changes you should (or shouldn’t) implement in your life in response to the information that is out there.

If this is your experience, then A Closer Look was designed for you. Through this blog, I will address both timely and timeless topics related to the disease and aim to explain them to people with PD, their care partners (and everyone else who is interested) in a way that’s easy to understand and relevant to your lives. We will also focus on practical tips to help you determine how to best apply the information to your PD journey.

We’ll post weekly updates to keep you ‘in the know’ and we’ve got some really exciting and interesting topics lined up for you, including:

  • Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s disease dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Lewy Body Dementia– what does it all mean?
  • Understanding Stem Cell Therapy
  • The Promise of Telemedicine
  • Improving Quality of Life Through Exercise
  • And so much more!

A new blog post will be shared every Tuesday. Keep an eye out for some guest bloggers as well!

If you have a topic you’d like me to explore please let me know by clicking here to submit your suggestion. We will review and consider all submissions, but please understand that not all submissions can be addressed in this blog.

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Dr. Rebecca Gilbert

APDA Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Gilbert received her MD degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York and her PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She then pursued Neurology Residency training as well as Movement Disorders Fellowship training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Prior to coming to APDA, she was an Associate Professor of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center. In this role, she saw movement disorder patients, initiated and directed the NYU Movement Disorders Fellowship, participated in clinical trials and other research initiatives for PD and lectured widely on the disease.

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DISCLAIMER: Any medical information disseminated via this blog is solely for the purpose of providing information to the audience, and is not intended as medical advice. Our healthcare professionals cannot recommend treatment or make diagnoses, but can respond to general questions. We encourage you to direct any specific questions to your personal healthcare providers.