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  • Genetics Has Revolutionized Parkinson’s Research. So What?
    I was at a scientific meeting recently talking about neurological diseases in general and it struck me that every single speaker used human genetic data as an example of a cause of disease. This wasn’t true when I started out in research - we simply didn’t have the information at that time. Now we have a lot of information supporting ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2023-01-26By Mark R Cookson, PhD
  • Take part in the Crazy Spark Art Challenge!
    Are you ready to get creative for Parkinson’s awareness? This month, the Crazy Spark Art Challenge invites members of the community to share their artistic interpretations of a global Parkinson’s logo Last year, ‘The Spark’ was introduced as a new, universal logo designed to raise global Parkinson’s awareness. Now, an advocacy group in Germany has invited people living with the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-26By admin
  • Study finds just six minutes of daily exercise might delay onset of Parkinson’s disease
    Regular exercise is a common therapeutic strategy for people with Parkinson’s. Now, a study from New Zealand has suggested that daily physical activity might even delay the onset of this condition. Published in ‘The Physiological Society’, the study focused on a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) – which has previously been shown to boost cognitive performance. The researchers assessed the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-26By admin
  • Could a cough medicine help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease?
    Cough medicine is commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory conditions – but could it also help slow the progression of Parkinson’s? An exciting trial funded by Cure Parkinson’s aims to find out This year, a large-scale clinical trial will recruit participants with Parkinson’s to investigate whether ambroxol – a drug commonly used to treat coughs – could help slow ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-26By admin
  • Understanding depression, apathy and anxiety in Parkinson’s
    “Most people don’t realize that Parkinson’s has mental health symptoms. And it’s those symptoms that are harder to deal with than the ones you can see some days.” – Ben Smith, Calgary Volunteer Event Coordinator.  Unbeknownst to many, Parkinson’s often comes with an onslaught of mental health symptoms. Like Ben, many Canadians living with Parkinson’s report ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2023-01-24By Mahreen Khan
  • Ways to Set & Keep Goals While Living with Parkinson’s
    Ways to Set & Keep Goals While Living with Parkinson’s Living with Parkinson’s can make setting and keeping goals a challenge. It’s hard to know what each day will bring when you’re living with a disease that has chronic and/or progressive symptoms.  However, symptom management for Parkinson’s depends on maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and creating a good support ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2023-01-23By Danielle
  • Wellness Webcast: Being Well with Parkinson’s
    On January 11, we kicked off our first Wellness Webcast of 2023 with Kat Hill and Nancy Peate, authors of Being Well with Chronic Illness: A Guide to Joy and Resilience with Your Diagnosis. See upcoming monthly Wellness Webcasts by visiting briangrant.org/events. Our Wellness Webcast series is presented by Amneal, Kyowa Kirin, and generous donations made to the Brian Grant Foundation ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2023-01-23By Katrina Kahl
  • Parkinson’s Educational Webinar: The Importance of Estate and Will Planning
    Learning Objectives: Discuss the importance of having the proper documents for financial and medical decisions. Review documents such as Last Will and Testament, Durable General Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directive Summarize the process and importance of estate planning. REGISTER HERE The post Parkinson’s Educational Webinar: The Importance of Estate and Will Planning appeared first on American ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2023-01-19By Naomi McLeod
  • Parkinson’s: When Anxiety Becomes A Central Symptom Of The Disease
    Everyone knows what anxiety is since each of us has already experienced some apprehension before an exam, when speaking in public, or when facing a challenging circumstance. Anxiety is a normal reaction to a threat, a constraint, or an unpredictable situation. In people with anxiety disorders, this reaction is excessive (too intense, too frequent, too long-lasting, no identified cause), disrupts ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2023-01-19By Kathy Dujardin, PhD
  • “Anybody affected by Parkinson’s disease deserves equal access to care”
    We hear from Tania Park, the recently appointed CEO of Parkinson’s Africa, about taking on the role, how she became involved in the Parkinson’s community – and her goals for the future of the patient advocacy organisation Tell us about yourself. I am originally from Bulgaria, where I played professional football for the Bulgarian youth national team. After a ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-19By admin
  • Machine learning may help predict risk of freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease
    Difficulty taking steps forward, often referred to as the freezing of gait (FOG), is a common symptom experienced by people with Parkinson’s and one that can be difficult to predict. China-based researchers suggest that machine learning – artificial intelligence (AI) that uses algorithms to analyse data – could help predict the risk of freezing of gait developing in the early ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-19By admin
  • Stay active this winter: 5 indoor sports for Parkinson’s disease
    Regular exercise can improve physical and mental health, and it has been shown to have a positive impact on people with Parkinson’s. But in the middle of winter, exercise options can be limited. We round up five ways to stay active – and warm! – during the colder months 1. Swimming For people with Parkinson’s, swimming and aquatic therapy (performing physical ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-19By admin
  • Biking Brighton to Barcelona
    When I attended the WPC for the first time in Kyoto in 2019, I had no idea of the huge impact it would have on my life. I sensed immediately when I arrived at the congress that it would provide not only an exceptional educational programme but an opportunity to connect with others from around the world, all living with ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2023-01-18By Alina Vogel
  • 2023 Update: COVID-19 and Parkinson’s Disease
    In March 2020, COVID-19 unexpectedly entered our lives, and over the past three years, we have navigated a roller-coaster of events and consequences. Thankfully the development of vaccines and treatments has changed our relationship with COVID-19 and decreased the burden of the virus. We will likely never be free of COVID-19. While vaccination substantially lowers the risk of ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2023-01-16By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Brian’s Corner: January 2023
    Happy 2023! Like many of you, I’m using the New Year as a jump start for getting back into some healthier habits.  I have three goals: eat better, exercise more regularly, and spend more time with my kids and family. These may seem really basic, but after living with Parkinson’s for fifteen years, I’ve found that they are the key ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2023-01-12By Danielle
  • Technology Innovations: Smartphones and Other Devices in Parkinson’s Disease
    INNOVACIONES TECNOLÓGICAS: SMARTPHONES Y OTROS DISPOSITIVOS EN LA ENFERMEDAD DE PARKINSON Vivir día a día con la enfermedad de Parkinson (EP) es un desafío, debido a los diferentes síntomas que presenta y a las fluctuaciones motoras y no motoras que experimentan las personas con EP en su vida diaria.La tecnología médica está ahí para ayudar a los pacientes, cuidadores y ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2023-01-12By Cecilia Peralta, MD
  • Long-term exposure to air pollution could impact Parkinson’s disease mortality risk
    New research has suggested that long-term exposure to air pollutants could increase the risk of death from Parkinson’s. A team of European researchers conducted the study, published in the journal ‘Environment International’, as part of the Effects of Low-Level Air Pollution: A Study in Europe (ELAPSE) project – a Europe-wide initiative looking at the effects of low air pollution levels ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-12By admin
  • “I wanted to help make sense of what was happening to us”
    Canada-based Leslie Davidson tells us how she and her late husband managed simultaneous diagnoses of neurological conditions – and shares how her recently published memoir ‘Dancing in Small Spaces’ seeks to honour him Tell us a bit about yourself. I live in Revelstoke, a city in British Columbia, Canada. It is a small ski community in the mountains. I’ve been ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-12By admin
  • Simple six-step recipe for carrot and ginger soup
    UK chef Jane McClenaghan, whose father lives with Parkinson’s, shares her take on a carrot and ginger soup – brimming with vegetables, protein and fibre for people with the condition Why is this hearty soup such a good option for people with Parkinson’s? UK-based chef Jane McClenaghan, whose father was diagnosed with the condition in 2016, says: “Lentils are a ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-12By admin
  • Looking For Parkinson’s Disease Treatment? – Try Boxing
    Many people think that boxing is inherently violent. While there are plenty of boxing movies that come to mind where the end of the match often leaves one of the characters bruised and bloody, there are many ways boxing programs can help without hurting anyone. Take karate for example. Many people sign their young children up for karate, even though ... read more
    Source: Rock Steady BoxingPublished on 2023-01-09By Valve Meter
  • Riding the Parkinson’s Rollercoaster One Word at A Time
    My journal has saved me on more than one occasion. A lot, if I’m being honest. As a result it’s full of beauty, joy, humor and gratitude. It’s also full of hard truths, controversial feelings, half-considered observations, weird story ideas, and writing that really isn’t any good.It’s exactly what I need.People intimately affected by Parkinson’s are on the kind of ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2023-01-09By Rebecca Gifford
  • Could living near nature help to slow Parkinson’s disease progression?
    There are numerous reported benefits to spending time outdoors – from boosting your mood to improving your physical health. Now, new research from the US has found that living near natural environments – like forests, parks and rivers – could be linked to a slower progression of Parkinson’s. The study, published in ‘JAMA Network Open’, focused on people aged 65 ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-05By admin
  • “The aim of the haiku poet is to capture the essence of a moment”
    British writer and poet Stella Pierides discusses her passion for haiku poetry, how it has improved her quality of life – and why she encourages others with Parkinson’s to take up the craft Please tell us a bit about yourself and your experience of Parkinson’s. I am a haiku poet and writer, a member of The Haiku Foundation Board ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2023-01-05By admin
  • Three exercises to keep you balanced in the new year
    Exercise is critical for helping manage motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, such as tremors and balance issues, as well as non-motor symptoms related to mood. It’s very likely that one of the first pieces of advice your neurologist or movement disorder specialist will give you after diagnosing you with Parkinson’s is to prioritize exercise in your life. Many Canadians living with ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2023-01-04By Mahreen Khan
  • Personality Changes and Parkinson’s Disease
    The Effect of Parkinson’s Disease on Personality Through APDA’s Ask the Doctor portal, we receive many questions on a vast array of topics. (Feel free to submit your own question at any time.) A frequent topic that readers ask us about is the effect of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on personality. Today, we will explore that difficult topic. What is personality? ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2023-01-03By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
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