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  • “With Parkinson’s disease, rhythm can help you walk and singing can help you speak”
    Artist, producer and writer Gerald Ganglbauer is using music to campaign for people with Parkinson’s. He shares the story behind the latest music produced by his organisation, Parkinsong – and why he’s determined to be “honest” about the condition Tell us about yourself and your experience of Parkinson’s disease. The shortest answer to this question is that I’m an Austrian ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-16By admin
  • Survey highlights seven walking strategies for Parkinson’s disease
    Did you know there are strategies designed to help people with Parkinson’s cope with walking difficulties? A survey from researchers at Radboud University Medical Centre, the Netherlands, suggests that many people with the condition might not be aware of seven key strategies – which include internal and external cueing, visualising movement and practising relaxation techniques. Of the 4,324 people surveyed, ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-16By admin
  • Is an important Parkinson’s disease symptom being neglected?
    Drooling is an often-overlooked symptom of Parkinson’s disease – but the psychological impacts can be profound. A new survey from the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) shows that, although there is help available, many are not receiving the best possible treatment Drooling – an often-neglected Parkinson’s symptom – is more common than previously thought and is negatively impacting the lives ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-16By admin
  • Watch Video from September Expert Q&A: Immunity and Parkinson’s
    Watch the recording of our Expert Q&A: Immunity and Parkinson’s with Dr. Bethany Tennant from September 14, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal and Kyowa Kirin, and to all of the generous donations that help support BGF programs. >> Watch VideoThe post Watch Video from September Expert Q&A: Immunity and Parkinson’s appeared first on Brian ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-09-14By Iris
  • A personal and Scentific Journey into Parkinson’s Disease: The Promise and Power of Collaboration
    The Westmeath United Church records state that my great grandfather died of “paralysis” at the age of 63, over 100 years ago. My grandfather, father and uncle were all later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which led my family to develop a long-standing and intimate relationship with the disease. Throughout my journey as a caregiver to my dad I was toggling ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2021-09-09By Alina Vogel
  • “We can never have enough people helping people with Parkinson’s”
    The co-founders of PD Avengers – a global alliance with a goal to end Parkinson’s disease – took over the latest episodes of the Michael J Fox Foundation podcast to speak to Parkinson’s organisations around the world about why collaboration is important to their mission What do Parkinson’s organisations around the world want to achieve – and why should people ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-09By admin
  • Neurologists should ‘speak up’ about Covid vaccines for people with Parkinson’s, says study
    Many people with Parkinson’s disease remain unsure of whether healthcare providers recommend vaccinations for COVID and other respiratory illnesses, according to a US study – leading to calls for neurologists “to advocate for preventive care and improve vaccine trust” US academics found that in a survey of 143 patients, more than 30% did not know whether their physicians recommended vaccines ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-09By admin
  • Marjoram tea may reduce non-motor symptoms and depression in Parkinson’s disease
    Researchers in Tunisia have found that drinking marjoram tea daily may help reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. As part of a small study, the team recruited 60 people with Parkinson’s who used antiparkinsonian medication. Half of the group were assigned to drink marjoram tea and the other half a placebo tea, every night for 30 days. During the study period, ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-09By admin
  • Genetics. It’s Complicated. And Awesome.
    Parkinson’s is a genetic disease. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. Here I’m going to try to briefly discuss some of the key issues in Parkinson’s genetics.How genetic is Parkinson’s disease?This is a common question and one we can use genetics to answer, at least approximately. What the data tells us is that for an average person with ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2021-09-07By Andrew Singleton, PhD
  • New and innovative Parkinson’s disease research being funded by APDA
    NEW, INNOVATIVE PARKINSON’S DISEASE RESEARCH BEING FUNDED BY APDA On September 1, 2021, APDA announced our research grantees for the year ahead. Our grant recipients are working tirelessly to understand the complexities of Parkinson’s disease in an effort to develop new treatments and eventually, a cure, and we are honored to support their work. This year APDA awarded $1.85 million ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2021-09-07By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Shrimp and Melon Ceviche in Grilled Avocado
    Oregon Bay shrimp is always a favorite treat, and when mixed with melon, chilies, and served in warm grilled avocadoes it becomes a truly special summer meal. Try it with your favorite melon, such as Tuscan, cantaloupe, or watermelon, or a combination of them as we have here. They take the place of tomatoes in this, and it’s a wonderfully ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-09-04By Iris
  • Virtual reality: exercise therapy for Parkinson’s disease?
    US researchers are developing immersive virtual reality (VR) games as exercise therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease. Designed by a team at Virginia Commonwealth University, the games aim to address motor symptoms and encourage movement. “The idea is to have something where you’re motivated and engaged, and you can put this headset on and work out anytime,” said research lead ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-02By admin
  • A father and daughter on how Parkinson’s disease changed their lives
    When Samantha Felder was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a decade ago, at the age of 21, she says it felt “like a slap in the face”. We find out how she navigated the condition with help from her father, Craig Barbian, how Parkinson’s has changed their relationship – and what keeps them hopeful What were the first Parkinson’s symptoms you ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-02By admin
  • Environmental Protection Agency bans pesticide linked to Parkinson’s disease
    Chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to the onset of Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions, has been banned in the US. We take a closer look at what this means for the Parkinson’s community – and the campaigners that pushed for the decision The rise of Parkinson’s disease has long been linked to environmental factors, including air pollution and the use of ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-09-02By admin
  • Our Very Own Paralympian
    Most mornings you can find Todd Vogt on the water when the rest of us are still sleeping. Todd, who is an active member of our Program Advisory Committee, is living with young onset Parkinson’s disease. But that isn’t stopping this 47 year old from competing at the highest levels of rowing. We first shared Todd’s story ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-09-01By Iris
  • Pushing for Progress: American Parkinson Disease Association Funding To Accelerate Scientists’ Pursuit for Answers
    Pushing for Progress: American Parkinson Disease Association Funding To Accelerate Scientists’ Pursuit for Answers From biomarker development to the use of sono-optogenetics, $1.85 million in innovative research to be funded for 2021– 2022 year NEW YORK, NY, September 1, 2021 – The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has just awarded $1.85 million to support cutting-edge Parkinson’s disease (PD) research for ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2021-08-31By Phil Franchina
  • Roasted Sheet Pan Halibut Nicoise Salad
    Instructions Preheat oven to 450F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes and artichokes (do not fully drain artichokes, use a little of their marinade for flavoring potatoes) with half of olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast 18 minutes, tossing halfway through, until golden brown. Push all to one side of pan. Add halibut and asparagus ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-08-31By Iris
  • Podcast: Love, sex and Parkinson’s
    In a new episode of the Parkinson’s Life podcast, two guests join us for an honest conversation on the highs and lows of looking for love while living with Parkinson’s disease “Hey, by the way, I have a degenerative progressive disease. It’s probably going to kill me someday. We can still date, right? And then all of a sudden: crickets.” ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-08-26By admin
  • “Finding a DBS system to fit the needs of individual patients is crucial”
    Germany-based neurosurgeon Professor Veerle Visser‐Vandewalle shares her experience of the latest DBS technology from Boston Scientific, how it’s helping her to personalise treatment for people with Parkinson’s – and why she believes in supporting patients “as a whole” Professor Veerle Visser‐Vandewalle has focused on Deep Brain Stimulation as a Parkinson’s disease treatment for the last 24 years. As head of stereotactic ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-08-26By admin
  • People with Parkinson’s disease may benefit from new brain scan
    In a study funded by the charity Parkinson’s UK, researchers have used a new type of brain scan to uncover how an ADHD medication could benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. Scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK, based their research on existing knowledge of atomoxetine, an ADHD drug that rebalances a chemical in the brain – which has previously shown ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-08-26By admin
  • Lower back pain and Parkinson’s disease
    Lower back pain and Parkinson’s disease Lower back pain is an extremely common problem in the general population, as well as for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It tends to make moving more difficult, adding to the challenges of PD. Tim Nordahl, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at Boston University gave an excellent presentation as part of APDA’s Let’s Keep ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2021-08-24By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • First of Nine Virtual Roundtables Exploring Realities of Diagnosis and Access to Care Held
    Across Canada, most people living with Parkinson’s face the burden of significant wait times for diagnosis, as well as a lack of access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary care utilizing a consistent approach. It’s time to raise the voice of people affected with Parkinson’s through advocacy efforts focused on improving care. Parkinson’s is a highly complex disease that requires a range of ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2021-08-20By Mitch Lieu
  • Innovative approach to studying Parkinson’s disease discovered
    Scientists in the US have discovered a new way of investigating Parkinson’s disease through proteins. Similar to the way oil separates from water, some proteins in cells can separate into tiny droplets. Faults in this process, such as clogs, can lead to the onset of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s. Now, researchers from Rutgers University, US, have succeeded in quantifying ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-08-19By admin
  • “The digital revolution has definitely started”
    How is digital technology shaping care for people with Parkinson’s disease? In a special issue of the ‘Journal of Parkinson’s Disease’, experts share insights into the future of digital health – from innovative tools to new research applications “The increase in use of digital platforms is transforming neurological care at a rapid pace.” So write the guest editors of a ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2021-08-19By admin
  • BGF ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER IS “PLATES FOR PARKINSON’S” MONTH TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY DIETARY CHOICES
    Brought to you by Market of Choice, nutrition education program includes weekly cooking demonstrations and expert guidance to help people with Parkinson’s gain the benefits of healthy eating Portland, Ore. (August 16, 2021) – Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) is hosting a virtual “Plates for Parkinson’s” month in September to help people with Parkinson’s incorporate foods that meet nutritional recommendations ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2021-08-16By Iris
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