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  • Study suggests why neurons die in Parkinson’s disease
    Researchers at the University of Córdoba, Spain, have discovered how a certain protein may be linked to death of dopamine-producing neurons associated with Parkinson’s. Using animal models of the condition to conduct their study, the team focused on the protein DJ-1 – whose link to Parkinson’s has previously been established, though its exact function was uncertain. The researchers compared neurons ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-19By admin
  • “Researchers should regard patient participation as vital”
    Researchers from the Netherlands and the US are calling for patients to be more involved in structuring Parkinson’s studies Researchers from Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands and the Michael J Fox Foundation have released a ‘call to action’ for people with Parkinson’s to get involved in the design and execution of clinical studies related to the condition. The ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-19By admin
  • APDA-funded Parkinson’s Research Successes: 2022 Update
    APDA-funded Parkinson’s Research Successes: 2022 Update Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded nearly $55 million in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research grants to date. APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative PD research. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process and reviewed by APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-05-17By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Parkinson Canada Roundtable Report explores advocacy needs of Ontarians living with Parkinson’s
    The Parkinson Canada Ontario Advocacy Roundtable Report, the first in a provincial series of reports following the National Advocacy Roundtable Report, launches this week. More than 150 community members, including people living with Parkinson’s, their care partners, community organizations, healthcare specialists and government officials from across Canada participated in a nine-part series of roundtable discussions, which led to the creation ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-05-16By Lyle Quinn
  • Let’s Talk Stigma webinar: May 25
    Join us for our webinar, “Let’s Talk Stigma,” sponsored by Merz Therapeutics on Wednesday, May 25th at 2:00 PM ET as Dr. Soania Mathur discusses how stigma related to Parkinson’s can negatively impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of both the person living with Parkinson’s, and their care partners. Her daughter, Neha, will join her to share her knowledge surrounding ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-05-14By Lyle Quinn
  • Watch Recording: Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson’s
    Joel Mack, MD discusses depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s and ways to improve these symptoms. This Expert Q&A is sponsored by Amneal and Kyowa Kirin. Expert Q&A Webcast: Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson's from Brian Grant Foundation on Vimeo.The post Watch Recording: Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson’s appeared first on Brian Grant Foundation. ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2022-05-12By Katrina Kahl
  • Parkinson’s Disease And Neuronal Activity: What Is The Connection?
    Using in vitro and in vivo Parkinson’s disease models based on α-synuclein preformed fibrils injection, a research group in Japan (Jun Ueda, Norihito Uemura, and Ryosuke Takahashi) have found that perampanel, an antiepileptic drug, inhibited the propagation of α-synuclein pathology in Parkinson’s disease models (J Ueda et al. Movement Disorders, 2021). These results indicate that suppression of neuronal activity with ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2022-05-12By Jun Ueda, MD, PhD, and Ryosuke Takahashi, MD, PhD
  • “The best way of combatting Parkinson’s disease is to do something about it”
    Guy Deacon, former colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps in the British Army, tells us about travelling across Africa to raise Parkinson’s awareness – and “trying hard to make a difference” Tell us a bit about yourself. I am based in Dorset, just south of Sherborne in the UK. My last job was with the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) at ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-12By admin
  • Researchers have finally identified brain cells linked to Parkinson’s disease
    For decades, scientists have known that Parkinson’s is associated with the death of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Now, researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US, have discovered the specific subtype of brain cells that die in Parkinson’s disease. Using a technique called single-cell RNA signalling, which enables the individual analysis of cells within a tissue for ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-12By admin
  • A filmmaker’s “love letter” to Hollywood star Valerie Perrine
    ‘Valerie’, a short documentary by filmmaker Stacey Souther, highlights the dazzling career of retired actor Valerie Perrine – and provides an intimate portrayal of her “courageous battle” with Parkinson’s Hollywood actor Valerie Perrine – whose accomplishments in the cinema world include a starring role in ‘Superman’ in 1978 and a 1975 Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actress – was ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-12By admin
  • Parkinson’s Disease, Freezing of Gait and Walking Automaticity
    Many walking abnormalities in people with Parkinson’s disease may be characterized by a shift in locomotor control from healthy automaticity by basal ganglia to compensatory executive control by the cerebral cortex (1). This shift to less automaticity is potentially detrimental to walking performance as executive control strategies are not optimized for locomotor control, place excessive demands on a limited cognitive ... read more
    Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2022-05-09By Martina Mancini, PhD
  • Tiny DBS implant shows potential to advance Parkinson’s disease treatment
    In an innovative trial by North Bristol NHS Trust, UK, surgeons have succeeded in implanting a tiny deep brain stimulation (DBS) device into a person’s skull. Their aim?  To address symptoms of Parkinson’s. Designed with a tiny battery system that is inserted into the skull, the DBS device delivers electric impulses to targeted areas of the brain through electric probes. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-05By admin
  • The Orchestra Study: investigating a new Parkinson’s disease drug
    With no treatments currently available to slow down the progression of Parkinson’s, the launch of the Orchestra Study to evaluate an investigational compound may open doors for future Parkinson’s drugs Calling for research participants: a new study sponsored by global biopharmaceutical company UCB is recruiting volunteers for a research trial exploring a new drug for people with early-stage Parkinson’s. Previous ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-05By admin
  • “It’s so important to be clear about how people can help you”
    With a successful career in international development cooperation, communication is second nature for Germany-based Ingrid Roesner. When she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s eight years ago at the age of 57, she realised this skill would be “crucial” to help her live well with the condition When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it was a relief and a shock at the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-05-05By admin
  • The Future of Parkinson’s Disease Treatments – What’s New?
    New Parkinson’s Disease Treatments in the Pipeline The pipeline for new Parkinson’s disease (PD) medications is very crowded, with multiple new medications in various stages of research development that are targeting neuroprotection, as well as motor and non-motor symptoms. In several past blogs we have reviewed many strategies currently being tested for PD, which you can review below: Disease-modifying therapies ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-05-03By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • Could a specialised smartwatch support people with Parkinson’s disease?
    A specialised smartwatch, which could help those living with Parkinson’s to better manage their condition, will be rolled out to thousands of people in England. The Parkinson’s Kinetigraph, developed by the National Health Service (NHS) in Plymouth and the University of Plymouth, UK, contains sensors designed to monitor the wearer’s activity and buzz with medication reminders. Data collected from the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-04-28By admin
  • Podcast: Getting involved in Parkinson’s disease research
    A research expert and two people living with Parkinson’s join our multi-award-winning podcast to explore what it means to take part in research on the condition – and discuss the different ways people can get involved When Amelia Hursey – research manager at the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) – started working in Parkinson’s research, she noticed “a massive wealth” ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-04-28By admin
  • “We never stop” – launching The Parkinson Games 2022
    Passionate about sports? Then get set to take part in the very first Parkinson Games, to be held in the Netherlands this summer. It’s a chance for people with the condition to raise money for research and participate in a global event supporting the Parkinson’s community Plans are underway for The Parkinson Games – an event which will see people ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-04-28By admin
  • On Time Live Event
    Watch the recording of our live event for On Time: A Parkinson’s Podcast! On April 26, 2022, On Time co-hosts Brian Grant and Heather Kennedy were joined by guests Amber Hesford and Kevin Kwok to answer your questions. The show was moderated by Amy Lavallee, who is living with young onset Parkinson’s. Watch the recording to hear the discussion ... read more
    Source: Brian Grant FoundationPublished on 2022-04-27By Katrina Kahl
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week at Parkinson Canada
    No one knows the impact of volunteers better than a nonprofit serving a community of people who so graciously show up for others despite maneuvering through their own challenges. The countless volunteers within the Parkinson’s community across Canada commit their time where they can when their fellow Canadians impacted by Parkinson’s need them. Below, you’ll hear first-hand from 10 volunteers ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-04-26By Lyle Quinn
  • Spinal cord implant may improve mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease
    A study from researchers in France has found that a spinal cord implant could improve sleep and mobility in people with orthostatic hypotension – a condition which is common in ‘advanced’ Parkinson’s. Orthostatic hypotension, which can cause blood pressure to drop when standing, may also lead to dizziness, fainting and increasing difficulty walking and sleeping. The latest research, shared in ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-04-21By admin
  • “There is something marvellous about taking control of our lives”
    Author and blogger Jo Yaldren spent a year saying ‘yes’ to a host of new activities, many of them for the first time. She describes the positive impact her ‘Year of Yes’ has had on her experience of life with Parkinson’s Tell us a bit about yourself and your experience of Parkinson’s. My name is Jo Yaldren and I live ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2022-04-21By admin
  • What I wish I knew when I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
    Wisdom & Advice from People Living with Parkinson’s Disease  The voice of our Parkinson’s disease (PD) community is vibrant and full of excellent advice. And we know that hearing from those who have “been there” can be particularly helpful. For this article, we specifically consulted those who have more than a decade of experience with PD to tell us what advice ... read more
    Source: American Parkinson Disease AssociationPublished on 2022-04-19By Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
  • From caring comes courage – the trials and triumphs of being a care partner
    Care partners are strong. They have to be in order to support the person they care for and still manage the various tasks and activities of daily living for themselves and for any others who may rely on them. It is through these strengths that they find the courage to meet the varied needs of the person with Parkinson’s. As ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-04-18By Lyle Quinn
  • Behind the mask: The emotional symptoms of Parkinson’s
    While the effects of Parkinson’s on movement are often the most visible, symptoms of Parkinson’s, including emotional and cognitive challenges, can often have an even more significant effect on quality of life. Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s may outnumber motor symptoms and can appear years before motor symptoms. They fall into three categories: emotional, cognitive, and autonomic. This article focuses on ... read more
    Source: Parkinson CanadaPublished on 2022-04-18By Lyle Quinn
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