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A drug designed to kill cells can, at lower doses, clear out the buildup that causes the feared brain diseases.
A two- to four-year analysis of Parkinson's patients from a single movement disorders center revealed that about half who had normal cognition at a baseline evaluation developed cognitive impairment within six years.
Overstressed caregivers are vulnerable to depression and other health problems- Carolyn and Jerry Stein provide insight into maximizing care giving efforts.
The Jewish Community Center of Tampa and University of South Florida Health have won a joint and competitive $150,000 grant to establish a Parkinson’s disease wellness program.
Crowd of 500 walked to Canalside and danced and did yoga at Coca-Cola Field in spite of the cold, drizzling rain as National Parkinson Foundation volunteers got the word out that action helps fight the disease.
A new book presenting the latest updates on potential breakthrough therapies for Parkinson’s disease has been launched. The author, Michael S Okun M.D., is the medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)
Neurologist Maria De Leon confronts her own perplexing Parkinson’s symptoms. She describes the way she overcame these symptoms and offers some advice for people with Parkinson’s.
The Palmetto Bay mother of seven is enrolled in a twice-weekly indoor cycling class at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center west of downtown Miami. She walks the treadmill and takes yoga classes at the Y.
Dance therapist Erica Hornthal has received a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation that will enable her to provide complimentary therapeutic dance classes to people with Parkinson’s Disease.
SAN DIEGO — The use of antipsychotic (AP) medication to treat psychosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) increases the risk for all-cause death, and the risk varies with the AP class and the specific drugs within a class, a study shows.