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More studies are showing that living well keeps the brain engaged. This article lists five ways to keep the brain sharp. “Some experts believe that if we live long enough, we will all lose enough cells and inevitably develop a neurodegenerative disease,” said Dr. Okun.
Acadia announced that the first drug for hallucinations and delusions associated with PD psychosis was approved. “Today’s approval of NUPLAZID represents a major paradigm shift in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis,” said Dr. Okun.
NPF Western New York successfully made the Peace Bridge, Electric Tower and Niagara Falls blue for Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Dr. Vilasini Shanbhag, NPF WNY board member, shares some of her story.
Dr. Okun is quoted in regards to how a change in handwriting can be an indicator of PD. Other signs mentioned in this article can be a forewarning of serious health issues.
Michael Franzen serves on NPF Minnesota’s board and speaks to how his YOPD diagnosis inspired him to get involved with raising PD awareness through NPF and Moving Day® Twin Cities.
In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month, James Morgan III shared with us what it's like to live with a movement disorder. Here are his words, as told to Get Old contributor Kate Silver.
The movement disorder affects each person differently, but tailoring your treatment for specific symptoms can improve your quality of life.
Moving Day® Santa Clarita received coverage from a local radio station.
Haverhill School Committeeman Scott W. Wood Jr. is calling attention to Parkinson’s Awareness Month and urging residents to take part in Moving Day. “The aim is to encourage people to stay active and move for better health,” he said.
NPF Western New York’s blue light bulb campaign is going strong. The idea for the blue bulbs came after a number of local landmarks agreed to be lit blue to raise awareness.