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Tips for Daily Living – Extreme Weather Emergency Preparedness

Date: 
Monday, September 10, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Preparing for extreme weather is a burden for anyone in the path of a storm or fire. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers should take these tips into consideration to ensure that all PD-related needs are accounted for when preparing for a hurricane or any other natural disaster:

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Being Your Own Caregiver

Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2018
Author: 
Honor

"You know I don’t eat in public,” Pat Merryman said to Wanda Patton, who are both heavily involved in the Columbus, OH, Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. They know people in every exercise class and attend every educational program. Pat keeps the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio program manager’s business card with her to hand them out at every event she attends. 

Category: 
Caregiver Corner

Tips for Daily Living: Preparing for Spring with Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Author: 
Annie Wallis, MSW, LSW

As winter melts into spring, you may be realizing that your exercise routine suffered through the cold season. You probably already know that exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Tips for Daily Living

Tips for Daily Living: Cognition: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Tom manages his Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms by staying active, eating right and working with his health care team. He recently admitted to his doctor that when his wife isn't home he sometimes forgets to take his medication. His doctor recommended setting an alarm and using a pill organizer.

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Tips for Daily Living

Tips for Daily Living: Psychosis: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Eleanor was sitting at her friend Margaret’s house when she noticed a dog sniffing around the couch. She asked Margaret when she got the dog. Margaret said she didn’t have a dog. Eleanor realized she must be experiencing what her doctor warned her about when he increased her Parkinson’s disease (PD) medication dosage: hallucinations. She called her doctor that afternoon.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Tips for Daily Living: Mood: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Before Miguel was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) he often experienced anxiety A feeling of nervousness, worried thoughts and physical distress.. He retired early, but his anxiety would keep coming back, aggravating his tremor Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

What's Hot in PD? Update on the Use of Mucuna Pruriens for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Mucuna pruriens variant utilis (MP) has long been used as an alternative to over the counter levodopaThe medication most commonly given to control the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s, usually with carbidopa. It is converted in the brain into dopamine.. MP is a leguminous plant that grows in both tropical and subtropical environments.

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What's Hot in PD?

Center of Excellence Series: Toronto Western Hospital’s Parkinson’s Fellowship Program

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

There are approximately 3,000 movement disorder specialists Neurologists with extra training (usually a one- or two-year fellowship) in Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. in the world. While they are all neurologists, not all of them have experience treating Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Category: 
Center of Excellence Series

What's Hot in PD?: Subcutaneous Apomorphine Infusions

Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Should we consider subcutaneous apomorphine infusions for Parkinson’s disease patients who do not want deep brain stimulation or a dopamine A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that regulates movement and emotions. pump? There is a growing interest among people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and families for a “nonsurgical” alternative to deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

Research Round Up: Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease at a Glance

Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

With medical marijuana legalized in 28 states and Washington, D.C., its therapeutic properties have become buzzworthy. Researchers are currently studying these properties and how they affect different diseases, like Parkinson’s disease (PD). But why?

Category: 
Research Round Up

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