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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).

New Study Makes the Case for Parkinson’s-Specific Physiotherapy

Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Parkinson’s disease (PD) specialists have long debated the potential value of Parkinson’s-specific physical therapy. All great medical debates are usually settled by two factors: time and data. In this month’s What’s Hot, we review a paper recently published in Lancet Neurology (Ypinga 2018) that provides insight and data for whether people with Parkinson’s should begin or continue specialized physiotherapy.

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Support Groups

Open PD Support Groups – Monroe County

The following groups are open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s, spouse/partner, care partner, support people.

Location: Westside YMCA, 920 Elmgrove Road, Gates, 14624
Meets: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

For more information about this group contact Tracy Lafountain, Lifespan staff at the Westside YMCA, 585-341-3075 or Dick Stewart at 585-247-4868.

Research Roundup: Cognition Changes and Parkinson’s 101

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects dopamine A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that regulates movement and emotions. levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters serotonin, norepinephrine and acetylcholine A chemical messenger (n

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