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

Thursday, February 1, 2018
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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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

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Parkinson's Foundation

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects dopamine levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters serotonin, norepinephrine and acetylcholine A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) in the striatum area of the brain. It is involved in many brain functions, such as memory and control of motor activity.

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

Friday, March 17, 2017
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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