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 levels? All are chemicals in the brain that affect mood, thinking and behavior.
Living with Parkinson’s can be stressful, triggering a cascade of worries. Anxiety is common among people with Parkinson’s and can take many forms: general anxiety, panic attacks, social phobia or attacks brought on by isolated instances, to name a few.
You already know that exercise is essential to living a healthy lifestyle, especially for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Exercise helps people with PD maintain balance, mobility and helps with daily living activities, not to mention it provides neuroprotective benefits.
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).
Reflecting on the Moving Day® NC Triangle 2016 walk to #BeatParkinsons. For more information about Moving Day® and ways you can help raise awareness about the benefits of exercise in combating Parkinson's, visit www.Parkinson.org/MovingDay.
Topics include: our top fundraisers, Moving Day® statistics, interviews with participants, and more.
Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is more than healthy: it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living.
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and we want you to advocate for Parkinson's awareness. We have collected 7 inspiring ways you can get involved in the Parkinson's community this month. And don't worry — we have many other ways you can stay involved year-round!
Yoga can benefit both persons with PD and their care partners, but often people don’t know how to get started. This is part one; tune in next month for part two!