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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 a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, body temperature,

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Research Round Up

Exercise

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. 

Research Roundup: A Word of Caution on the Recent Findings about Physical and Occupational Therapy Effectiveness

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Author: 
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Several troubling headlines appeared recently after a large randomized controlled study, published in the American Medical Association’s neurology journal (JAMA Neurology), concluded that physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) did not improve activities of daily living in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Research Round Up

What's Hot in PD? Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New?

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

The recent surge in publications on exercise for Parkinson’s disease (PD) has left many patients and doctors ill equipped to implement programs. Most of the exercise trials in Parkinson’s have revealed meaningful benefits both in Parkinson’s specific symptoms and in quality of life.

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What's Hot in PD?

What's Hot in PD? Defeating the Barriers to Implementing Exercise Regimens in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

The recent surge in publications on Parkinson’s disease related exercise has left many patients and doctors ill equipped to implement these types of programs for individual sufferers. Most of the exercise trials in Parkinson’s disease have revealed meaningful benefits both in Parkinson’s specific symptoms, and in quality of life.

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What's Hot in PD?

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