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Understanding Medicare: Tips for Caregivers

Date: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Understanding Medicare can be extremely frustrating for many seniors — there are so many parts involved, so many details that require research and potential changes to health care providers and their services, that some seniors become overwhelmed and find it hard to keep searching for the right coverage.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

GBA Mutation May Lead to Novel Therapeutics

Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One of the most common genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s disease (PD) is having a mutated GBA gene (which makes the enzyme glucocerebrosidase). In fact, 5 to 10 percent of people with PD have that specific GBA mutation in one copy of the gene (mutations in both copies of the gene lead to Gaucher disease).

Category: 
Science News

Non-motor Symptoms: What’s New? Part 2

Date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is largely known for its motor symptoms, slow movement, tremor Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue. The typical Parkinson’s tremor is “pill-rolling” — it looks like holding a pill between thumb and forefinger and continuously rolling it around. Some people report an internal tremor, a shaking sensation inside the chest, abdomen or limbs that cannot be seen.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Professional Education Spring Update

Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

In our latest professional education update, find out how Stephanie Stewart, MSN, RN-BC, created a free exercise program for people with PD and what recent Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholars are doing to help people live better with Parkinson's.

Scholar Highlight: Stephanie Stewart, MSN, RN-BC, Assistant Professor, Missouri Western State University, MO

Category: 
Expert Care Experience

Non-motor Symptoms: What’s New? Part 1

Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is largely known for its motor symptoms, slow movement, tremor Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue. The typical Parkinson’s tremor is “pill-rolling” — it looks like holding a pill between thumb and forefinger and continuously rolling it around. Some people report an internal tremor, a shaking sensation inside the chest, abdomen or limbs that cannot be seen.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

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