What Parkinson’s disease (PD) topics were most popular among our community in 2020? While the year was unprecedented, the Parkinson’s Foundation remained dedicated to covering the topics you found most critical on our Parkinson’s Today blog. Thanks to our supporters, we are able to provide new, year-round resources ―from our PD Library and podcast to Parkinson.org and Expert Briefing webinars ― to our community, all at no cost.
These are the 10 most-read blogs of 2020:
Visual impairment is a PD symptom that may not be getting the attention it deserves. In this Science News article, we focus on a study that explored the problematic symptoms as it relates to Parkinson’s. READ NOW
Many people living with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) diagnosis are often navigating careers and raising a family while also managing PD symptoms. Their relationship often gets put on the back burner. This article highlights tips for couples to build intimacy. READ NOW
Not sure what to get your loved one with Parkinson’s for an upcoming holiday or birthday? Not sure where to start your PD-friendly shopping? Let us help you with some gift ideas. Remember, when you shop using Amazon Smile a portion of your purchase is donated to the Parkinson’s Foundation. READ NOW
Medical cannabis (marijuana) remains a hot topic in the PD community. However, little is known about medical cannabis and how it effects PD symptoms or potential side effects. To address this, we published a statement to help guide the PD community in making informed decisions about using cannabis for Parkinson’s. READ NOW
Navigating Parkinson’s is a life-long process for caregivers, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here for you with these 10 caregiver resources. READ NOW
As part of our Science News blog series, we dive into a new study that sought to better understand how Parkinson’s is connected to Impulse control behaviors (ICBs), which affect between 14% and 40% of people with Parkinson’s. READ NOW
For many, it is embarrassing to bring up taboo topics with your doctor ― from sexual dysfunction to incontinence. However, no topic should be considered off limits to discuss with your healthcare team. Find out what the seven taboo topics are and how they are connected to Parkinson’s. READ NOW
Does Parkinson’s only affect movement? Can doctors predict its progression? Can stem cells cure Parkinson’s? In this Neuro Talk, our Chief Scientific Officer, James Beck, PhD, debunks seven common myths about Parkinson's disease. WATCH NOW
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