Parkinson's Today Blog

How One Researcher Collaborates to Better Understand Parkinson’s
kstgermain@par… Mon, 01/10/2022 - 08:50am
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Parkinson's Foundation

Meet the Researcher: Jean-Christophe RochetEarly in his career, funding from the Parkinson’s Foundation set researcher Jean-Christophe Rochet, PhD, on a path to understanding the role of alpha synuclein, a key protein in the brain linked to Parkinson’s disease (PD). The death of neurons in the brain (known as neuronal loss) is a defining trait of Parkinson’s and is thought to involve oxidative stress and the clustering of alpha synuclein. 

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Research Round Up

The Skinny on Skin and Bone Health

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Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s disease (PD), skin and bone health are closely intertwined. Researchers are exploring how they are connected to uncover information that could improve lives. Higher bone fracture risk, flaky or dry skin and too much or too little sweating can be common in Parkinson’s. Simple tips can help you tackle these and other related changes.

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Research Round Up

Parkinson’s Q&A: How do I talk to my children about Parkinson’s disease?

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Parkinson's Foundation

Woman carrying child and talking to elderly womanNavigating Parkinson’s disease (PD) can feel like a never-ending learning curve. PD Conversations is a place to ask your Parkinson’s questions and connect with others living with the disease. In this blog series, we highlight a high-interest question answered by the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline on PD Conversations.

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Raise Awareness

How Stress and Stress Management Impact Parkinson’s

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Parkinson's Foundation

In today’s fast-paced society, with more people spending large amounts of time connected to technology, stress has become the norm. Whether it is short-term, acute stress that comes from situations — such as moving to a new apartment — or long-term, chronic stress caused by long lasting problems — such as ongoing financial or health worries — stress can negatively impact mental and physical health.

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Science News
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