Just as physical health is affected by lifestyle and exercise, so is your mental health. Cognition, mood and sleep all play integral roles when it comes to maintaining proper mental health.
Parkinson's Today Blog
Early 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.
As we look towards the new year, we want to help you thrive in 2022. New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to start intentional goals. These resolutions can change your behavior throughout the rest of the year.
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.
2021 was an exciting year for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Thanks to YOU we were able to fund more Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and community programs than ever before!
Here are nine ways we made a positive impact in 2021:
Navigating 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.
For most people, pain can be part of daily life. Pain expresses itself and manifests physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Those who live with pain, look for ways to manage it throughout the day — consciously or subconsciously.
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.