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.
Parkinson's Today Blog
Your support in 2020 allowed us to turn this unprecedented year in to one of collaboration and innovation. The global pandemic challenged us as a leader in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community to find new ways to engage with you in meaningful ways.
The secret to all good relationships is that they take effort. The key to true intimacy is finding the time to connect emotionally, but this can be challenging, particularly for people living with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD).
Not sure what to get your loved one with Parkinson’s disease (PD) for an upcoming holiday or birthday?
With climbing COVID-19 numbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends not traveling for the holidays. If you are planning to visit members of your family this holiday season, we have information and planning tips to help get you through the rest of this year.
Historically described as being on opposite ends of the spectrum, apathy affects about 40% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), while impulse control disorders (ICDs) affect between 14% and 40% of people with PD. How are they different?
People living with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) are often in the prime of their career when diagnosed ― typically before age 50. Navigating Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the workplace can create distinct challenges and questions, such as how to work around symptoms or who to tell and when.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 110,000 veterans have Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Most people with Parkinson’s develop symptoms at 50 years of age or older. As our population ages, so will the number of Americans living with Parkinson’s, along with the number of veterans diagnosed with the disease. While living with Parkinson's can be challenging, an early diagnosis and beginning treatment can help people live well with Parkinson's.
Whether helping a spouse or parent acclimate to the news of a new Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis to caring for a loved one with advanced Parkinson’s ― and every stage in between ― everyone’s care partner journey brings its own set of questions, feelings and challenges.