Parkinson's Today Blog

Meet the People Who Are Moving Us Toward a Cure

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Parkinson's Foundation

Thanks to the passionate people who help us raise funds, we make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), together. The strength and success of our 2021 community fundraisers translated to expansions in programs and resources that will keep the entire PD community connected and empowered in 2022 and beyond.

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Raise Awareness

How to Spot Parkinson’s Vision Changes

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Parkinson's Foundation

Our sensory perceptions help us navigate through the world. Changes to senses, such as vision, can sometimes progress alongside Parkinson’s disease (PD). In some cases, a reduced sense of smell can even precede a PD diagnosis by several years. Identifying and addressing vision changes early can foster continued independence and can also prevent injuries and falls.

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Raise Awareness

5 Care Partner Tips for Managing Mid-Stride Parkinson’s Symptoms

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Parkinson's Foundation

In the first few years of treatment following a diagnosis, your loved one’s Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms probably improved. Medications most likely helped your loved one go about their life, continue their hobbies and social activities as they did before PD.

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Caregiver Corner

6 Helpful Tips for Finding Your Ideal Mental Health Counselor

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Parkinson's Foundation

Man talking to therapistYou have decided to look for a mental health counselor. Where do you begin? What type of counseling is right for you? Are there counselors who understand Parkinson’s disease (PD)? The following six tips may help you feel more informed as you start your search and begin counseling.

1. Some counselors will be a better fit for you than others.

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Tips for Daily Living

The Flu Factor: Is There a Link to Parkinson’s?

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Parkinson's Foundation

It has long been suspected by scientists that the flu (influenza) might play a role in developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) later in life. The first and possibly most famous example of this connection was the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak. People born during the Spanish flu had a two- to three-fold-increased risk of later developing PD compared to those born before 1888 or after 1924 — suggesting that early-life exposure to the flu boosted PD risk.

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Science News

How One Researcher Collaborates to Better Understand Parkinson’s

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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
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