Parkinson's Today Blog

We Answer the Most Frequently Asked Helpline Questions

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Parkinson's Foundation

In support of the one million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the hundreds of thousands of care partners, the Parkinson's Foundation provides an invaluable resource, our bilingual Helpline. Anyone in the PD community can contact our Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) or Helpline@Parkinson.org Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

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Raise Awareness

Par for Parkinson’s with Mike DeBartolo

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Parkinson's Foundation

Last month, I raised money for our Parkinson’s community through a Parkinson’s Foundation Champion fundraiser called “Pars for Parkinson’s” where I played 100 holes of golf over two consecutive days with family and friends. In this article, my daughter, Anna, interviews me about the event. My name is Mike DeBartolo, 58, and I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) four years ago.

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Raise Awareness

Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Dystonia

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Parkinson's Foundation

Curled, clenched toes or a painful cramped foot are telltale signs of dystonia. Dystonia is a sustained or repetitive muscle twisting, spasm or cramp that can occur at different times of day and in different stages of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Dystonia can also be the result of brain trauma, a stroke, a reaction to a medication or other causes.

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Tips for Daily Living

Navigating the Challenges of Young Onset Parkinson’s

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Parkinson's Foundation

People living with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) ― those diagnosed before age 50 ― are often managing careers, raising families or juggling both at the time of diagnosis. Finding time to take an early, active approach to YOPD care can seem daunting, but it is essential.

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Raise Awareness

Caution Ahead: Linking Concussions to Parkinson’s and Dementia

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Parkinson's Foundation

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). They are generally described as self-limiting and on the less-severe end of the brain injury spectrum. It is estimated that as many as 3.8 million concussions occur in the U.S. every year during competitive sports and recreational activities. That number may be even higher ― research shows that upwards of 50 percent of concussions may go unreported. What does a concussion have to do with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia? Possibly a lot.

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Science News
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