Have you wondered if your or your loved one’s Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis can be linked to genetics? How can knowing if you have a genetic tie to Parkinson’s help you manage your disease?
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This year, more than ever, care partners deserve recognition. From becoming a quarantine expert with their loved one with Parkinson’s disease (PD), to becoming a telemedicine appointment pro, to navigating natural disasters ― 2020 has given us some new and unpredictable experiences.
UPDATE: Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19, the majority of our events are now virtual. Click here to view the current status of all events.
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.
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.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is usually described as a movement disorder of the nervous system that worsens over time.
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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.
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.
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.