Parkinson's Today Blog

Extreme Weather Emergency Preparedness

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Parkinson's Foundation

Preparing for extreme weather is a burden for anyone in the path of a storm or fire. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers should take these tips into consideration to ensure that all PD-related needs are accounted for when preparing for a hurricane or any other natural disaster:

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Tips for Daily Living

Dr. Michael Okun Shares Top Tips from Living with Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers!

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Recently, worldwide Parkinson’s expert Michael Okun, MD, shared top tips from his book Living with Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers, which is available now. 

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Tips for Daily Living

Answering the Top Care Partner Questions About Mental Health

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Parkinson's Foundation

“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act,” according to the Centers of Disease Control. When it comes to living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) ― in any stage ― or caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s, it can become difficult to manage and maintain your optimal mental health.

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Caregiver Corner

What Happens in the Vagus Nerve: The PD Gut-Brain Connection

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Parkinson's Foundation

The gut-brain relationship is real. Stomach or intestinal distress can lead to anxiety or depression. However, those gut-brain connections go much further: evidence from recent studies strongly suggest a link between the gut (the gastrointestinal system) and Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Science News

15 Ways to Exercise Your Brain This Summer

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Parkinson's Foundation

Summer is here! Even though coronavirus and social distancing may still play a part in our day-to-day lives, we want to help you feel “on” all summer long. Bring the sunshine into your home with new ways to stay mentally active.

This summer, exercise your brain with these exercises that will help you remember the good times, make new memories and plan for what’s next.

Remember the Good Times

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Tips for Daily Living
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