On July 21, actor and comedic genius Robin Williams would have turned 70.
Parkinson's Today Blog
It’s summertime! After a particularly challenging 2020, taking care of yourself and managing your Parkinson’s disease (PD) has never been more important. Whether you’re eager to resume in-person social activity or you feel more comfortable at home, read on for five ways to make the most of summer 2021.
Grief for a Parkinson’s care partner does not begin when your loved one with Parkinson’s dies; it changes shape. To some degree, grief has been a familiar emotion from the point of your loved one’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and as their disease progressed.
Imagine being diagnosed with an incurable neurological disease, but afraid to reveal your identity because you might be denied care or enrollment in a clinical trial. Unfortunately, for many within the LGBTQ+ population living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), this is a common reality.
Maintaining a healthy mind, body and soul is no easy feat. Between doctors’ appointments, medication alarms and sometimes waiting for your body or brain to ‘warm up,’ who has time for meditation or finding helpful webinars? The Parkinson’s Foundation PD Health @ Home event series makes it easy to exercise your mind, body and soul through our free, online events hosted by leaders in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community.
Navigating Parkinson’s disease (PD) can feel like a never-ending learning curve. PD Conversations is a place to ask your Parkinson’s questions and connect with others living with the disease. In this blog series, we highlight a high-interest question answered by the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline on PD Conversations.
The Parkinson's Foundation, in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine, created new Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise recommendations to ensure that people with Parkinson’s are receiving safe and effective exercise programs and instruction. The guidelines are the result of a convening including 34 exercise professionals and thought leaders who met in March 2020 to help develop the framework for these guidelines.
It was first suggested in the 1960’s that people with type-2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD) – and when they do develop PD, its progression is faster and often more severe. This may be due, in part, to an apparent relationship in the brain between dopamine, insulin resistance, and glucose control. Insulin is not only made in the pancreas, it’s also present in the brain – where it has been shown to impact dopamine levels.