This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we asked our Parkinson’s disease (PD) community to share their keys to Parkinson’s with us. We received hundreds of keys to living well with Parkinson’s!
Parkinson's Today Blog
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Over the next three years the Parkinson’s Foundation will invest more than $50 million to Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and clinical care. At the heart of our research initiatives are scientists and researchers who have received Foundation awards to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s, which will ultimately lead us to a cure.
This Parkinson’s Awareness month, we received more than 100 keys to living well with Parkinson’s disease (PD) from our community! Find out what Maggie, Nancy and Cindy each do to help them or their loved one manage Parkinson’s.
Understanding Medicare can be extremely frustrating for many seniors — there are so many parts involved, so many details that require research and potential changes to health care providers and their services, that some seniors become overwhelmed and find it hard to keep searching for the right coverage.
Enjoyable activities are essential to replenish mind, body and spirit. It is is important for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and care partners to stay active through physical, mental and social stimulation and to engage in activities that promote relaxation.
Every April, during Parkinson's Awareness Month, we get excited by the opportunity to amplify Parkinson’s awareness, to remind and educate people that there are 1 million Americans fighting to live better lives with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
One of the most common genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s disease (PD) is having a mutated GBA gene (which makes the enzyme glucocerebrosidase). In fact, 5 to 10 percent of people with PD have that specific GBA mutation in one copy of the gene (mutations in both copies of the gene lead to Gaucher disease).
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is largely known for its motor symptoms, slow movement, Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue. The typical Parkinson’s tremor is “pill-rolling” — it looks like holding a pill between thumb and forefinger and continuously rolling it around. Some people report an internal tremor, a shaking sensation inside the chest, abdomen or limbs that cannot be seen.
In our latest professional education update, find out how Stephanie Stewart, MSN, RN-BC, created a free exercise program for people with PD and what recent Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholars are doing to help people live better with Parkinson's.