Parkinson's Today Blog
Many people with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) suffer from gait (walking) dysfunction, freezing of gait and postural instability. These symptoms can cause falling, resulting in a multitude of injuries, a loss of personal freedom, caregiver stress and a reduction in the quality of life (Pirker & Katzenschlager, 2017; Samotus, Parrent, & Jog, 2018).
About 75 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience changes in speech and voice. These changes usually come on gradually and can vary from mild to severe. In the newest Parkinson’s Foundation educational book, Speech and Swallowing, we cover the symptoms, tools and exercises that can help you or a loved one better understand and manage speech, swallowing, voice, communication and cognitive problems in PD.
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!
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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.
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.