Tips for Daily Living: Preparing for Summer with Parkinson’s Disease

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Annie Wallis, MSW, LSW

Does summer have you thinking about traveling somewhere new or enjoying the great outdoors? Follow these tips on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and travel, sun safety and heat exhaustion:

Travel Hacks

Vacations are a big part of living well. Many people choose to travel during summer, but with Parkinson’s there are some extra things to consider before hitting the road. These tips can help you stay safe while you travel:

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Tips for Daily Living

Gene for Red Hair May Link Parkinson’s and Melanoma

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Parkinson's Foundation

A new study explored the mechanism of how a genetic variant that leads to red hair and fair skin, and increases the risk of melanoma among people with these traits, may also play a role in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The research was published in the January 21 online edition of Annals of Neurology.

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Science News

Conditions Related to Parkinson's

No two people have the same Parkinson’s disease (PD). With diverse symptoms and varied speeds of progression, PD does not affect every person the same way. However, people with Parkinson’s are at greater risk of developing related conditions. Developing these conditions is not a certainty, only a possibility. Knowing of them can help a person with PD or their loved one recognize associated symptoms and practice preventative measures or lifestyle changes to allow for a better life. 

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have a higher risk of developing:

Tips for Daily Living: Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer

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Parkinson's Foundation

Summer is the time for long drives, late sunsets and the outdoors. However, direct and prolonged exposure to the summer sun can also result in sunburns and over time, skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and it is even more of a threat for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) because they have a higher risk of developing malignant melanoma. Skin cancer is preventable. Taking proper precautions and knowing what to look for can save your life. If promptly treated, early-stage melanoma can have a nearly 100 percent cure rate.

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Tips for Daily Living
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