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Advanced PD and Palliative Care in the 21st Century

Date: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Palliative care is a holistic, team-based approach to managing chronic health conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). Palliative care specialists champion quality of life and can be central to navigating the challenges of PD from initial diagnosis, onward. Most insurance plans cover all or part of palliative care treatment costs.

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Research Round Up

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts First-Ever Volunteer Summit

Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

I want to deal with my Parkinson’s disease (PD) and help others deal with theirs. Parkinson’s made me realize we have one life to live and I need to spend time with those most important to me while gaining new experiences,” said Brian Grant, retired NBA player, person living with PD, and keynote speaker at the first-ever Parkinson’s Foundation Volunteer Leadership Summit.

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Metabolic Syndrome & Increased Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

All Science News articles summarize a research study and are not an official opinion, endorsement or position of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s.

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a group of conditions that occur together that result in insulin resistance and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. According to a new study, MetS may be associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Science News

Researchers Want to Know: How Does Parkinson’s Impact Your Finances

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As members of the Parkinson’s community know well, the disease often comes with increasing costs for patients, their families and care partners. While some of these expenses are tangible, such as insurance co-pays, others are more difficult to quantify, such as taking time off work.

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Possible New Key to Parkinson’s Treatment

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

All Science News articles summarize a research study and are not an official opinion, endorsement or position of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s.

In 10 percent of people with Parkinson's disease (PD), the disease is familial (tied to genetics), while the other 90 percent are nonfamilial. Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are the most common cause of familial PD. In fact, researchers have identified more than 100 LRRK2 gene mutations in families with PD. 

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