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Research Roundup: Cognition Changes and Parkinson’s 101

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects dopamine A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that regulates movement and emotions. levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters serotonin a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, body temperature,

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Research Round Up

Regular Exercise Has Long-Term Benefits in Parkinson’s

Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

A new study finds that people with Parkinson's disease (PD) who regularly exercised two and a half hours per week had an improved quality of life and mobility over two years compared to people who did not exercise or who exercised less. Furthermore, people with more advanced PD benefitted the most from regular exercise. The results appear in the March edition of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease.

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Science News

The Effects of Physical Activity in Parkinson’s Disease: A Review

Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

A meta-analysis of 106 research studies published over nearly 25 years is helping researchers to understand how physical activity may benefit people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Results of this analysis were published online in The Journal of Parkinson’s Disease on October 19.

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Science News

Exercise

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is more than healthy: it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living. 

Research Roundup: A Word of Caution on the Recent Findings about Physical and Occupational Therapy Effectiveness

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Author: 
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Several troubling headlines appeared recently after a large randomized controlled study, published in the American Medical Association’s neurology journal (JAMA Neurology), concluded that physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) did not improve activities of daily living in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Research Round Up

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