Parkinson's Disease Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
Are My Shoulders Stiff Because of Parkinson's Disease?
If you've been feeling stiffness in your shoulders, find out whether it might be related to your Parkinson's disease.
Impact of Parkinson's Disease on Relationships
Find out how to deal with the effects Parkinson's disease can have on your relationships with your spouse, family, and friends, and even yourself.
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What To Say at Work When You Have Parkinson's Disease
Learn how and what to tell your supervisor and your coworkers about your Parkinson's disease, plus what disability benefit options may be available.
How to Find the Right Doctors for Parkinson's Disease
To treat Parkinson's disease, you'll need a neurologist with expertise in the condition and many other doctors and therapists. Here's how to find them.
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Controlling Your Drooling When You Have Parkinson's
Find out why people with Parkinson's disease tend to drool, and what treatments (including drugs and even Botox) may help control their drooling.
Dopamine Medications for Treating Parkinson's Disease
Learn about the unique types of medications that increase the level of dopamine in the brain to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
History of Parkinson's Disease Treatment
Looking at the history of the development of treatments for Parkinson's disease, there is hope that new treatments will continue to emerge that slow the progression of PD.
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in Parkinson's
A potentially dangerous problem REM behavior disorder can affect a number of individuals with Parkinson's placing the patient and bed partner at risk.
Acupuncture and Parkinson's Disease
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of diseases including Parkinson's disease. Some studies support its use but more research is required.
Genetics Testing in Parkinson's Disease
Genetic testing in Parkinson's disease can play an important role in diagnosing the illness. Read about who should get it done, and how it helps research.
Will My Children Inherit Parkinson's Disease From Me?
If you have Parkinson's disease, does that mean your children will inherit it too? Find out what the risk is for your children and grandchildren.
How Can Tai Chi Help With Parkinson's Disease?
Tai Chi, a gentle exercise promoting flexibility and stability, may be used successfully in improving some symptoms in Parkinson's disease.
Deep Brain Stimulation: The Pros and Cons
If you are considering deep brain stimulation as a treatment for Parkinson's disease, you should know the risks and benefits
Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Some of the most troubling symptoms of PD are the non-motor symptoms such as mental and behavioral changes, sleep problems, and mood problems.
Sleep Problems and Parkinson's Disease
Sleep problems are common with Parkinson's disease. Learn more about how PD affects your sleep, from REM behavior disorder to insomnia.
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Young Onset vs. Late Onset Parkinson's Disease
Although there are similarities between patients with Parkinson's, there are some unique challenges that those with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease face.
The Importance of Biomarkers in Parkinson's Disease
Biomarkers, which are measurable indicators of disease, will help in diagnosis, management, and treatment of Parkinson's. Learn more.
Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease - An Overview
Diagnosing Parkinson's disease is a complex process of documenting symptoms, physical examination and sometimes neuroimaging or other tests.
How Parkinson's Disease Affects Sexual Function
Learn about sources of sexual problems in Parkinson's disease, what causes them, and what can be done to decrease them.
Coping With Sexual Side Effects of Parkinson's Disease
Among the side issues that may develop with Parkinson's are sexual problems. Learn about what they are, their causes, and what to do about it.
How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for Sleepaway Camp
Learn about different drug therapies, surgical treatments, and physical treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Treating Dyskinesias And Motor Fluctuations
Some drugs used to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease end up creating other motor problems called dyskineseas. Learn how to cope with this symptom.
An Overview of the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a complicated disease and the features of this illness span many different body systems resulting in diverse range of symptoms.
Parkinson's Disease and Pain - A Real Problem
There was a time when the pain was not thought to be a part of Parkinson's but unfortunately, it is a real problem and can stem from many sources.
Apathy and Parkinson's Disease
Apathy is a real issue in Parkinson's disease and it can affect all aspects of life - social, personal and occupational. Here are tips that can help.
Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's - How Do I Get to Sleep?
Sleep disorders are common in Parkinson's and significantly affect quality of life. Here are some guidelines to help you get a better night's rest.
Air Travel with Parkinson's Disease
The world is yours to explore and just because you have Parkinson's disease doesn't mean you have to miss out. Air travel or travel in general can be made easier if you follow a few guidelines.
Risk Factors for Parkinson's Disease
Factors that indicate a person's risk for Parkinson's disease include age, gender, genetics, exposire to toxins, and other factors. Learn more about the risk factors for Parkinson's disease here.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Parkinson's Medications
Medications are an inevitable part of managing Parkinson's disease. Here are 10 tips to help you optimize your medications and improve your quality of life.
Parkinson's Disease and Dementia - Are You at Risk?
Dementia is a known complication that can develop in those with Parkinson's disease. Are you at risk?
What's Next After Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis
Some tips and suggestions on what to do when you have just been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Do not let PD define who you are.
Rytary - Long-Acting Medication for Parkinson's Disease
Rotary is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Initial studies show a decrease in off times experienced by patients. Learn more about this drug.
Information to Take to Your Parkinson's Physician
Knowing the right information to take to your Parkinson's physician can improve your disease management. Read about what is important to relay.
Treatment for Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's
Find out how to treat compulsive behaviors like gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive eating, and punding caused by Parkinson's disease medications.
How Can You Help Your Parkinson's Community?
Parkinson's awareness month is a time to reflect on how you can help meet the needs of the Parkinson's community, how you can contribute.
If it's Not Parkinson's, What Could it Be?
A tremor isn't always Parkinson's disease. There are other conditions to consider and atypical features that may indicate other forms of Parkinsonism.
Causes of Resting Tremor in Parkinson's Disease
While doctors are not completely sure what causes the resting tremor in Parkinson's disease, it is believed that lowered dopamine levels in the brain cause it to become unable to control movements.
Masked Facies (Hypomimia): Loss of Facial Expression
Masked facies - an expressionless face - is a problem in Parkinson's disease and some other conditions. Learn what causes it and how to treat it.
What to Eat When You Have Parkinson's Disease
There's no special diet you need to follow in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, however a healthy, well-balanced diet with help your wellness.
Coping with Disabling Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease
Fatigue is common in Parkinson's disease, and some people say it's the worst symptom of the condition. Learn the many steps you can take to cope.
Dystonia vs. Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease
Understanding the difference between dystonia and dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease can help you better manage symptoms and medication side effects.
What Tests Diagnose Parkinson's Disease?
Although there is no definitive test for Parkinson's, neuroimaging plays a role in this chronic illness.
Constipation in Parkinson's Disease
Here are 5 tips to help manage constipation in Parkinson's, one of the most common non motor and premotor symptoms of this disease.
Dopamine Replacement Therapy in Parkinson's Disease
Since it's development decades ago, levodopa continues to be the gold standard of treatment for Parkinson's disease, improving motor symptoms and functioning.
Do Only Old People Get Parkinson's Disease?
Although most people with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed when they're between 60 and 80, you can develop the condition at any age. Learn the facts.
FDA Approves New Drug for Parkinson's: Duopa
The FDS recently approved Duopa use in the U.S., which delivers levodopa/carbidopa directly into the intestine by a surgically placed pump for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's.
Your Guide to Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
Neuropsychiatric symptoms frequently complicate Parkinson's disease and significantly impact quality of life. Learn about these conditions and how you can manage them.
Rigidity in Parkinson's Disease: A Primary Symptom
Muscle rigidity is a main symptom of Parkinson's disease, and can have a major impact on movement. Here's what it feels like and how to treat it.
The Basics of Parkinson's Disease
PD is a brain disorder involving loss of the chemical messenger dopamine. It is a progressive disorder, meaning that it typically gets worse over the years. Dopamine normally controls muscle activity so PD primarily affects movement. Its three cardinal signs are tremor (trembling which usually starts in one hand), rigidity in the trunk or limbs and slowness of movement.
Weight Loss in Parkinson's Disease
Find out why some Parkinson's patients find that they lose weight unexpectedly.
Visual Disturbances in Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease can cause visual disturbances.
Coping with Urinary Problems in Parkinson's Disease
People with Parkinson's disease may have to deal with urinary problems. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available.
Two Books Start Dialogue with Children About Parkinson's
Recently published children’s books “My Grandpa’s Shaky Hands” and “Shaky Hands - A Kid’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease” aim to facilitate dialogue within families affected by Parkinson’s.
Treating Pain in Parkinson's Disease
Pain is a very real and potentially debilitating symptom in Parkinson's disease. It must be addressed through non-pharmacologic and medical interventions to optimize quality of life.
Mood and Memory Changes in Parkinson's Disease
Find out how and why Parkinson's disease affects your memory and mood.
Mood Disorders in Parkinson's Disease
Mood disorders in Parkinson's disease are more prevalent than in the general population and are sometimes difficult to diagnose.
Gastrointestinal Effects of Parkinson's Disease
Find out what the gastrointestinal effect of Parkinson's disease can be.
Is There a Parkinson's Disease Personality Type?
People with Parkinson's disease may share specific personality traits that are influenced and magnified by their condition. Learn about these traits.
Is Parkinson's Disease Caused by a Virus? Is it Contagious?
Some people wonder whether Parkinson's disease is caused by a virus and whether or not the disease is contagious. Learn more about the disease here.
Review of 'Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson’s Disease'
A review of the book
Parkinson's Medications: L-dopa Plus Other Options
There are many different medications available to treat Parkinson's disease. Learn what each group of drugs can do, and what side effects to expect.
Should I Eat Less Protein with Parkinson's Medication?
Find out how protein interacts with levodopa medications for Parkinson's disease, and how to manage the protein in your diet so that it does not change the effectiveness of your medication.
Earliest, Pre-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
People who develop Parkinson's disease may have signs of the condition years before so-called classic symptoms develop. Learn what these signs are.
Freezing in Parkinson's Disease
Almost half of people with Parkinson's Disease experience a sudden, temporary inability to move at all known as
Postural Instability in Parkinson's Disease
Postural instability - basically, being unable to keep your balance - is very common in advanced Parkinson's disease. Learn how it's treated.
Physical Examination in Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease
To diagnose Parkinson's disease, your doctor will conduct a thorough physical exam complete with tests of movement. Here's what those tests may show.
Neck Pain in Women Linked to Parkinson's Disease
Ongoing neck pain may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, especially in women but also in men, but you're likely to have other symptoms, too.
Speech and Language Problems and Treatment in Parkinson's Disease
Learn about the causes of speech problems in Parkinson's disease, and find out what treatments, like Lee Silverman voice treatments, can do to help.
Over-the-Counter Pain Medication in Parkinson's Disease
Find out what causes pain in Parkinson's disease, whether over-the-counter medications might help, and what else you can do to alleviate your pain.
Self-Care in Parkinson’s Disease
Focusing your attention on one's self doesn't come easy to some but self-care is absolutely essential if you want to experience your best quality of life.
Your Guide to Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is not only a movement disorder but also affects many other systems resulting a significant number of nonmotor symptoms.
Your Guide To Parkinson's Diagnosis
The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can be a complex process. This group of articles from a physician and patient perspective assists in its understanding.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment in Parkinson's Disease
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is an intensive voice therapy program that can help most people with Parkinson's disease speak louder and more clearly.
Medication 'On-Off Phenomenon' in Parkinson's Disease
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Can Genetics Cure Parkinson's Disease?
Find out how genes effect Parkinson's disease, and how research might use genetics to find a cure.
Micrographia: A Distinctive Sign of Parkinson's Disease
Micrographia - shrinking handwriting - can be an early sign of Parkinson's disease. If your handwriting has shrunk, consider talking to your doctor.
Exercise Programs for Parkinson's Disease
Find out how exercise will benefit people with Parkinson's and what you should do.
Bradykinesia: Slow Movement in Parkinson's Disease
Bradykinesia - slow movement - is one of the main symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Learn what it feels like to have it, and how doctors test for it.
What Is Cogwheeling in Parkinson's Disease?
Cogwheeling is an early symptom frequently seen in Parkinson's disease. Learn what it is, how to determine if you have it, and how it's treated.
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Parkinson's Disease Progression Affects Driving Skills
People with Parkinson's disease are still able to drive, but you should keep in mind that certain symptoms may arise with PD that could make driving dangerous. To avoid accidents, monitor your symptoms to decide when to stop driving.
Parkinson's Disease Reader Discussions - Discuss Your Experiences with Parkinson's Disease
Read and respond to questions posed at you, the reader. You can share your experiences and read what others have been through and ask questions.
Glossary of Parkinson's Disease - Glossary of Terms for Parkinson's Disease
Part of learning to cope with PD is learning the the terms and our knowledge of the disease. This glossary will give you definitions of all of the basic medical, scientific, healthcare and legal terms and phrases that constitute the language of Parkinson's Disease and its treatment.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight in Parkinson's Disease
A healthy weight is vital for overall well-being and general health in Parkinson's disease. When optimized, it can improve quality of life.
An Overview of the Role of Nutrition in Parkinson’s Disease
There is no diet specific to Parkinson's disease but there are a number of issues such as weight changes, gastrointestinal dysfunction and medication that require dietary management.
Measurement Scales in Parkinson’s Disease
Until a true marker of the disease is found, physicians and researchers must depend on clinical assessment and measurement scales to diagnose and follow Parkinson's disease.
Olfactory Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease
Olfactory dysfunction or loss of smell is very common in Parkinson's disease. Other than an annoyance this symptom may have more implications.
Suspicious of REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder?
REM behaviour disorder can be a very disruptive complication of Parkinson's disease. Here are a few suggestions to diagnose and manage this symptom to improve your quality of sleep.
Resolve to Live Well with Parkinson's - 5 Pitfalls to Avoid
Parkinson's disease or any chronic illness can be difficult to face but there are certain pitfalls that we must avoid in order to increase our quality of life.
Another Year With Parkinson’s Disease - 5 Resolutions to Make this Year
New year's is a great time to reflect and reevaluate your approach to living with Parkinson's and managing your disease. Here are some resolutions to consider.
Medications for Parkinson's
Currently there is no cure for Parkinson's but there are many different classes of medications targeted at the disease's symptoms. Those classes will be reviewed here.
Surgical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
DBS can be an effective therapy for many patients with Parkinson's Disease. Patient selection, testing, benefits, consequences and the procedure itself will be discussed.
Promising New Therapies
There are therapies currently in development aimed either at improving the delivery of existing treatments or novel drugs.
Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
The motor and dopamine symptoms of Parkinson's Disease including description and management will be included.
Diet and Your Risk for Parkinson's Disease - How Diet Affects Your Risk of Parkinson's
Maintaining a healthy diet by eating fruits, vegetables, and fish may help reduce your risk of developing Parkinson's disease.