The Weekly 07.12.22

Parkinson's News Updates Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash Poor Sleep Seems to Worsen Parkinson’s Symptoms Parkinson's News TodayPoor quality of sleep is linked to worse motor and nonmotor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, a study has found. Greater deviations from an estimated ideal bedtime,…

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The Weekly 07.05.22

This Week's Parkinson's News Update Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash Study Explores New Way to Monitor Neuroinflammation Parkinson's News Today Overactivation of microglia cells — known to drive neuroinflammation in diseases like Parkinson’s — can be detected by measuring a panel of different proteins in the…

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The Weekly 06.28.22

Exercises for Trunk Rigidity Seen to Help Patients Safely Make Turns Parkinson's News TodayA four-week, task-specific exercise program done at home can improve turning ability and balance, and ease disease severity for people with early- to mid-stage Parkinson’s, a small study suggested. This…

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The Weekly 06.21.22

This Week's Parkinson's News Update Photo by Neil Soni on Unsplash App for Voice ‘Games’ May Aid At-home Speech Therapy Practice Parkinson's News TodayResearchers have proposed a set of voice exercise games to help speech quality in people with Parkinson’s disease, which licensed speech therapists found…

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The Weekly 11.30.21

"How Not to Lose Sleep Over Parkinson’s Disease" Parkinson's Life To ensure we get a good night’s sleep, the human body has an internal alarm clock that regulates our sleep-wake cycle. Keeping to a regular night-time routine, creating an ideal sleeping environment and getting into healthy habits during the day can all help you develop good sleep hygiene. Brian Magennis, an advanced nurse practitioner in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, thinks sleep hygiene is vital to improving your sleep. '“It’s one of the most important things I consider when assessing the sleep problems of a person who has Parkinson’s. There are other things like insomnia, urinary issues, movement problems and mind disturbances – but sleep hygiene is an obvious first step,” he says.“If you get this right, you’ll be on your way to improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. If you still have problems, you need to talk to your doctor or neurologist, who can help adjust your medication as getting the timing and dosage of this right is essential too.”'

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