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What is Parkinson's disease?


What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder associated with a loss of dopamine nerve cells in a brain region called the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia consist of a net…
July 29, 2015

Diagnosis by keyboard


Analyzing people’s keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT.
April 01, 2015

Diagnosis & Progression


The diagnosis of Parkinson’s is a clinical one typically confirmed by a neurologist or a movement disorder specialist. The following criteria are used in determining if a person has Parkinson’s diseas…
July 29, 2015

What is atypical parkinsonism and how does it differ from PD?


Atypical parkinson’s, parkinsonism, and parkinson’s plus are all terms used to describe syndromes that share features similar to Parkinson’s disease but are different conditions.
June 24, 2013

FDA approves DATScan


Brain scan can measure what the brain looks like such as a CT scan or MRI or the brain’s activity levels.
February 01, 2012

UAE Scientists Working to Develop Early Detection Tool for Parkinson’s Disease


The toll Parkinson’s disease has on individuals can be devastating. Caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in a central part of the brain, it can make walking difficult or even impossible, and caus…
March 15, 2014

Sleep Disturbances, Common in Parkinson's Disease, can be Early Indicator of Disease Onset


Up to 70% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed sleep/wake patterns such as difficulty falling aslee…
July 10, 2014

Russian Doctors Develop New Tests for Parkinson's


Parkinson's disease afflicts people older than 60 to 70 years, although in recent years its symptoms have been reported by people as young as 30. In Russia, about 2 percent of the population in the 60…
January 27, 2014

Smartphone App Could Be Used To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease


Programs are being developed for smartphones that could be used to detect whether or not a person has Parkinson’s disease. A new initiative hopes to use the technology to circumvent the lengthy diagno…
May 01, 2014

On the scent of Parkinson’s disease


That shaking that you felt over the last few weeks was the Parkinson’s Disease world getting rocked by the news that a Scottish woman can detect PD by a subtle “musky” odor given off by those afflicte…
October 30, 2015

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