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FDA approves DATScan

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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

Is your environment a high risk PD zone?

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Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?
July 25, 2013

Does Azilect slow disease progression?

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/does-azilect-slow-disease-progression/

Azilect is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOB I) designed to block the breakdown or metabolism of dopamine in the brain. This means more dopamine is available for use by the nerve calls.
March 23, 2012

When do I need to see a physical therapist?

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/when-do-i-need-to-see-a-physical-therapist/

Chances are you will benefit from a physical therapy (PT) evaluation and treatment if you have movement symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease or other brain condition.
May 24, 2013

How does posture change with Parkinson’s?

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Posture changes for many reasons- Some causes are related to Parkinson’s- Some related to weakness-Some related to arthritic changes
April 21, 2012

Advice for newly diagnosed

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What is the one piece of advice you would give to others just diagnosed with Parkinson’s? There is no doubt about it, getting a diagnosis of Parkinson’s can be life changing.
March 10, 2012

Parkinson’s Paradoxes

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Of the finer miseries of Parkinson’s Disease, perhaps paradox is the finest. Paradox flourishes at every level of PD. Just to start, Parkinson’s Disease robs you of the dexterity you need to handle sa…
March 10, 2014

Diagnosis is a turning point, not a beginning

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“You have Parkinson’s Disease.” There is no good way of getting this news. Even as the words enter your world they seem to rearrange it irrevocably and permanently for the worse. How can life be the s…
November 21, 2014

A Well-Tested Testimonial, or Spin for Parkinson's

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We all have stories. For those of us affected by Parkinson’s disease, the “beginnings” are especially poignant. Of course, the “middles” and “ends” are significant, too! But that first loss, and gain…
February 05, 2016

"Advice" to a person with Advancing Parkinson's Disease

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A few weeks ago a social worker/counselor came to my apartment to help me examine how I was handling my advancing Parkinson’s Disease. ...I have no “advice” to give. What I can offer is my personal ex…
March 04, 2016

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