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How does posture change with Parkinson’s?


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

New blood signature analysis may help diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier


A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders.
April 06, 2015

Mid Stage Symptoms


Mid stage PD is marked by motor complications. Medications are still effective but no longer control symptoms smoothly throughout the day.   Motor complications described below are divided into two…
February 21, 2014

Top medicines that worsen Parkinson’s disease or cause secondary parkinsonism


Some medications can worsen movement symptoms of PD, including slowness, stiffness, tremor and dyskinesia.
October 04, 2013

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

My mom has PD and almost every evening, any time between ...


My mom has PD and almost every evening, any time between 4-8 pm she experiences hot flashes, she gets really red and hot from the neck up, while the rest of her body is cold. Is this a PD symptom? We …
March 05, 2013

How can I tell whether medications are wearing off or Parkinson’s disease is progressing?


How Parkinson’s motor symptoms respond to dopaminergic medication changes over time.
November 27, 2012

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

Parkinson’s Paradoxes


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

Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk in People with Specific Gene


Several studies have linked pesticides with the development of Parkinson's disease, and now a new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to devel…
February 03, 2014

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