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Common Dementia Drug May Help People with Parkinson's Disease - Study

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The researchers [provided half the subjects] with a drug called "rivastigmine" and tracked their condition for the next eight months. The researchers examined the participants and found out that peo…
January 16, 2016

Emotional & Cognitive Well-being

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Our thoughts and mood contribute so much to how we feel, perceive our world around us, and our experience with Parkinson’s. In fact, cognitive function and depression are significant contributors to …
July 29, 2015

Summer Travel

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If your PD loved one has dementia or even just mild cognitive impairment, travel can be stressful. Travel is possible. Here are a few of the ways to make it easier.
July 24, 2015

Parkinson Disease Patients with Higher CSF Experience Faster Cognitive Decline

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/03/parkinson-disease-patients-with-higher-csf-experience-faster-cognitive-decline/

Counterintuitive Findings Offer New Insights into Parkinson Disease Pathology, According to New Research Published in The American Journal of Pathology The course of Parkinson disease (PD) can vary…
March 12, 2014

Use of anticholinergic drugs and dementia

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Recent evidence has shown a greater risk of dementia, in particular Alzheimer's disease (AD), in individuals using anticholinergic medications regularly. These drugs are widely used by older adults to…
January 04, 2016

Hepatitis C Linked to Parkinson's disease

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2015/12/hepatitis-c-linked-to-parkinsons/

Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) significantly increases the risk for Parkinson's disease (PD), new research shows.
December 23, 2015

The Other Dementia

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2015/05/the-other-dementia/

Alzheimer's disease isn't the only kind of dementia. Lewy body dementia is actually the second most common type.
May 25, 2015

Researchers identify immune gene that can prevent Parkinson's disease and dementia

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2015/10/researchers-identify-immune-gene-that-can-prevent-parkinsons-disease-and-dementia/

Hereditary gene mutations have been known to play a part in the development of PD. A new research found that non-inherited PD can be traced to the functional changes in the Interferon-beta (IFN beta),…
October 12, 2015

Opinion: Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2015/08/why-modern-life-is-making-dementia-in-your-40s-more-likely/

One newspaper headline reported: “Modern living leads to brain disease”, which in a somewhat simplistic way reflected what our research uncovered about the impact of the changing environment in which …
August 07, 2015

Does air pollution cause dementia?

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2015/06/does-air-pollution-cause-alzheimers-and-parkinsons/

While coarse pollution particles seldom make it past our upper lungs, fine and ultrafine particles can travel from our nostrils along neural pathways directly into our brains. Once there, they can wre…
June 26, 2015

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