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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

Spanish Researchers Design Wearable Remote Monitoring System For Patients With Parkinson's

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Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) have developed a tool to improve the monitoring of patients with Parkinson disease based on a system of “wearable” sensors which constantly…
February 03, 2015

A Confused Immune System Could Be Behind Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers have found solid evidence in support of a century old hypothesis claiming the body's own immune system plays a strong role in the development of Parkinson's disease. While it's not clear i…
June 22, 2017

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

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

Is leg pain a symptom of Parkinson's?

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Leg pain can be significant and have many causes; some related to Parkinson’s disease, some that increase in frequency with age and others that are more common in both conditions.
September 25, 2013

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

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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

What causes hallucinations?

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Hallucinations are a side effect associated with dopaminergic medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms.
April 21, 2013

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

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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

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