Caring for a Loved one with Parkinson's

Caring for a Loved One With Parkinson’s Disease

When we think of Parkinson’s disease, the first thing that usually comes to mind is tremors, but it can be so much more than that. Research has shown that the majority of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease will experience some degree of cognitive impairment and will continue to decline over time. In fact, about half …

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Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and this year’s theme is #Plan4PD. What does that mean? Each and every day with Parkinson’s disease can feel different. Having a plan in place today to better prepare us for the challenges that Parkinson’s may present can help us plan for a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow. What can …

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Celebrities and Parkinson's

Celebrities and Parkinson’s

In late January, Ozzy Osbourne revealed on Good Morning America that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Ozzy joins a growing list of celebrities using their platform to create awareness around the effects of Parkinson’s. Why is this significant? Well, at the very least, there can be a greater understanding that PD knows no specific income bracket, …

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Kidney Health and Your Brain

Kidney Health and Your Brain

Did you know that kidney health, like many other organs, affects your brain health? Although not direct, kidney disease ultimately impacts the blood flow and nutrients to the brain. It is estimated that 26 million Americans have some form of kidney disease. However, most don’t know they have it. March is National Kidney Month, and …

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The most common geriatric health concerns

Aging and Health Concerns

People are living longer than ever before, according to the CDC. 19.3 years longer, to be exact. The extension of years doesn’t come without work on your part, though. Our bodies drastically change as we age if you think about where they started. All the elements that function day in and day out don’t stay in …

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Combat memory loss

Combat Memory Loss

Ever find yourself standing in the middle of the bedroom wondering what you went in there for in the first place? Don’t worry, most of us have. Forgetting where you put things, and the name of a person you just met is more common as you age. The decreased size of the brain, along with …

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More than a tremor

Parkinson’s: When It’s More Than a Tremor

Involuntary hand movements, or tremors, are common in middle and older age. Each person has a physiological tremor, which is usually not noticeable and is naturally occurring. Tremors are the most acknowledged Parkinson’s disease symptom. They happen in the beginning stages of the disease progression. However, other medical conditions can result in tremors, and each …

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