Myths of Parkinson's

Myths of Parkinson’s

Many misconceptions surround Parkinson’s Disease. Like many other conditions, these false truths can cause a delay in diagnosis and treatment, which can be devastating. Knowing the truth behind the myths of Parkinson’s can ultimately allow you to optimize your care so you can take better care of yourself. The Facts Behind the Myths of Parkinson’s  …

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Gender differences in Parkinson's Disease

Gender Differences in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder of the nervous system that progressively affects movement. PD occurs in 50% more men than women, but that’s not the only variance. Gender differences in Parkinson’s disease also affect onset age, symptoms, treatment, and more. 2 to 1   Researchers don’t know why men are affected twice as likely …

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Pandemic, presents, and Parkinson's

Pandemic, Presents, and Parkinson’s

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during the holidays can be a stressful time. A caregiver may feel pulled in multiple directions as holiday obligations add up on top of regular duties. The holiday spirit may seem lost amongst presents, cookies, and feelings of isolation. Find time for yourself, family traditions, and …

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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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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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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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