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Living with *Parkinson's& PSP disease can present numerous challenges, both physically and emotionally. This chronic neurological disorder affects the central nervous system, often causing tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with movement. However, with proper care, support, and a positive mindset, individuals can still lead fulfilling lives.…
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How is it Thanksgiving week already? Whether you’ve been counting the days until your holiday celebrations, or you’re taken by surprise when you realize that Thanksgiving is just days away, the holiday season can bring up a lot of varied emotions. Some feel fun and festive all season long while others feel stressed and sad – and many of us fall som…
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Playing Golf Might Be Even Better Than Tai Chi at Helping With BalanceDoes tai chi have long-term benefits? Many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s occur as a result of the progressive loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a brain region that controls movement and coordination. Dopamine is a major chemical messenger involved in nerve cell communica…
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Eating, Swallowing and Saliva Management Some people with Parkinson’s may find they have difficulties with eating, swallowing and saliva control at some stage of their journey with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s can cause the muscles in the jaw and face to become stiff which affects the control of chewing and swallowing. Another symptom of Parkinson’s ca…
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There are many great hospitals for Parkinson's disease around the world, but some of the best include: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Florida. Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in San Francisco, California. Mount Sinai in New York City, New York. …
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Research underway at the University of Colorado suggests that a powerful counter to Parkinson’s disease may be exercise. Technology plays a major, ever-evolving role. Advances abound in the form of new drugs, medical devices and gene therapies. But a decidedly low-tech treatment strategy for at least one disease simply requires putting one foot in …
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The perks — and we found some! — of living with Parkinson’s disease parkinsonsnewstoday.com/columns/perks-we-found-some-living-with-parkinsons-disease/ My family always looks for the good in every situation. We try to find the humor and the positive in times that can be hard. It’s our way of looking on the bright side in all situations. 12, 2023 Ne…
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It is important to state upfront that there is no one best type of exercise for people with PD. It is most important to choose an exercise regimen that you enjoy and will continue to do. However, beyond doing exercise that you will stick with, there are some additional concepts to consider when designing an exercise program for someone with PD.…
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As we learn more about how beneficial exercise is to people with Parkinson’s disease, physical therapy is becoming an essential part of many treatment plans. A physical therapist can help you develop an exercise routine that is right for you. Physical therapy can also help address certain symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease such as dystonia, freezing a…
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As we learn more about how beneficial exercise is to people with Parkinson’s disease, physical therapy is becoming an essential part of many treatment plans. A physical therapist can help you develop an exercise routine that is right for you. Physical therapy can also help address certain symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease such as dystonia, freezing a…
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The VA created this video to discuss the medication options available for Parkinson's disease and give practical information on what the benefits of the medications are as well as common side effects. This video features a patient from the Jesse Brown VAMC in Chicago, IL including Dr. Brandon Barton. This video contains useful information for healt…
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Some people with Parkinson’s disease find that using cannabis products helps to ease certain symptoms, according to results from a survey. “These survey results offer a broad overview of real-world cannabis use patterns and experience among a large group of people living with [Parkinson’s] and provide initial results regarding the differential symp…
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