Parkinson’s

Blood test to detect Parkinson’s disease could lead to earlier treatment

Australian researchers hope discovery can be used to diagnose disorder – now done through process of eliminationResearchers have developed the world’s first blood test that can detect the abnormal metabolism of blood cells in people with Parkinson’s disease, which means the blood test could be used to diagnose the disorder. At present the only way...

Birds of prey therapy helps lift spirit of patient with Parkinson’s disease-Term life

It was quiet except for the breeze rolling through the pine trees in George C. McGough Nature Park, but Steve Dittbenner, who has lived with Parkinson’s disease for most of his adult life, was not alone. In his wheelchair, he sat with Shay, a red-shouldered hawk that gripped firmly with her talons to his...

16 Famous Faces of Parkinson’s Disease-Term Life

Muhammad Ali The boxing champion began showing signs of Parkinson’s disease shortly after retiring from boxing in 1981, and he was diagnosed with the disease in 1984 at the age of 42. Though his doctors are not entirely sure, his Parkinson’s disease may be the result of repeated blows to the head during boxing matches. Michael...

14 Things Most People Don’t Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological disorder characterized mainly by problems with body movements, although other symptoms may also be present. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, and one of the most common movement disorders. It occurs when the brain’s nerve cells (called neurons) degenerate, leading to a shortage of...

Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s Dementia Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that causes tremors, muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, and poor balance and mobility. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be devastating for both you and your family. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease,...

8 Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Too Easy to Miss-Term life

This movement disorder is more treatable when caught early, but Parkinson’s symptoms can appear quite differently from one person to another. Talk to your doctor if you’re worried about any of these signs. Changed handwriting ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK If your handwriting starts to go from big and loopy to small and cramped, this could be an early warning sign...

20 Best Things About Having Parkinson’s Disease-Term Life

I grew up with five siblings. Three older brothers and two sisters. Needless to say, we were like a veritable pre-school, with one of the kids being sick pretty much most of the time. All the childhood diseases came and went through our house, along with colds, allergies, flus, and whatever other non-life-threatening virus was...

10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Parkinson’s Disease

Patients living with Parkinson’s disease share what they wish they’d known when they were diagnosed. Every year in the United States, about 60,000 people learn they have Parkinson’s disease, according to theAmerican Parkinson Disease Association. The degenerative disorder strikes the central nervous system, impairing movement and balance, among other issues. If you or a loved one...

20 Best Things About Having Parkinson’s Disease

Vikki Claflin from the blog, Laugh Lines, is one of the funniest women on the web. Don’t take our word for it–enjoy her take on the unexpected benefits of Parkinson’s disease.  I grew up with five siblings. Three older brothers and two sisters. Needless to say, we were like a veritable pre-school, with one of...

6 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

If you have Parkinson’s disease or you’re a Parkinson’s caregiver, you know that the condition affects more than just bodily movements. It’s much more than just tremors, stiffness, and the occasional balance problem. We asked our Living with Parkinson’s Disease Facebook community to share some of the most insensitive things people have said about the...

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