Parkinson’s

8 Natural Ways to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system resulting from the death of dopamine-containing cells. It’s believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Characteristics include tremors, muscle stiffness, poor balance and difficulty walking. Simple tasks like getting dressed in the morning can become a chore. While there...

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,...

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...

Everything You Should Know About Parkinson’s Disease Following Muhammad Ali’s Death

Muhammad Ali haspassed away from respiratory problems complicated by advanced Parkinson’s. The beloved heavyweight boxing champ was diagnosed with the crippling incurable disease in 1984. His diagnoses was attributed to taking multiple instances of head trauma sustained during his boxing career. The Associated Presshas put together a detailed Q&A of the disease, it’s causes and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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