Parkinsons DiseaseInfo Center
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Does New Drug Treat Parkinson’s Disease?
Current available drugs for Parkinson’s disease (PD) treat symptoms and improve function but do not slow or halt the progression of the disease. A new drug recently tested in a clinical trial may be changing that.
Riding For Parkinson’s
As Parkinson’s disease (PD) progresses, symptoms like shaking and difficulty walking also progress. Those not in a position to get expensive or invasive treatments like deep brain stimulation may find relief through exercise.
A Workout For Better Mobility
Common knowledge says that exercise is good for the body and mind. How can exercise help people with mobility problems, like those living with Parkinson’s disease (PD)?
TBI and Pesticide Increase Risk of Parkinson's
While the exact causes of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are unknown, it is likely to be from a mixture of environmental and genetic factors. Having exposure to more than one risk factor could increase the chances of developing the disease.
Cancer and Parkinson’s May Be Linked
Past studies have suggested there is a link between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and cancer. A shared genetic predisposition is not only important for the patient, but also could have an affect on their relatives.
FDA Warns Parkinson's Drug May Increase Heart Risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have warned that a drug primarily used to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease may increase the risk of heart failure.
It’s All in the Way You Look at It
Diagnosing some brain disorders requires testing that can be expensive and complicated. What if something as simple as the way a person moves their eyes could show if they had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ( FASD )?
Sex and Parkinson’s Disease
Sexual activity can be made more complicated by chronic disease. How does having a condition that impacts motor skills and has mental side effects contribute to sexual life?
NFL Players’ Brain Disease Risk Triple
The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.
Sleep Well and Recall in the Morning
A good sleep can feel like a huge boost for your memory and thinking. This is because sleep actually does boost mental functioning! For those already living with cognitive impairment or memory issues, a good night’s sleep can make a huge difference.