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Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms, Treatment | Parkinson’s …

Posted: August 14, 2018 at 7:47 am

Toronto World Parkinson’s Program Gala [ CANADA ] – April 6, 2018 The Annual Gala of World Parkinson’s Program was held on April 6 at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hal in Markham, Ontario, Canada.More than 500 guests including various Canadian federal, provincial and local politicians, people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, physicians, healthcare professionals and members of Parkinson’s community attended this Gala. Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Foundation: Better Lives. Together.

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 7:42 am

With medical marijuana now legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C., it is obvious that there is strong interest in its therapeutic properties. Researchers are testing marijuana, which is also called cannabis, as a treatment for many illnesses and diseases, including neurological conditions, with Parkinson’s disease (PD) high on the list. Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms, Treatment | Parkinson’s …

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Toronto World Parkinson’s Program Gala [ CANADA ] – April 6, 2018 The Annual Gala of World Parkinson’s Program was held on April 6 at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hal in Markham, Ontario, Canada.More than 500 guests including various Canadian federal, provincial and local politicians, people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, physicians, healthcare professionals and members of Parkinson’s community attended this Gala. Rasheda Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, the boxing legend, and John Baumann, a US attorney who is a motivational speaker were guest speakers of this event. Dr. Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life …

Posted: August 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm

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Parkinson Disease Treatment & Management: Approach …

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 12:41 am

Hauser RA, Grosset DG. [(123) I]FP-CIT (DaTscan) SPECT Brain Imaging in Patients with Suspected Parkinsonian Syndromes. J Neuroimaging. Continue reading

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Parkinson Canada | Parkinson Canada

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Supporting Canadians with Parkinson’s Since 1965 What is Parkinson’s Parkinsons is a complex disease and everyone experiences it differently. Discover more about its diagnosis, symptoms, treatments and progression. Learn how you and your family can live well with Parkinsons Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Treatments – Parkinson’s News Today

Posted: August 2, 2018 at 6:47 am

Parkinsons disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to the loss of motor control and various non-motor symptoms such as mood disorders, constipation, cognitive impairment, and problems with speech and swallowing. The symptoms are primarily caused by a lack of a chemical called dopamine in the brain Continue reading

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Parkinson’s disease – Wikipedia

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Parkinson’s diseaseSynonymsParkinson disease, idiopathic or primary parkinsonism, hypokinetic rigid syndrome, paralysis agitans, shaking palsyIllustration of Parkinson’s disease by William Richard Gowers, first published in A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System (1886)SpecialtyNeurologySymptomsShaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, difficulty walking[1]ComplicationsDementia, depression, anxiety[2]Usual onsetAge over 60[1][3]CausesUnknown[4]Risk factorsPesticide exposure, head injuries[4]Diagnostic methodBased on symptoms[1]Differential diagnosisDementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, essential tremor, antipsychotic use[5]TreatmentMedications, surgery[1]MedicationL-DOPA, dopamine agonists[2]PrognosisLife expectancy ~ 10 years[2]Frequency6.2 million (2015)[6]Deaths117,400 (2015)[7] Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system.[1] The symptoms generally come on slowly over time.[1] Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.[1] Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur.[2] Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease.[2] Depression and anxiety are also common, occurring in more than a third of people with PD.[2] Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.[1][2] The main motor symptoms are collectively called “parkinsonism”, or a “parkinsonian syndrome”.[4][8] The cause of Parkinson’s disease is generally unknown, but believed to involve both genetic and environmental factors.[4] Those with a family member affected are more likely to get the disease themselves.[4] There is also an increased risk in people exposed to certain pesticides and among those who have had prior head injuries, while there is a reduced risk in tobacco smokers and those who drink coffee or tea.[4][9] The motor symptoms of the disease result from the death of cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain.[1] This results in not enough dopamine in these areas.[1] The reason for this cell death is poorly understood, but involves the build-up of proteins into Lewy bodies in the neurons.[4] Diagnosis of typical cases is mainly based on symptoms, with tests such as neuroimaging being used to rule out other diseases.[1] There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, with treatment directed at improving symptoms.[1][10] Initial treatment is typically with the antiparkinson medication levodopa (L-DOPA), with dopamine agonists being used once levodopa becomes less effective.[2] As the disease progresses and neurons continue to be lost, these medications become less effective while at the same time they produce a complication marked by involuntary writhing movements.[2] Diet and some forms of rehabilitation have shown some effectiveness at improving symptoms.[11][12] Surgery to place microelectrodes for deep brain stimulation has been used to reduce motor symptoms in severe cases where drugs are ineffective.[1] Evidence for treatments for the non-movement-related symptoms of PD, such as sleep disturbances and emotional problems, is less strong.[4] In 2015, PD affected 6.2 million people and resulted in about 117,400 deaths globally.[6][7] Parkinson’s disease typically occurs in people over the age of 60, of which about one percent are affected.[1][3] Males are more often affected than females at a ratio of around 3:2.[4] When it is seen in people before the age of 50, it is called young-onset PD.[13] The average life expectancy following diagnosis is between 7 and 14 years.[2] The disease is named after the English doctor James Parkinson, who published the first detailed description in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, in 1817.[14][15] Public awareness campaigns include World Parkinson’s Day (on the birthday of James Parkinson, 11 April) and the use of a red tulip as the symbol of the disease.[16] People with Parkinson’s who have increased the public’s awareness of the condition include actor Michael J. Continue reading

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Parkinsons Disease Hallucinations and Delusions …

Posted: July 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

You may be aware of symptoms associated with Parkinsons disease, like resting tremors and loss of balance. Continue reading

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Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Reduce Risk …

Posted: June 28, 2018 at 4:46 am

A new study adds to growing evidence linking Parkinson’s disease (PD) with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City found people with IBD are at a 28 percent higher risk of developing PD than those without IBD. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, also suggests taking a common IBD treatment known as anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (anti-TNF) may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Continue reading

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