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Parkinson's disease and depression often go hand in hand

Washington Post - 14 Aug 2014
This story has been updated. Comedian Robin Williams was grappling with severe depression when he committed suicide Monday, and on Thursday we learned that he also was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. Sadly, the two conditions are often ...
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Fox Trot race for Parkinson's disease this Sunday

Daily Item - 19 Oct 2018
SWAMPSCOTT — Parkinson's disease has no set pattern. There are no classic symptoms — nothing that jumps out at you that would be immediately identifiable. “It presents itself differently in patients,” says Anna Wistran Wolfe, who is the impetus ...
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Metro senior center takes on boxing to combat Parkinson's disease - 17 Oct 2018
“Boxing is such a great exercise for balance, coordination, agility, hand-eye coordination, all these things Parkinson's disease affects,” Coleman said. “The Rock Steady program just started at Concordia last week. So far, they have two members, and ...
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Can Neuroimaging Predict Dementia in Parkinson's Disease?

Medscape - 17 Oct 2018
Dementia in Parkinson's disease affects 50% of patients within 10 years of diagnosis but there is wide variation in severity and timing. Thus, robust neuroimaging prediction of cognitive involvement in Parkinson's disease is important: (i) to identify ...
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Presentation focuses on ways to combat Parkinson's disease

Chico Enterprise-Record - 16 Oct 2018
Parkinson Wellness Recovery will conduct a free presentation on “Excerise4BrainChange Essentials” from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, and pre-registration is required. Learn about ways to optimize brain health, recognize symptoms of Parkinson's disease and how to ...
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Locals fight against Parkinson's Disease - 17 Oct 2018
The exercises and techniques vary each week, but the warriors in Boris Musil's Saturday morning boxing class are all fighting the same opponent: Parkinson's Disease. Every Saturday morning for the past nine months or so, Musil, a trainer at BodyZone ...
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Centrally Mediated Pain Common in Parkinson's Disease

Medscape - 16 Oct 2018
HONG KONG — From a large and detailed study of pain in Parkinson's disease (PD), researchers discovered that peripheral factors are not an important cause of the different subtypes of pain and that central factors are a more important cause of PD ...
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Inappropriate Prescribing Protocols in Parkinson Disease

Neurology Advisor - 16 Oct 2018
Inappropriate prescribing may be common in individuals with Parkinson disease who are being treated for cognitive impairment, according to study results published in JAMA Neurology. Researchers collected demographic, geographic, and prescription ...
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Parkinson's Disease News - 18 Oct 2018
ONO-2160 is a new drug being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. It also includes carbidopa, which is the same as is included in Sinemet. ONO-2160 is an L-dopa pro-drug, which means that once absorbed it is converted into L-dopa.
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The Potential for Disease-Modifying Therapies in Parkinson's Disease

Applied Clinical Trials Online (press release) (blog) - 16 Oct 2018
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that strikes its victims in the prime of their lives. Most available treatments have remained largely unchanged for years, with Levodopa the “gold standard” for treating Parkinson's disease ...
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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Parkinson Disease

Neurology Times (press release) (blog) - 10 Oct 2018
CONFERENCE REPORTER. Patients who have Parkinson disease may benefit from complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). These treatment therapies can help alleviate symptoms or slow down disease progression. It is estimated that ...
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Sans Synuclein Tetramers, Mice Mimic Parkinson's Disease

Alzforum - 12 Oct 2018
A new model of Parkinson's disease re-creates key features of the disorder, and helps steady one disputed theory of what causes it. Mice carrying mutations that disrupt physiological tetramers of the α-synuclein protein develop brain pathology and ...
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Identifying Prodromal Parkinson Disease

Neurology Times (press release) (blog) - 09 Oct 2018
CONFERENCE REPORTER. Experts believe that early diagnosis of Parkinson disease and the initiation of neuroprotective treatment may alter the disease course, improving the quality of life for patients. Neuronal degeneration is believed to begin years ...

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