Parkinson’s Disease

5 Things You May Not Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Many patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s are elderly, which is certainly concerning if you have aged in place relatives or friends. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time for you to learn more about the disease.

5 Things You May Not Know About Parkinson’s Disease2024-02-13T21:16:07+00:00

Promising Findings with Parkinson’s Vaccines

Researchers all over the world have been working hard on immunotherapy approaches for treating Parkinson's disease.   The Irish biotech company Prothena announced that its vaccine to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease was safe and tolerable in a Phase I study.  That marks a second vaccine milestone within the past year.  Last July, an Austrian biotech company, AFFiRiS, funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation reported similarly promising results.  

Promising Findings with Parkinson’s Vaccines2024-02-09T21:08:34+00:00

Exercise Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s

Movement problems experienced by people with Parkinson's disease are caused by a shortage of an important chemical messenger found in the brain called dopamine. As a result, exercise can be an important part to producing good outcomes for Parkinson's patients. Exercise can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip, and motor coordination.

Exercise Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s2024-02-09T20:48:45+00:00
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