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Living with Parkinson’s

Products to assist people with Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 1 February 2016

Update: In January 2016, we shared a story from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) covering the progress of a special glove that uses a gyroscope to cancel out tremor. It’s still being tested and adjusted, but…

Five Ways to Help Muscle Stiffness in Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 25 January 2016

If your muscles often feel stiff and uncomfortable, you’re not alone. “Rigidity, or stiffness, is one of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s,” says Rachel Dolhun, MD, a movement disorders specialist at The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Stiffness can be…

Apathy and Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Finding it hard to get-up-and-go, or you’re simply not interested? You may be experiencing apathy. Apathy Is a Non-motor Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease Apathy causes a general lack of motivation and interest, as well as a dampening of emotional expression….

5 Simple Ways to Help Parkinson’s Caregivers

Monday, 23 November 2015

If you have a friend who provides care for a loved one with Parkinson’s, you may not see them as much as you used to. Caregivers organise doctor’s appointments, medication schedules and often take on a slew of other responsibilities….

Living with PD: Janice Rowan

Monday, 26 October 2015

Today, Janice wants to share her personal story of living with Parkinson’s. From diagnosis to her positive outlook, she uses her creativity to stay on top! How old were you when you were diagnosed? 56. Tell us about being diagnosed?…

Brain Health: Predicting Parkinson’s

Monday, 19 October 2015

We love sharing information from around the community offering up to date information and opinions on what is happening in the Parkinson’s world. Today, we are excited to share with you Associate Professor Simon Lewis’ recent video on predicting Parkinson’s,…

7 Ways to Move More During the Day with Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 19 October 2015

According to a new study from The University of Michigan, increasing everyday physical activity, or puttering, may be enough to help improve Parkinson’s motor symptoms. Puttering may even make a bigger impact than vigorous exercise. Of course, if you have…

Parkinson’s information for caregivers

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Parkinson’s disease affects the whole family, not just those who are diagnosed. This is especially true if you are the primary caregiver for a spouse, parent or other loved one with the disease. The information on this page provides guidance…