10 Parkinson’s Disease Blogs to Help You Stay Fit and Positive

Everyone will love these truthful and inspiring blogs about living with an incurable, chronic illness. Support is vital when living with any chronic condition. And if you have Parkinson’s disease and you’re not tapping into the online Parkinson’s disease (PD) community, you could be missing out on some of the greatest support of all. These blogs cover […]

The 5 Stages of Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease (Parkinsonism) is marked by the presence of certain recognizable symptoms. These include uncontrollable shaking or tremor, lack of coordination, and speaking difficulties. However, symptoms vary and may worsen as the disease progresses. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s include: uncontrollable shaking and tremors slowed movement (bradykinesia) balance difficulties and eventual problems standing […]

Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a number of physical symptoms that can be well-controlled and managed. The treatment options for Parkinson’s disease include several different medications, surgical procedures and physical therapy. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you will most likely benefit from treatment for your tremors and other motor symptoms, and you may also need […]

6 Medication-Free Ways to Feel Better with Parkinson’s Disease

Medication aside, there are many ways people living with Parkinson’s disease can improve their health and well-being, preserve physical function, ease symptoms and enhance quality of life. Chief among these are getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated and getting an adequate amount of sleep. But what about nontraditional therapy? Integrative therapies, such […]

Parkinson’s disease – Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis No specific test exists to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Your doctor trained in nervous system conditions (neurologist) will diagnose Parkinson’s disease based on your medical history, a review of your signs and symptoms, and a neurological and physical examination. Your doctor may suggest a specific single-photon emission computerized tomography SPECT scan called a dopamine transporter […]