Who is Most at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive movement disorder that affects an estimated 1 million people in the U.S. With PD, nerve cells in the brain break down or die. Many of these nerve cells produce dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain. This causes abnormal brain activity and impairs movement along with other PD symptoms. …

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Parkinson’s Disease: The Importance of Clinical Trials

  There is still a lot we don’t know about Parkinson’s, but clinical research and trials are changing that. “Improving your symptoms and maintaining an active and positive lifestyle,” is the foundation of learning to live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. There is no cure for PD, but it …

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Coronavirus and Parkinson’s Disease: What You Need to Know

In response to the Coronavirus, adults with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers have taken extra precautions to prevent the disease from spreading. Given that older adults and those with pre-existing conditions are at higher risk of contracting the disease, Brain Matters Research highlights essential points on the novel Coronavirus and Parkinson’s disease. What is the …

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a designated month designed to educate and increase awareness about the disease. Those affected by Parkinson’s disease can receive information on symptom prevention, awareness activities, and ways to get involved in research! Let’s get started!   Causes and Symptoms Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that …

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Common Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

An American is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes. Presently, there is no definitive test to diagnose Parkinson’s. So, a physician will look for whether the possible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are present or not by talking with the patient while completing a thorough neurologic assessment. Parkinson’s disease, or PD, is a chronic, progressive …

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