Touchstones for Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease: Inspirations and Learnings from this Year’s World Parkinson’s Congress

I attended the 6th World Parkinson’s Congress in Barcelona in early July 2023 and found it inspiring and uplifting. It was attended by health professionals of all disciplines, researchers, charities, exhibitors, and of course, people-with-Parkinson’s. I attended sessions ranging from biological subtypes of PD, apathy and fatigue and other under-recognised non-motor symptoms, the benefits of […]

Different training methods: Physical wellbeing of People with Parkinson’s

Exercise is an integral part of healthy living. For people with Parkinson’s (PD), regular physical activity is particularly important as it can play a vital role in managing a range of symptoms, including gait disorders, rigidity, impaired balance, and more.   Physical benefits of exercising with PD The concept of exercise therapy for PD isn’t […]

How one doctor’s experience inspired a new tool for Parkinson’s disease

How can new technology help people with Parkinson’s manage symptoms between doctor’s appointments? This question prompted the development of Orbit Health’s Neptune and Neptune Care apps – we talk to the creators to learn more   “One major gap in Parkinson’s clinical care today is that, as a doctor, you often rely on a small […]

Exercise and mental health in Parkinson’s disease: What the research says

Mental Health and PD

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is most commonly associated with physical symptoms, such as tremors, rigidity and impaired posture. However, the impact of PD often goes far beyond physical impairment. The neurodegenerative disorder can also cause or increase the risk of a variety of non-motor symptoms, including depression, anxiety, impaired cognitive function and more. While mental health […]

Maintaining a healthy weight with Parkinson’s disease

Health Weight with Parkinson's

Have you experienced unexplained weight loss since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD)? You’re not alone. Almost half (48.6%) of PD patients unintentionally lose weight [1] at some stage during their PD journey. Maintaining a healthy weight plays a major role in staying fit and strong throughout your journey with PD. In this article, we’ll […]

The five stages of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects everyone differently. The disease doesn’t always move in a straight line and it can be tricky to predict exactly how it will progress. Symptoms can vary significantly from person to person, as can the severity of symptoms and the rate of progression.  Nevertheless, there are some general patterns of progression that […]

Understanding the relationship between diet and Parkinson’s disease

A balanced diet provides your body with the nutrients it needs to function effectively. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a balanced diet is even more important. Research suggests some types of food may help alleviate the symptoms of PD, while others may exacerbate them. Some foods can even impact the way PD medication works.  […]

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