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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Feb 13, 2018

Hallucinations might not be something you associate with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but they are a possibility in PD and can be a big problem, especially as the disease progresses. Visual hallucinations are the most common, but auditory and other sensory hallucinations also may occur. At first, it may be easy...


Jan 30, 2018

Parkinson’s is a complex disease with many symptoms that affect multiple parts of the body. These symptoms can lead to common complications, such as falls and food going down the windpipe into the lungs, causing pneumonia. At the same time, people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are at risk for conditions that occur...


Jan 16, 2018

The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative aims to build community hubs for people with Parkinson’s – outside the medical setting – to create more opportunities for exercise, connect people to support and educational resources and provide motivation to get out and be active. Founded ten years...


Jan 2, 2018

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, but for people with Parkinson’s disease it is more than healthy – exercise is medicine. Countless research studies have shown that exercise has benefits for both the body and the brain. But many people have questions about it – what to do, how to find...


Dec 19, 2017

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are two times as likely to fall as other people their age. And while healthcare professionals recognize the extent of the problem, there is still a lot to learn about why they happen and what can be done to prevent them. Dr. Sotirios Parashos, Director of Research at the...