Monthly Archives: October 2016


Parkinson’s Disease and Diet

Overview

No one specific diet is recommended for everyone with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Still, what you eat may impact how well your medication works and can help some of the non-motor symptoms that are associated with PD. For general health and well-being, doctors encourage people with Parkinson’s to follow a balanced diet, which includes whole grains, healthy fats (in foods like nuts, avocado and olive oil) and antioxidants.

Get the Parkinson’s and Diet printable booklet from the MJ Fox foundation.


Constipation

Difficulty swallowing, feelings of nausea or bloating, constipation, and difficulty eliminating are all common symptoms of PD.

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World Parkinson’s Congress 2016

The triennial World Parkinson Congresses provide an international forum for dialogue on the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson’s disease.

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September 8, 2016 – Meeting agenda and minutes

September 8, 2016

Program: Dr Molho will be speaking at 7:30 on Diet & Parkinson’s + Q&A.
Refreshments: Helen Harris
Agenda for Business meeting at 7:00: Discussion of: Fall programs, up-coming December elections, current email addresses, Holiday Party, to stipend or not to stipend, + Q&A.


Coffee is your friend

coffee-beans-1400Caffeine-based compounds show promise against Parkinson’s disease

Two caffeine-based chemical compounds have been developed that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease attacks the nervous system, causing uncontrolled shakes, muscle stiffness, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly in middle-aged and elderly people. It is caused by the loss of brain cells (neurons) that produce dopamine, an essential neurotransmitter that allows neurons to “talk” to each other.

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Educational Brochures

Image result for brochure parkinson's sampleInformation and research about Parkinson’s Disease is changing quickly.  Depending on information that is more than a few years old is not advised.
We are not endorsing or guaranteeing the accuracy of any of the supplied links.  We have not created, reviewed (or even read) all of the educational material referenced.  You may find outdated, false of contradictory information.
You may want to find the material(s) that would be useful to you and/or your patients and ask a doctor familiar with PD to review them before handing them out.

From the Michael J. Fox Foundation:

Educational Web Pages at https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/index.html?navid=understanding-pd


From Parkinson’s Disease Foundatation

PDF offers a variety of educational publications and programs for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families and allied health professionals.  These materials can help answer questions about Parkinson’s disease symptoms, medications, medical care, exercise and nutrition, among other issues.

You can download all materials by using the links below and to the left.  You can also order most of these materials online free of charge, for yourself or, in bulk for your practice, hospital or support group.

Brochures and Booklets
These informational brochures help you understand Parkinson’s and find resources in the community. Order your copies online today or download each individually.

Videos/DVDs
PDF offers one free educational DVD/video, Diagnosis Parkinson’s Disease: You Are Not AlonePlease click here to read more and order this program online.

Fact Sheets
PDF’s fact sheets discuss your concerns about nutrition, diet, exercise and more, providing tips on how to improve daily life with Parkinson’s. These are written by physicians and people living with or affected by Parkinson’s. You can order print copies of the fact sheets or download those that interest you from our selection of 35+ fact sheets.

Online Seminars

PDF reserves a limited supply of DVDs of our previous series of PD ExpertBriefings for those unable to watch via computer. If you would like to order this set to watch at home or with your support group members, please read more and download our order form.

http://www.pdf.org/brochureshttp://www.pdf.org/newsletters_pubs


From APDA

http://www.apdaparkinson.org/resources-support/download-publications/


From American Academy of Neurology

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a movement disorder. In people with PD, a vital chemical in the brain called dopamine is gradually reduced. This brings on symptoms of tremor, slowness in movement, stiff limbs, and walking or balance problems.


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

https://patienteducation.osumc.edu/pages/patienteducation/atoztopicdetail.aspx?t=Parkinson%27s%20Disease


Preventing falls

Image result for fallingIf you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease, here are tips for preventing falls around the home:

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