The first transplantation of stem cells in patients with Parkinson’s disease is almost within reach.
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.
Difficulty swallowing, feelings of nausea or bloating, constipation, and difficulty eliminating are all common symptoms of PD.
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A new project for the early detection of Parkinson’s disease with strongly magnetized xenon gas has been initiated at FMP. The team led by physicist Leif Schröder has received a three-year grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Read more
Results from Phase 1, Phase 2a and preclinical studies of CVT-301, an inhaled form of levodopa, have been featured in the current edition of Science Translational Medicine. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACOR) is developing CVT-301 for the treatment of OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
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.
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.
October 13, 2016
Program: Nancy Janosi of the Bethlehem Y will present an Intro to PD Wellness
Q& A to follow.
Refreshments: Lois Portnick
Capitol District Parkinson’s Support Group Minutes
Caffeine-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.
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.
PDF offers one free educational DVD/video, Diagnosis Parkinson’s Disease: You Are Not Alone. Please click here to read more and order this program online.
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.
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.
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
If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease, here are tips for preventing falls around the home: