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Parkinson's, Others the Focus of Neurodegeneration Challenge Network

Parkinson's, Others the Focus of Neurodegeneration Challenge Network | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it

The new Neurodegeneration Challenge Network unites investigators in gaining insight into the causes of Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Read the full article at: parkinsonsnewstoday.com

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MJFF, Blackfynn Collaborate on Parkinson's Study to Discover Biomarkers

MJFF, Blackfynn Collaborate on Parkinson's Study to Discover Biomarkers | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and Blackfynn are joining forces in an initiative that could uncover Parkinson’s disease biomarkers.
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Self-tuning brain implant could help treat patients with Parkinson’s disease

Self-tuning brain implant could help treat patients with Parkinson’s disease | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded research a key first step to improving deep brain stimulation.
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Parkinson's Foundation on Instagram: “Today kicks off #brainawarenessweek! Tune in to our news feed all week long to learn about different #brainfunction and #play along with…”

Parkinson's Foundation on Instagram: “Today kicks off #brainawarenessweek! Tune in to our news feed all week long to learn about different #brainfunction and #play along with…” | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
95 Likes, 1 Comments - Parkinson's Foundation (@parkinsondotorg) on Instagram: “Today kicks off #brainawarenessweek! Tune in to our news feed all week long to learn about…”
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Spotting Elder Abuse: Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

Spotting Elder Abuse: Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
From a distance, it can be hard to assess the quality of your family member’s caregivers. Ideally, if there is a primary caregiver on the scene, he or she can keep tabs on how things are going.

Perhaps you have already identified friends or neighbors who can stop in unannounced to be your eyes and ears. Sometimes, a geriatric care manager can help.
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Parkinson's Disease and Grandparenting: Embrace the Role

Parkinson's Disease and Grandparenting: Embrace the Role | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
You’ll soon be blessed with your first grandchild. The news brings joy to your ears and puts a spring in your step, until you begin to reevaluate: You have Parkinson’s disease. Will you prove to be of no use? Will you be a burden? A bother? Just in the way? Or somewhat of an asset? Can you be a help to your children on their new adventure — your grand, new adventure? What can you expect?
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16 Tips to Increase Your Mobility Confidence While Living With Parkinson’s Disease - Parkinson's News Today

16 Tips to Increase Your Mobility Confidence While Living With Parkinson’s Disease - Parkinson's News Today | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Parkinson's disease affects movement, coordination and mobility and as the disease progresses, it can often begin to ebb away at confidence.
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American Parkinson's Disease Association Builds Online Community

American Parkinson's Disease Association Builds Online Community | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it

The American Parkinson’s Disease Association has partnered with Smart Patients to build an online community for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

The platform is free to use for people who have the disease, along with their caregivers and their families. It allows each group to reach out to others around the country who are going through similar experiences.

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Parkinson's Research is Focus of Partnership Between Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe

Parkinson's Research is Focus of Partnership Between Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Read about the new partnership between Michael J. Fox Foundation and 23andMe to gather genetic data for Parkinson’s research via the Fox Insight platform.
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Meeting the Faces of Parkinson's With Michael J. Fox

Meeting the Faces of Parkinson's With Michael J. Fox | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Join Michael J. Fox as he talks to Parkinson's patients and shares more about the disease.
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Parkinson's Protective Genes Sought with CRISPR Genome Editing at MIT

Parkinson's Protective Genes Sought with CRISPR Genome Editing at MIT | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
By modifying the CRISPR genome-editing system, researchers at MIT sought to identify genes that protect against specific diseases including Parkinson's.
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Teletherapy as Effective as In-Person Treatment for Parkinson's Disease | Psych Central News

Teletherapy as Effective as In-Person Treatment for Parkinson's Disease | Psych Central News | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it

Teletherapy via videoconferencing appears to be just as effective in treating patients with Parkinson's disease as traditional in-person therapy.

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Parkinson's Disease Symptoms: How to Manage 'Freezing' - Parkinson's News Today

Parkinson's Disease Symptoms: How to Manage 'Freezing' - Parkinson's News Today | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it

Often a person can freeze while walking, usually when changing direction or walking up a step, feeling as though their foot has become glued to the ground.

Read the full article at: parkinsonsnewstoday.com

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Middle-onset-Parkinson's Linked to Impaired Emotion Detection, Study Says

Middle-onset-Parkinson's Linked to Impaired Emotion Detection, Study Says | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Patients with middle-onset Parkinson’s disease have difficulties recognizing negative and neutral emotions, deficits that appear to be even stronger in female patients, a study shows.
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Michael J. Fox Foundation Debuts Videos for Parkinson’s Patients, Carers

Michael J. Fox Foundation Debuts Videos for Parkinson’s Patients, Carers | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
The Michael J. Fox Foundation has introduced a series of educational videos about Parkinson’s disease, as well as video offering advice to caregivers.
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8 Things That Parkinson's Disease Caregivers Need

8 Things That Parkinson's Disease Caregivers Need | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Parkinson’s may change the relationship between a married couple. Bonds between a father and son. Between a mother and daughter. Friends. It comes in and subtlety takes away the ties that once bound these relationships together.
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New Wearable Technology May Hold Big Benefits for People With Parkinson's Disease

New Wearable Technology May Hold Big Benefits for People With Parkinson's Disease | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson's disease.
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7 Hand Exercises to Help People With Parkinson's Disease

7 Hand Exercises to Help People With Parkinson's Disease | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Physical therapist Madi demonstrates some simple hand and wrist exercises that may be useful for people suffering from Parkinson's disease.
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The Importance of Oral Health in Parkinson's Disease - Parkinson's News Today

The Importance of Oral Health in Parkinson's Disease - Parkinson's News Today | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Oral health is essential for everyone, but people living with Parkinson's disease need to pay particular attention to their mouth, teeth and gums to limit any problems.
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6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management - Parkinson's News Today

6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management - Parkinson's News Today | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage your chronic illness, from managing diet to improving sleep.
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7 Things to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease

7 Things to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Although there’s no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are medications that can help patients better cope with the symptoms of the condition. If patients no longer find these medications helpful, they have the option of trying deep brain stimulation. We’ve put together a list of things you should know about this treatment technique using information from the National Parkinson’s Foundation and the National Institute of Health.
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Inventor Solves Graphic Designer's Problem With Parkinson's Tremors - Parkinson's News Today

Inventor Solves Graphic Designer's Problem With Parkinson's Tremors - Parkinson's News Today | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
As her Parkinson's disease has progressed, Emma has been unable to draw or write for the past two years.
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Parkinson's Researchers Aim to Speak 'Brain's Language' to Heal Disease

Parkinson's Researchers Aim to Speak 'Brain's Language' to Heal Disease | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it

Read why Stanford researchers are investigating if brain-machine interfaces, or neural prosthetics, may be an option for curing diseases like Parkinson’s.

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10 Tips for Parkinson’s Disease Caregivers

10 Tips for Parkinson’s Disease Caregivers | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
We've compiled a list of practical tips for caregivers of Parkinson's disease patients to hopefully make their lives easier and to help ease the stress.
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8 Treatable Conditions That Can Be Mistaken for Alzheimer’s Disease - AARP

8 Treatable Conditions That Can Be Mistaken for Alzheimer’s Disease - AARP | Parkinson's Disease | Scoop.it
Worried about forgetfulness? It may be a problem you don’t suspect. But all memory loss should be treated with seriousness.
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