Parkinson's

Sleep And Dementia; Predicting Parkinson's Progression; Aducanumab's Icer Price

(MedPage Today) -- The latest about sleep deprivation and dementia: The Washington Post interviews researchers about recent studies. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine coordinated an initiative with the American Academy of Neurology and others...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Asking Patients To Write Letters Illuminates New Aspects Of The Physician-patient-family...

In 2019, we (authors SM, LC) initiated a research study on the experience of care partners of people with Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP). Among other activities, participants wrote a letter to their care recipient’s doctor to the...
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Brain Wave Recordings Reveal Potential For Individualized Parkinson’s Treatments

Pioneering neural recordings in patients with Parkinson’s disease by UC San Francisco scientists lays the groundwork for personalized brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders. In a study published May 3rd...
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Awakening 'ghosts' In Patients With Parkinson's, A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Scientists are developing a completely new 'brain stress test' for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson's disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the 'ghosts' hidden in...
Related topics: Stress

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Nondopamine Antipsychotic Shows Clinical Signal In Pd Psychosis

SEP-363856 has shown signals that it may improve psychosis symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease without worsening motor symptoms. Medscape Medical News

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Remote Genetic Testing, Counseling Feasible For Parkinson’s Disease

Using telehealth for genotyping and counseling in patients with Parkinson's disease is on par with in-person services for patient satisfaction, a new pilot study suggests. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Sleepwalking Tied To Higher Odds For Parkinson's In Men

TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Men with certain sleep problems, like sleep walking, may be at a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Among nearly 26,000 men, researchers found those who sleepwalked or had rapid eye...
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Understanding The Growth Of Disease-causing Protein Fibres

Amyloid fibrils are deposits of proteins in the body that join together to form microscopic fibres. Their formation has been linked to many serious human diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Type 2 diabetes.
Related topics: Proteins, Alzheimer's Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Can Exercise Prevent Cognitive Decline In Early Parkinson's?

Is exercise the 'next blockbuster drug' for the prevention of cognitive decline in early Parkinson's disease? Medscape Medical News

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New Blueprint Of Brain Connections Reveals Extensive Reach Of Central Regulator

Researchers have generated a new map of connectivity from a part of the brain called the basal ganglia, a hub for regulating motor and behavior functions. The breadth of connections revealed could potentially open avenues for intervention of...
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Type 2 Diabetes Tied To Higher Risk For Parkinson Disease

TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 -- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with an increased risk for Parkinson disease (PD), as well as more rapid PD progression, according to a review published online March 8 in Movement Disorders. Harneek Chohan,...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Parkinson's Gene May Impair How New Neurons Are Made Throughout Our Lifetime

The Parkinon's gene PINK1 is important for the generation of dopamine-producing neurons throughout life, and is not just responsible for the premature death of these neurons.
Related topics: Genetics, Neurons

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Skin Swab For Parkinson's; Endocannabinoids And Runner's High; Seizures And Suicide

(MedPage Today) -- Compounds on the skin's surface identified potential sebum-based biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. (Nature Communications) People with a previous rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis had a 30% to 50% lower risk of later developing...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Using Artificial Intelligence To Improve Healthcare For All

Parkinson’s disease, which afflicts one million Americans, causes both unwanted movements, such as hand tremors, as well as difficulty in initiating movements, such as taking a step. These symptoms interfere with the ability to do many everyday...

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Scientists Move Closer To Developing 'game-changing' Test To Diagnose Parkinson's

Results published today show it is possible to identify Parkinson's based on compounds found on the surface of skin. The findings offer hope that a pioneering new test could be developed to diagnose the degenerative condition through a simple and...

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A Swing And A Hit? Golf Beneficial In Parkinson's Disease

Playing golf improves mobility and balance in Parkinson's better than tai chi, the gold standard exercise for improved balance and falls prevention in this patient population, early research suggests. Medscape Medical News
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Wayne Gretzky's Father Walter Gretzky Dead At 82 After Parkinson's Battle

Sad news out of Canada ... Wayne Gretzky's father, Walter Gretzky, has died after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 82. "It's with deep sadness that Janet and I share the news of the passing of my dad," Wayne said in a statement late…

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Csf Biomarker Flags Parkinson's Pathology Years Before Symptoms Appear

(MedPage Today) -- Real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC), a test for pathological misfolded protein, detected alpha-synuclein in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with isolated rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder ...
Related topics: Proteins

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Could Taking A Swing At Golf Help Parkinson's Patients?

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- For helping Parkinson's patients improve their balance and mobility, golf may beat the martial art exercise tai chi, a new, small study reveals. "Exercise is well-known to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease,"...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Drug Target Could Fight Parkinson's And Alzheimer's Disease

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease are in the firing line after researchers identified an attractive therapeutic drug target.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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