Parkinson’s Life Expectancy

Parkinson’s disease affects mental ability and mobility. Because of this, many people with the disorder wonder how long they can expect to live. The good news is that people with the disease can expect to live nearly as long as people without the condition. Luckily, there are new treatments that can prolong the lives of… Continue reading Parkinson’s Life Expectancy

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Latest Research Parkinson Disease

Researchers at the University of Utah Health have identified a molecule that slows down the production of the toxic protein alpha-synuclein. The discovery could eventually lead to new ways of treating Parkinson disease and slowing its progression. This breakthrough was made by a team of scientists led by Associate Professor of Neurology Daniel Scoles. They… Continue reading Latest Research Parkinson Disease

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End-Stage Parkinson’s Symptoms

There are a variety of end-stage Parkinson’s symptoms that occur in patients with this neurodegenerative disease. These symptoms can affect a patient’s movement, mood, and sleep. Depending on the severity of the disease, a patient may also experience problems with digestion and constipation. Low blood pressure may also be a symptom. Social workers can help… Continue reading End-Stage Parkinson’s Symptoms

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New Parkinson Disease Research

The Parkinson’s Center is a collaborative group of scientists with different backgrounds but one common goal: to help people living with this disease improve their quality of life. The researchers’ strong collaborative work style is key to the success of their research. One of Sortwell’s projects involves a new form of deep brain stimulation that… Continue reading New Parkinson Disease Research

Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease In Women

Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease in women can be challenging. It takes women an average of 60 percent longer than men to be diagnosed, and women often need to consult with a movement disorders specialist. Depending on the stage of the disease, a women’s care team may include a physical therapist, occupational therapist, yoga teacher, personal trainer,… Continue reading Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease In Women