An invaluable resource for People with Parkinson’s Disease

One of the best resources that I have found for people with Parkinson’s is the Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach Program. Their “goal is to improve the quality of life for the person with PD, the caregiver, and the community.”  If you are looking for one reliable resource, this is the one you should subscribe to. YouContinue reading “An invaluable resource for People with Parkinson’s Disease”

World First: Aquatic Therapy Guidelines for Parkinson’s Disease [Infographic]

I’m delighted to share the recent publication of new international aquatic therapy guidelines for Parkinson’s disease – a world-first in achieving international consensus on the evidence-based application of aquatic therapy in the treatment of the illness. Aquatic therapy involves water immersion as an exercise and rehabilitation medium to improve the physical capacity and psychosocial wellbeingContinue reading “World First: Aquatic Therapy Guidelines for Parkinson’s Disease [Infographic]”

Travel Tips for People with Parkinson’s

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. Bill Bryson Mr. Twitchy and I love to travel and see new places. LastContinue reading “Travel Tips for People with Parkinson’s”

Exercise increases dopamine release in mice

Exercise increases dopamine signaling in the motor areas of mice, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. It’s no secret exercise is good for the brain — working out can improve mood, sharpen memory, and stave off cognitive decline. Exercise even improves motor behavior in people with Parkinson’s disease, but the exact mechanism is not known.Continue reading “Exercise increases dopamine release in mice”