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Parkinson’s Disease
Aug 23, 2017 4 min
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How Parkinson’s Affects the Body

Parkinson’s affects the body by interrupting your sleep patterns, changing your posture, and limiting movement, and balance. But there are things you can do… How Parkinson’s affects the body, and what you can do to help It is possible to…

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Aug 17, 2017 4 min
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What are Parkinson’s Treatments?

Parkinson’s treatments include medications for the disease itself, medications for the side effects, and therapeutic methods to slow the progression of certain symptoms. The Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Frustratingly, medical science still hasn’t discovered a cure for Parkinson’s disease, but…

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Aug 9, 2017 4 min

How Parkinson’s Disease Progresses

Knowing how Parkinson’s progresses can help you to prepare for the future and live a happier, more independent life, for longer. Coping with Parkinson’s A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming for the individual and for those who love and care for them. However, by identifying ways to control and cope with symptoms, it is more than possible to live a fulfilling life. Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects around one in five hundred people in the United Kingdom. Parts of the brain become progressively damaged, so that the body’s ability to move deteriorates over time. It can be a frustrating and difficult condition to live with, but there are effective treatments that can maintain mobility, improve function and restore quality of life. How Parkinson’s progresses Parkinson’s disease gradually affects an area in the brain called the basal ganglia. It contains nerve cells that produce an important chemical messenger…

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Aug 2, 2017 5 min

What are Parkinson’s Symptoms

Parkinson’s symptoms are varied, and every patient experiences them in a different way, so it’s important to be informed and vigilant. What are the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological conditions in this country. Despite this, thousands of people are misdiagnosed every year, meaning that patients suffer delays in getting the treatment and support they need. Part of the problem is that everyone’s experience of Parkinson’s is different. The symptoms develop gradually and can be confused for normal ageing, so the disease can take a frustratingly long time to diagnose. How can I tell if a loved one has Parkinson’s? If you mention Parkinson’s disease, most people will picture someone with a tremor. It’s true that a tremor is common, but not everyone gets shaky. Many people may just experience a general slowing down of movement, an abnormal stiffness in the…

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Jul 26, 2017 4 min

How are Parkinson’s and dementia related?

Dementia is a comorbidity of Parkinson’s, which means that the damage caused to the brain through Parkinson’s, can cause dementia. How are Parkinson’s and dementia related? Parkinson’s and dementia are two of the most common degenerative neurological conditions in this country, affecting many thousands of people. However, there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about the illnesses. If you have been told that you have either condition, the future may seem bleak and bewildering. Whether you’ve found this blog having been recently been diagnosed, or are worried about a loved one, then read on, hopefully, we can help you to gain some understanding. What is dementia? Dementia is defined in the dictionary as: A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. That does give a reasonable explanation, but it’s important to realise…

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Jul 20, 2017 3 min
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Why do Parkinson’s patients sleep so much?

Parkinson’s patients experience difficulties with their sleep due to the disease itself and the medications that treat it. This can lead to increased sleepiness during the day. Parkinson’s disease can cause problems with sleep, and the medications used to treat…

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Jul 18, 2017 3 min
How does Parkinson's affect daily life

How Does Parkinson’s Disease Affect Daily Life?

  Parkinson’s disease can alter your family relationships, how you exercise, eat, work, and move. But these changes don’t happen immediately, and you can take steps to minimise their long term impact. How does Parkinson’s affect daily life? Parkinson’s is…

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Jul 3, 2017 10 min
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Parkinson’s Disease: A Deeper Dive

Parkinson’s: A Deeper Dive Parkinson’s: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the disease, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder. This means that brain function will become more and more…

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Mar 15, 2017 4 min
Living with Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s Disease

All about Parkinson’s Disease Finding out that a loved one is affected by Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming. But with medication and support, it is possible for them to continue living an active and enjoyable life. Parkinson’s disease is a…

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