Posted in

Parkinson Treatment Tips

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips for Dyskinesia

What are dyskinesias and how can I manage them? Dyskinesias are abnormal, involuntary movements that occur in response to repeated dopamine-replacement therapy (Brotchie 2005; Olanow 2001). Sometimes, they can be debilitating. These motor complications are typically “choreiform”. Chorea comes from the Greek word meaning “to dance”, so the dyskinesias looks…

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips on Psychosis and Hallucinations

These are quick tips to work on with your doctor in case of acute worrisome hallucinations and psychosis in the setting of Parkinson’s disease: Check for a urinary tract infection or pneumonia Consider the medication list and consider that medications may be the underlying cause, or contributing to the cause…

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips on the Worst Drugs for Parkinson’s Disease

A Critical Reappraisal of the Worst Drugs in Parkinson’s Disease What are the worst drugs for Parkinson’s disease patients?  Couldn’t a simple list be assembled and disseminated to the Parkinson community?  Recently Ed Steinmetz, an experienced neurologist in Ft. Meyers, FL pointed out to me, a list approach published in…

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips for Constipation

Over the years we have noticed that Parkinson’s disease patients commonly present with constipation.  We always recommend as much daily vigorous exercise as is possible, and drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day.  If that doesn’t work, we have over the last ten…