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Energy Conservation for Parkinson’s patients

Why is it that a decline in energy is common with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s?                 There are a variety of factors that can lead to an increase in fatigue with Parkinson’s, including: stress, muscle stiffness, impaired sleep, depression and even certain medications.  Parkinson’s symptoms create a decrease in efficiency…

Should I get a DAT scan to Confirm my Parkinson’s Disease

Should I get a DaTscan or PET scan to confirm my diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease? You can find out more about NPF’s National Medical Director, Dr. Michael S. Okun, by also visiting the NPF Center of Excellence, University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration. This past month, the…

Hospitalization Tips: For Parkinson’s Disease Patients

This post originally came out in 2007 in the Parkinson Report and has been so popular that our patients asked us to repost on the treatment tips.  We will have more on hospitalization soon as we work with NPF on the Aware in Care campaign and on…

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…