Parkinson Disease

Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk, Faster Progression of Parkinson Disease

March 10th 2021, 5:16pm


A study finds type 2 diabetes associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson disease (PD), as well as faster progression of motor symptoms in those with PD.

Golf Associated With Greater Balance Benefit for Parkinson Disease Than Tai Chi

March 5th 2021, 4:00pm


According to an abstract to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 73rd Annual Meeting, gold may be better at improving balance and fall risk among patients with Parkinson disease than Tai Chi. In addition, patients are more likely to continue the golfing exercise.

Implications of Skin Disorders in Parkinson Disease for Neurologists, Dermatologists

March 3rd 2021, 3:30pm


Through heightened awareness and education on skin disorders in Parkinson disease (PD), neurologists and dermatologists can better recognize PD-related manifestations that are present on the skin and direct patients to the optimal source of care for these issues.

Challenges, Advice for Caregivers of Patients With Parkinson Disease Experiencing Psychosis

February 26th 2021, 10:02pm


Among caregivers of patients with Parkinson disease experiencing psychosis, only 11% learned about the symptom from a physician, with communication challenges attributed to having to prioritize other issues in a limited appointment time.

Assessing Impact of Levodopa Responsiveness on DBS Efficacy in Parkinson Disease

February 23rd 2021, 9:30pm


Patients with levodopa-responsive and levodopa-resistant tremors exhibit differing preferences on the type of deep brain stimulation administered to control motor function in Parkinson disease.

Eye Test May Predict Parkinson-Related Cognitive Decline 18 Months Before Onset

February 20th 2021, 3:00pm


Visual dysfunction among patients with Parkinson disease was associated with worse cognitive performance after 18 months and a higher risk of developing mild cognitive impairment compared with those with normal vision.

Unraveling the Mechanisms of Alpha Synuclein in Parkinson Disease

February 17th 2021, 10:07pm


The abnormal clumping and accumulation of alpha synuclein has been shown to cause and spread dysfunction in cells, leading some to characterize Parkinson disease by proteinopathy or as a protein disease.

Gut Fungi Not Found to Be Associated With Parkinson Disease

February 12th 2021, 8:00pm


Fungi within the gut microbiome were not found to be a contributing factor to the initiation and progression of Parkinson disease, contrary to prior findings.

Apple Watch Effective in Monitoring Symptoms of Parkinson Disease

February 8th 2021, 8:40pm


An Apple Watch designed to remotely monitor fluctuations of resting tremor and dyskinesia in persons with Parkinson disease was shown to match in-clinic evaluations of these symptoms and capture symptom changes in response to treatment for 94% of participants.

Classifying Skin Disorders in Parkinson Disease

February 5th 2021, 2:20pm


Skin disorders in Parkinson disease can be classified into 2 major groups: noniatrogenic, which are more prevalent in people with PD and not related to therapy, and iatrogenic, which are caused directly by antiparkinsonian therapies.