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What is Parkinson's disease?

http://www.nwpf.org/wellness-center/about-parkinsons/overview-of-pd/

What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder associated with a loss of dopamine nerve cells in a brain region called the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia consist of a netw…
February 21, 2014

FDA approves DATScan

http://www.nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/2012/02/fda-approves-datscan/

Brain scan can measure what the brain looks like such as a CT scan or MRI or the brain’s activity levels.
February 01, 2012

What is atypical parkinsonism and how does it differ from PD?

http://www.nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/2013/06/what-is-atypical-parkinsonism-and-how-does-it-differ-from-pd/

Atypical parkinson’s, parkinsonism, and parkinson’s plus are all terms used to describe syndromes that share features similar to Parkinson’s disease but are different conditions.
June 24, 2013

Diagnosis & Progression

http://www.nwpf.org/wellness-center/about-parkinsons/diagnosis-progression/

The diagnosis of Parkinson’s is a clinical one typically confirmed by a neurologist or a movement disorder specialist. The following criteria are used in determining if a person has Parkinson’s diseas…
February 21, 2014

Making the Diagnosis

http://www.nwpf.org/recent-diagnosis/making-the-diagnosis/

Currently, the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is purely a clinical one. This means it is based on: Medical Examination Medical history or description of your problem   This surprises many peo…
July 18, 2014

UAE Scientists Working to Develop Early Detection Tool for Parkinson’s Disease

http://www.nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/03/uae-scientists-working-to-develop-early-detection-tool-for-parkinsons-disease/

The toll Parkinson’s disease has on individuals can be devastating. Caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in a central part of the brain, it can make walking difficult or even impossible, and caus…
March 15, 2014

Sleep Disturbances, Common in Parkinson's Disease, can be Early Indicator of Disease Onset

http://www.nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/07/sleep-disturbances-indicator/

Up to 70% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed sleep/wake patterns such as difficulty falling aslee…
July 10, 2014

Russian Doctors Develop New Tests for Parkinson's

http://www.nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/01/russian-doctors-develop-new-tests-for-parkinsons/

Parkinson's disease afflicts people older than 60 to 70 years, although in recent years its symptoms have been reported by people as young as 30. In Russia, about 2 percent of the population in the 60…
January 27, 2014

Smartphone App Could Be Used To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

http://www.nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2014/05/smartphone-app-could-be-used-to-diagnose-parkinsons-disease/

Programs are being developed for smartphones that could be used to detect whether or not a person has Parkinson’s disease. A new initiative hopes to use the technology to circumvent the lengthy diagno…
May 01, 2014

How does posture change with Parkinson’s?

http://www.nwpf.org/stay-informed/blog/2012/04/how-does-posture-change-with-parkinsons/

Posture changes for many reasons- Some causes are related to Parkinson’s- Some related to weakness-Some related to arthritic changes
April 21, 2012

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