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Impulsive behaviors and activities: What is the cause?

Saturday October 12, 2013

Impulsivity control problems are experienced in some individuals with Parkinson’s disease. This article will define these problems, discuss potential causes and provide information about the steps you can take if you are experiencing any of these problems.

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Top medicines that worsen Parkinson’s disease or cause secondary parkinsonism

Friday October 04, 2013

Some medications can worsen movement symptoms of PD, including slowness, stiffness, tremor and dyskinesia.

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Is leg pain a symptom of Parkinson's?

Wednesday September 25, 2013

Leg pain can be significant and have many causes; some related to Parkinson’s disease, some that increase in frequency with age and others that are more common in both conditions.

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Look beyond Parkinson’s when symptoms change quickly

Saturday August 31, 2013

An abrupt change in PD symptoms may be caused by a problem other than PD. Treatment therefore may require a different approach then simply changing Parkinson’s medicines.

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Stem cells-what are they and how are they made?

Friday August 23, 2013

Stem cells are immature cells in the body that have the potential to turn into many different cell types. Cells like this are important to the growth and development of a fetus. They also help the body repair and rejuvenate cells that are damaged. Stem cells come from different sources

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Acting out your dreams- a sleep problem in Parkinson's disease

Friday August 16, 2013

REM sleep disorder is a condition described as active, vivid and sometimes violent dreaming. Bed-partners describe restless dreaming that can include talking, screaming, punching and even getting out of bed to physically' act out a dream.

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Are there recommendations for the best type of mattress for Parkinson's?

Saturday August 03, 2013

Preference for bedding and type of mattress differs from one person to the next. An old mattress can be uncomfortable, lose its support and contribute to back pain or sleeping problems.

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How can service dogs help Parkinson's?

Sunday July 28, 2013

Service dogs are specialty trained to help and protect people with vision, hearing, physical and emotional challenges.

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Is your environment a high risk PD zone?

Thursday July 25, 2013

Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?

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Is natural dopamine better than Sinemet?

Thursday July 18, 2013

Mucuna pruriens or cowhage seeds are a natural source of Levodopa and its use to treat Parkinson’s symptoms can be traced over 4500 years ago when it was first used by Indian physicians practicing traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

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