Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

9 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms of living with a chronic illness is brain fog. There are medications to treat many symptoms of chronic diseases, but sadly there isn’t yet a pill that takes away brain fog. However, there are ways to deal with it so patients can minimize its effects and…

11 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease You May Not Know

Most people know of Parkinson’s disease and have a good idea of its symptoms, but very few know much more than that about this progressive illness. Since Parkinson’s disease awareness month is around the corner (April), we’ve put together some simple stats and facts that you can share near and far. With help from…

8 Common Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system. To date, there is no cure for the condition, but there are medications and therapies available to address some of the symptoms and improve quality of life for patients. Here are eight of the main drugs and therapies used…

How Does Dopamine Affect Parkinson’s Disease?

This educational video from Parkinson’s UK explains more about Parkinson’s disease. The film shares that the disease develops in the substantia nigra part of the brain when the cells that produce dopamine begin to die. The loss of dopamine in the brain leads to issues with movement. MORE: …

Reducing Your Risk of Falling With Parkinson’s Disease

https://vimeo.com/147745733 In this 2015 video from the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, Heather Knight, a physical therapist, talks about managing the risk of falling. MORE: Seven ways to help you self-manage Parkinson’s disease Knight starts by detailing some of the risks people with Parkinson’s face, including tripping hazards, different…

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