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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…

7 Ways to Make Your Home Safer for Those Living With Parkinson’s

Being diagnosed with a complex and serious disease like Parkinson’s is never easy. Patients and caregivers immediately start considering what changes will be necessary in order to make day-to-day life easier and safer for the recently diagnosed. There are several things you can do to improve your daily routine while living with Parkinson’s. Many of these…

4 Possible Causes of Parkinson’s Disease

While the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is currently unknown, scientists have come up with four possible theories according to the Mayo Clinic. 1. Genetics There are certain genes which, when they become mutated, cause Parkinson’s disease. However, these mutated genes are very rare, except in cases where…

Explaining Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease

In this video from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Dr. Rachel Dolhun, neurologist and movement disorder specialist, talks about cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease patients. MORE: Four possible causes of Parkinson’s disease Dr. Dolhun explains that cognitive dysfunction is a non-motor symptom whereby a person’s…

10 Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Because Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition, it can be difficult to spot the early warning signs. However, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the most common early signs and symptoms of the disease, according to the National Parkinson Foundation. 1. Tremors and Shaking This is…

7 Ways to Self-Manage Your Parkinson’s Disease

Living with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult and the condition poses many challenges, however, there are ways that you can manage it to make your everyday life more comfortable. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of seven ways to self-manage Parkinson’s disease based on information from Parkinson’s…

Non-Movement Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

In this informative video from the Khan Academy, some of the less obvious and well-known symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are discussed. MORE: Four possible causes of Parkinson’s disease The film uses simple sketches to demonstrate what happens in the brain and body of a Parkinson’s disease patient. Many people…

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