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Food for Thought: Diet & Nutrition in PD

After attending the World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland in September, I posted about a roundtable discussion with Dr. Laurie Mischley that I found to be the most illuminating event I attended at the WPC (see “News From the Front: Key Takeaways from the World Parkinson’s Congress, Part I (Diet, Exercise & Supplements“). Rather than studyRead More »

The Exercise Files: Why Tango May Benefit Balance In Those With PD

Beginning physical activity, even late in life, can improve balance and mobility difficulties in older people and those suffering from age-related diseases. Dance uplifts mood and requires the ability to adapt to changing demands on balance; therefore, it may be particularly appropriate for older and physically challenged individuals. Recently the physical and emotional benefits ofRead More »

A Thought for Veteran’s Day: Participation in Clinical Trials Is Another Way to Serve

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to sit on a panel to discuss participation in clinical research, and one of the questions posed to us was: “Why do you participate in clinical trials?” Fortunately, the panelists were provided the questions weeks in advance, so I had the opportunity to give the question someRead More »

The Grass Roots Campaign Starts Today: Sign Our Petition To Focus Neurologists on Exercise, PT, Support Groups and Clinical Trials

Our mission in creating PD Gladiators was to focus the attention of people with Parkinson’s disease and the  medical community on the role of exercise in slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease and to make community-based exercise programs available to people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. We hope that by demonstrating the value of vigorous exercise andRead More »