People with Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism have a much higher risk of hip and other fractures. The TOPAZ (Trial of Parkinson’s and Zoledronic Acid) study will test if zoledronate, an FDA-approved medication for osteoporosis (thinning of the bone), can prevent fractures in people with Parkinson’s disease, whether or not they have osteoporosis. Using zoledronate for this purpose is investigational. Continue reading for a summary of the study and to see if you are eligible to participate. You could receive $100 upon enrollment and $50 per year during the study.… Full Story>
Anxiety and Parkinson’s Disease: What to Do if You’re Feeling Anxious
Anxiety is a very common non-motor feature of PD, and symptoms of PD can worsen in the presence of stress and anxiety. Unlike stress which is fueled by external sources (such as work, family tension, finances, etc.), anxiety is fueled by internal forces and can persist when all external causes of stress have been resolved. Anxiety in PD may need to be treated with medication in order for a person to regain his/her quality of life. But there are also a number of lifestyle modifications that may be very helpful. Check out more of this blog post, including a list of resources, from the American Parkinson Disease Association.… Full Story>
Mouth Matters: Oral Health & Drooling in Parkinson’s Disease
We’ve all been taught to brush our teeth twice a day. Oral health is essential for overall well-being and good quality of life. But for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) oral health is a particular concern as they commonly experience problems with the mouth and oral cavity, and some may have difficulty with dental hygiene.… Full Story>
Personality and Parkinson’s Disease – Educational Resources from APDA
People often ask about the effect Parkinson’s disease (PD) can have on personality. Many PD symptoms are fairly obvious, but others like shifts in personality might be less clear to see. There could be many reasons for a person with PD to act differently, so it can help to learn more about the potential underlying causes.… Full Story>
December 2015, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California
A few Northern and Central California Parkinson’s support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for December 2015. Here’s what’s happening at a support group near you.
Do you need to know the support group meeting location, day/time, contact info, and how to RSVP if required? Please refer to the Stanford Parkinson’s website for all Northern and Central California support groups.
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