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A look at the disease and its impacts

Parkinson’s disease, or PD, and what are some symptoms? Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder associated with a loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells deep in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical that helps regulate the body’s movement. Essentially, less dopamine leads to less mobility and less control over one’s movement. …

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Anxiety Overlooked in Parkinson’s?

About half of patients with Parkinson’s disease may develop anxiety over time, researchers reported here. In a 400-patient cohort, 16% had anxiety at baseline, and 37% developed anxiety during 5 years of follow-up, Kangdi Zhu, MD, Ph.D, of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues reported at the …

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Head trauma may have contributed to Ali’s Parkinson’s

(Photo: The Courier-Journal-USA TODAY Sports) Muhammad Ali died Friday with the Parkinson’s disease that helped define his life for the last 32 years. Boxing may have contributed to his illness, but genetics was likely a bigger factor, experts said. “It’s bad luck on top of genetics,” said Ole Isacson, a professor of neurology …

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DONATE NOW We’ll be happy to send you… …yours FREE with a gift of $35 or more! Dianne, I recently read a book that I think you’ll enjoy – it’s called Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease. This beautifully illustrated book includes the latest genetic discoveries, new diagnostic techniques, clinical trial data …

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Breaking news: FDA Approves The First Drug for the Treatment of Hallucinations and Delusions Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

FDA Approves ACADIA Pharmaceuticals’ NUPLAZID™ (pimavanserin) The First Drug Approved for the Treatment of Hallucinations and Delusions Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis U.S. Commercial Launch Planned for June 2016 The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to share the news that ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the …

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APDA Newsletter update

IN THIS ISSUE APDA advocate provides critical consumer voice in research funding ‣ Be active and beyond ‣ Medically qualifying for disability benefits with Parkinson’s disease ‣ Coping with sleep problems caused by Parkinson’s disease ‣ Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease Webinar Education Series ‣ News & Announcements ‣    Shop for the …

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