Posts Tagged ‘Parkinson’s Disease (PD)’

High Cholesterol Associated with a Lower Risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD)

High levels of cholesterol in the blood have been associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Ironically, however, several studies have shown that high cholesterol and high LDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk for developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). A large population-based cohort…

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October 2019 is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the most misdiagnosed dementia. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The theme of this year’s LBD Dementia month is “Love is Greater than Lewy.” This is to say…

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Parkinson’s Disease and Driving

When is it Time to Stop Driving with Parkinson’s Disease? In answer to this question, the Michael Fox Organization published an article written by Dr. Rachel Dolhun about driving and Parkinson’s disease (PD). First of all, Dr. Dolhun points out that driving is an important means for socialization, for keeping in touch with family and…

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Respite Care is a Chance for Overburdened Caregivers to get a Break

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost six million seniors over the age of 65 receive home health services for chronic and acute disease conditions. These include neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the number one leading cause of dementia in the United States and is…

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How to Live Well after a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

  It is not easy to imagine what it would be like to be told by our doctors that we have dementia, especially if it is the most common one, Alzheimer’s disease.  To date, Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and incurable. Alzheimer’s disease can lead to severe memory loss. Furthermore, how can we continue to live…

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The Parkinson Pandemic and April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Every April, the Parkinson’s Foundation seeks to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease (PD) during Parkinson’s Awareness Month. World Parkinson’s Day is observed on April 11, during which time Parkinson’s organizations seek to raise donations to fund the ongoing research to find a cure, prevention or better treatment strategies for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.The Parkinson’s…

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