Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that affects more than 10 million people around the world. The disease symptoms appear when the brain lost a special group of cells called dopaminergic neurons. These cells produce dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for movement. The typical symptoms of the disease include tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity, … Read more12 Alternative Therapies for Parkinson’s disease
Overview Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. The disease symptoms appear when the brain produces abnormally low levels of dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for movement. Freezing of gait is one of the most disturbing symptoms in Parkinson’s disease during which a patient suddenly becomes stuck … Read moreA Smart Walking Stick – An Innovative Mobility Aid for Parkinson’s Patients
Both Essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease are brain disorders that interfere with individual’s movements. Since tremor is common in both cases, they can be mistaken for each other. However, both are completely different conditions and several ways are used to distinguish between the two. Here are 8 differences that help to differentiate between Essential tremor … Read moreEssential Tremor vs Parkinson’s Tremor – How to Differentiate Between the Two?
Overview Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million people around the world, with tens of thousands of people being diagnosed every year. One of the primary symptoms of this progressive disease is tremor, which appears when the hands are at rest. Over 80% of Parkinson’s patients experience tremor. Tremor is embarrassing and can be troublesome … Read moreEmma Watch: A Device to Reduce Tremor in Parkinson’s Patients
There have been developed remarkable products for Parkinson’s disease patients in recent years. Some of these products are already available on the market and have brought a significant improvement in the lives of thousands of patients while others are still in the prototype stage. Here is the list of the top 5 most innovative products … Read moreTop 5 Innovative Products to Help Parkinson’s Patients
Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. The disease symptoms appear when the brain produces a very low level of Dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for body movement. Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, the disease symptoms can be managed with medication. There have been … Read moreNew Drugs in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
Dopamine is often linked to pleasure, alertness, addiction and mood elevation. However, Dopamine also has another key role in the brain and that is the movement. If your brain produces a normal level of Dopamine, your body will be charged enough to perform all sort of movements; whether it’s is running, walking, getting in and … Read moreDopamine and Parkinson’s Disease – What’s the Link?
People with Parkinson’s disease often have difficulty with speech and trouble in performing different body movements. These problems become more evident when the disease reaches its advanced stage. Besides medication, different exercise approaches are used to overcome these problems. One most effective exercise therapy that got much attention in recent years is the LSVT (Lee … Read moreBig and Loud Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients
Stress plays an important role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. In fact, recent research suggests that it can be a modified risk factor for Parkinson’s disease progression. Patients usually observed worsening in their motor symptoms when they encounter stress. What is stress? Stress is a condition of physical and mental strain that arise when … Read moreHow to Cope with Stress in Parkinson’s Disease?
Light therapy may improve mood and sleep problem in people with Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease that affects movement. The disease is caused by the loss of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that, besides performing other functions in the brain, controls … Read moreLight Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease