Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s
By Parkinson’s Foundation
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A podcast series highlighting the treatments and techniques that can help all people affected by Parkinson’s live a better life today.
||CleanExtending the Reach of Parkinson's Resources and Services||Unfortunately, many communities do not have access to the most up-to-date information and high-quality resources on Parkinson’s disease, even in the biggest cities. Every community has its own culture and flavor, and community outreach programs must...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoung-Onset Parkinson's 101||A diagnosis of young-onset Parkinson’s disease brings with it special challenges. For example, deciding how and when to disclose the diagnosis at work and to children can be difficult, not to mention coping with a progressive condition and trying to...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Keys to Driving with Parkinson’s||Driving is a complex task involving many physical skills and mental processes. Age, along with a chronic or progressive illness like Parkinson’s, affects these critical driving skills, making a driver less safe on the road. But giving up the keys is...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Vaccine for Parkinson's?||There are many drugs and therapies for Parkinson’s, but none halt progression of the disease. This is partly because we still do not understand exactly what causes Parkinson’s, so it is hard to figure out how to prevent it or slow it down. One...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGenetics as a Guide to Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease||For decades, most people with Parkinson’s disease have been able to control symptoms with levodopa and other drugs. But researchers have yet to find a way to protect neurons in the brain to slow down or stop progression of Parkinson’s. Dr. David...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Levodopa Delivery Methods for Parkinson's||More than 50 years after its discovery, levodopa is still the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s, but some people experience “off” periods or dyskinesias with oral medications. Dr. Mark Guttman describes new delivery methods that promise...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Manage Parkinson’s “Off” Time||Parkinson’s can be unpredictable – symptoms can come and go or get better and worse throughout the day. These so-called “on-off” fluctuations (also called motor fluctuations) and dyskinesias can be troubling, but movement disorder specialists...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Good Nutrition for People with Parkinson’s||Nutrition is increasingly part of the conversation when it comes to good Parkinson's care. Dr. Bas Bloem describes how diet can help improve some of the symptoms of Parkinson's and optimize the effects of medication, and he offers tips on getting...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Benefits of Exercise for People with Parkinson's||Regular exercise is essential for people with Parkinson's. Dr. Bas Bloem describes what is known about exercise and PD and what is still in the research stages, and he offers some tips on overcoming barriers to getting enough exercise.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Parkinson's Foundation’s Role in Improving Standards of Care||Dr. Peter Schmidt of the Parkinson’s Foundation explains where people with Parkinson’s can go to receive the best interdisciplinary care and how the Foundation is improving standards of Parkinson’s care around the world. The Foundation's Centers...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarly Warning Signs of Parkinson's||In this debut episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson's, Dr. Michael Okun talks about early warning signs of Parkinson's and offers practical advice on how to proceed after a diagnosis.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward to future episodes to see what other topics are covered!
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