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Patients with Parkinson's disease face unique 'hidden sorrows' related to the COVID-19

While much attention has focused on the potential for severe respiratory complications and unfavorable outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), the impact extends beyond these threats. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Phone-based therapy beneficial for depression in Parkinson's disease

Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy (T-CBT) seems to be an effective intervention for depression in Parkinson disease (PD), outperforming treatment-as-usual (TAU) on all depression, anxiety, and quality-of-life measures, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Long-term use of isradipine does not slow Parkinson's progression

Long-term treatment with immediate-release isradipine does not seem to slow the clinical progression of early-stage Parkinson's disease. Findings from a multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled ...

Medical research

'Natural killer' cells could halt Parkinson's progression

Researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center and their colleagues have found that "natural killer" white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New book details roadmap to prevent and treat Parkinson's

A new book titled "Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action" and authored by University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D. and his colleagues, lays out a new vision to prevent, advocate ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Vision problems may be common in people with Parkinson's disease

Vision and eye problems like blurry vision, dry eyes, trouble with depth perception, and problems adjusting to rapid changes in light are much more common in people with Parkinson's disease than in people without the disorder, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Can boxing improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease?

People with Parkinson's disease who participate in a special, non-contact boxing program may have better quality of life and be more likely to exercise than those who do not participate, according to a preliminary study released ...

Medical research

New insights into the processes that cause Parkinson's disease

In a breakthrough for Parkinson's disease, scientists at EPFL have reconstructed the process by which Lewy bodies form in the brain of patients. The study offers new insights into how Parkinson's disease begins and evolves, ...

Neuroscience

Biomarker for Parkinson's disease may originate in the gut

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, impairing the motor functions of millions of elderly people worldwide. Often, people with PD will experience disturbances in gastrointestinal function, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson's

A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson's, something no treatment can currently do.