How One Senior Care Community Is Using Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, nearly one million people in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease today, and by 2030,... Read More »

The Parkinson’s Foundation Announces the Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care Program

In January 2023, the Parkinson’s Foundation announced the Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care Program. The program is designed to prov... Read More »

New predictive tool may identify the risk of dementia within Parkinson’s

The Montreal Parkinson Risk of Dementia Scale (MoPaRDS), which comprises 8 simple clinical variables, is effective for predicting the risk for dementia in patients with Parkinson disease(PD), according to findings from a multicenter study published in JAMA Neurology. Read More »

Huntington’s disease dementia may hold clues for Alzheimer’s

The buildup of a specific chemical in the brain is an early sign of Huntington's dementia, and it could help with early detection of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, says a new study. Read More »

A new approach for treating Parkinson’s psychosis

Recent findings offer more support for primavanserin, an antipsychotic that works more effectively than other widely-used drugs—and without the damaging side effects.  Read More »

Dining with dignity

A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer. Read More »

The benefits of dysphagia evaluations

Speech language pathologists outline the advantages of instrumental evaluations to capture residents’ swallowing abilities for diagnosing dysphagia.  Read More »

Faulty sense of smell can be indicator of dementia

A Canadian study has connected memory loss and a confused nose. Could it lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease?  Read More »

Mayo: Residents with Parkinson’s need melanoma screenings

Those with the movement disorder are nearly four times more likely to have skin cancer in their history, while those who have had skin cancer may have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. Read More »

Cleveland Clinic launches $6M consortium to research Lewy Body dementia

Does Lewy Body Dementia have a biological calling card? Cleveland Clinic is launching a national consortium to find out. Read More »

Dementia vs. delirium

Although the terms are sometimes confused among lay people, the two conditions often develop independently from each other. Having both can cause the fastest decline of all, a new study shows. Read More »

Medicaid, Medicare and Mary Jane

Surprise—states that have legalized medical marijuana have far lower Medicaid and Medicare Part D prescription costs for certain chronic conditions, say recent studies. Will this get CMS' attention? Read More »

Existing med shows promise for Parkinson’s

An old drug may be the newest treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease.  Read More »

FDA allows consumers to test for genetic risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe to market personal genetic tests for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac disease, among others for less than the cost of a new smartphone. Read More »

Parkinson’s disease awareness month shows unshakeable spirit

The American Parkinson Disease Association kicks off a new campaign to highlight the spirit and stories of those with Parkinson's disease to raise awareness of the illness. Read More »

FDA approves new Parkinson’s drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication to help reduce Parkinson's disease symptoms.  Read More »

Silverado launches program for movement disorders

The national care chain designed the cross-departmental program specifically to support residents with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Read More »

Mobile app helps manage medication adherence for Parkinson’s

The daily smartphone log improves engagement for symptom maintenance and dosage tracking, notes a British NHS study. Read More »