Parkinson’s

Experts push for standardization in Parkinson’s research

This includes recommendations for the types of biomarkers researchers should identify to aid in the development of new treatments.

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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.

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The hidden symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

At 80 years old, Mr. Roberts was admitted to a psychiatric hospital that focuses on long-term stays following a brief stay in the emergency room. His admission was preceded by at least two years of symptoms that distressed him and also his wife of 61 years.

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Biotechnology venture capitalists look to fund Alzheimer’s research

Many had an interest in finding companies that could tackle neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, though not much has caught their eyes so far. 

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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.

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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. 

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Dining with dignity

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

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The benefits of dysphagia evaluations

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

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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? 

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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.

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