Motor Symptoms

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06 Nov: How to Take Levodopa for Parkinson’s

Dr. Cherian Karunapuzha explains how drinking a glass of water when you take your levodopa helps "flush" the medicine from your stomach to your small intestine, where it is absorbed. Drinking a glass of water and taking your levodopa on an otherwise empty stomach will ensure that more of the medication is absorbed, giving you the full benefit of the levodopa.

04 Nov: How to Lead a Parkinson’s Dyskinesia Support Group

Whether you have Parkinson’s dyskinesia or are the care partner of someone who does, leading a support group on this important topic allows you to both teach and learn about the common symptom and help others navigate its challenges. Here, we share ways to build your own knowledge base about Parkinson’s dyskinesia, discussion questions for your support group, and ideas for taking the conversation one step further.
Medications

16 Oct: [Webinar Recording] Parkinson’s Medication Management for Motor Symptoms with Dr. Aaron Haug

Although many symptoms can occur in Parkinson’s, the most common motor symptoms are tremor, stiffness, and slowness. In this webinar, Dr. Aaron Haug, Neurologist and Movement Disorders Specialist with Blue Sky Neurology in Englewood, CO, discusses treatment strategies and explains in detail the specific medications used to treat the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. 
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05 Oct: The Difference Between Dyskinesia and Tremor

Although distinguishing between Parkinson's dyskinesia and parkinsonian tremor can be difficult, recognizing the differences can significantly impact both treatment and quality of life for a person with Parkinson's. Here, we'll highlight some of the differences and similarities and share how treatments vary depending on the diagnosis.