Non-Motor Symptoms

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12 May: How Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Can Help You Live Well with Parkinson’s

Over the past several years, we have shared stories, podcasts, and webinars about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, practices that have been around for thousands of years. The practice of mindfulness, beneficial to everyone, can be particularly beneficial for people experiencing anxiety and depression, two common non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's. That's not all it can improve, however. Here, we'll turn our attention to a specific form of mindfulness therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and how it can help improve not just depression and anxiety but also pain, focus, energy, resiliency, and more.   
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20 Apr: [Webinar Recording] YOPD Council: Dementia and Young Onset Parkinson’s

Did you know that dementia in people diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD) looks different than dementia in those diagnosed with later-onset Parkinson’s? In this webinar, Dr. Rodolfo Savica, MD, PhD, and YOPD Council Leader Tom Palizzi discussed dementia: what it is, how it develops, and its relationship to Parkinson's, as well as some distinct differences between YOPD and later-onset Parkinson's. In this webinar, YOPD Council Leader Tom Palizzi and Dr. Savica discussed dementia: what it is, how it develops, and its relationship to Parkinson's, as well as some distinct differences between YOPD and later-onset Parkinson's.
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21 Mar: The Science of Parkinson’s Constipation

Studies show that as many as 80% of people with Parkinson’s experience constipation, and it often appears years before an official Parkinson’s diagnosis. Constipation can be the result of Parkinson’s, or it can be a side effect of medication. Understanding why Parkinson’s can cause constipation is an essential step in managing it as a symptom. Here, we’ll discuss some of the science behind constipation in Parkinson’s, as well as ways to manage it.