Non-Motor Symptoms

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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.