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Man with Parkinson’s Disease says it’s not the end of the world

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prior to his death, Robin Williams had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. His wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement that Williams, who also suffered from anxiety and depression, was not ready to share his diagnosis with the rest of the world. Another man with Parkinson’s lives in Prairie Village, Kan. […]

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Levodopa Shows Slight Edge as Initial Treatment for Parkinsons

– Jun 10 2014 People who took levodopa (which is usually prescribed as Sinemet®) as their initial therapy after a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis reported, over the long term, slightly better mobility and quality of life than those who began treatment with other classes of PD drugs. The results from the largest clinical trial comparing these treatments, […]

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Parkinson’s fight inspires couple to help others

By ASHLEY JOST Columbia Daily Tribune Published: Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014 – 10:01 pm COLUMBIA, Mo. — Patsy and David Dalton were married for 10 years before a third partner entered the relationship. Twenty years later, the couple is still going strong, even with David’s Parkinson’s disease. This year marks two decades since David was […]

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Changes Proposed to Social Security Disability Rules for Parkinson’s

Once in 30 Years The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a proposed rule to revise current regulations used to evaluate whether people with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), marking the first broad-scale overhaul of the criteria since 1985. This is our opportunity as a community to fundamentally […]

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Gammon Earhart, PhD: Reviving Freedom of Movement with Tango

 Washington University in St. Louis published this story about Parkinson’s researcher, Gammon Earhart, PhD.  The story talks about her journey towards researching the effects of Tango dancing on Parkinson’s symptoms. “It is rewarding to know that people are directly benefiting from participating in the exercise interventions we offer and wonderful to hear participants’ stories relating […]

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