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Music and PD

Can music provide positive results for people with Parkinson disease? The video below, which aired recently on PBS, describes the impact that music has on a group of people with a variety of diagnoses, including dementia and Parkinson disease. If you are interested in a joining a music group for people with Parkinson disease, feel […]

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MO Shared Care Tax Credit for 2014

Missouri Shared Care Tax Credit If you care for a person in your home, you might be eligible for a tax credit on your Missouri Income Tax Return.  This includes spouses taking care of a sick husband or wife; or children taking care of a disabled parent.  The Missouri Shared Care Tax Credit provides a […]

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Fighting Parkinson disease

A different type of exercise for people with Parkinson disease has been in the news lately! Visit this link to see a story from NPR about boxing and PD.

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Rytary & Duopa Press Release

Two new medications – RYTARY™ and DUOPA™ have been approved by the FDA address Parkinson’s symptoms. To read the full press release, click here.

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LSVT-BIG may be helpful in reducing motor symptoms of PD

In an article published in the Movement Disorders journal, Ebersbach et al. (2010) suggested that the LSVT-BIG program may be effective in reducing motor symptoms of Parkinson disease. LSVT-BIG was developed as a motor component to the LSVT-LOUD program, which was created by Lee Silverman. The LSVT programs are designed specifically for people with Parkinson disease and aim to […]

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Parkinson Disease and Vision

Click here to view Dr. Van Stavern’s PowerPoint from his recent talk about the impact of Parkinson disease on vision.

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Hallucinations and Parkinson’s with Dr. Friedman

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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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Nearly 40 Medicines Are Being Developed to Treat or Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease and Related Conditions

Parkinson’s disease affects as many as 1.5 million people in the United States, with about 60,000 additional patients newly diagnosed each year. The cost to the U.S. economy in direct and indirect expenses is more than $14 billion a year, according to a recent study published in Movement Disorders. Read More

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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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