When someone you care about has Parkinson’s disease, he needs extra help and support to stay active and preserve their quality of life. You can help out in a number of ways. Here are eight of the best ways to help someone you love manage Parkinson’s disease.
Since being diagnosed in 2013, Michael Broad has taken part in a number of clinical trials to help find ways of alleviating symptoms and slowing progression of Parkinson’s.
Portrait of Frank Willemsens, who experienced two upheavals in a very short period of time. Discover a very touching portrait of a very brave man.
We don’t typically think much about walking or keeping balance unless we have trouble with these activities. That’s because we don’t have to think about them, it’s automatic. Parkinson’s can interrupt these automatic connections and cause walking and balance problems, especially in people who live with the disease for many years.
Benedicte, volunteer at the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity since 2015, tells us what motivates her to be a volunteer at Run for Parkinson.
Portrait of Alain Mallart, living with Parkinson’s disease since 2012. He created Action Parkinson, a patients’ association which offers Parkinson’s patients in the Brussels region the opportunity to meet and participate in various activities adapted to their pathology.
After a Parkinson’s diagnosis, one of the first questions a person asks is, “What is going to happen to me?” People with Parkinson’s disease understandably want to know how their symptoms will change over time.
A fantastic 5th edition of Run for Parkinson on May 19th 2019 at the occasion of the 20km of Brussels. Thank you to all our supporters! Take a look at our photo album.
Many clinical trials use a placebo comparison to evaluate the effect of a new drug or therapy. Some people get the active intervention and some get an inactive “fake” treatment that looks the same as the real thing. What is a placebo? Is it a good thing? Can a placebo make you feel worse? From Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research website.
Doctor Rachel Dolhun is movement disorder specialist and vice president of medical communications at the MJFF. In this video, she talks about depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease. How are depression and anxiety treated? What are the tips to manage depression and anxiety?