People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can face numerous challenges. Some lack adequate access to high-quality, specialized health care and treatments. Others can’t find local resources and community programs for support. And many cannot afford or take advantage of genetic testing to help them qualify for enrollment in clinical trials. The…more.
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Editor’s Note: The following has been excerpted, with permission, from The Parkinson’s Journey: Building a Care Team, published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). Real World Health Care invites our readers to visit MichaelJFox.org to help you and your loved ones navigate life with Parkinson’s. As…more.
The majority of people who get Parkinson’s Disease (PD) are over the age of 60. However, 10 to 20 percent of the 60,000 people diagnosed every year in the United States are under age 50 and about half of those are diagnosed before age 40. Because PD is typically associated…more.
Editor’s Note: The following information about Parkinson’s Disease was originally published by the National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) National Institute on Aging (NIA), which leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. You can read the original information…more.
Editor’s Note: The HealthWell Foundation is the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care. This Real World Health Care column is not like others I’ve written. But then again, this year is not like any other we’ve lived through. I would typically use this end-of-year column to thank you for…more.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Parkinson’s Foundation have teamed up to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of veterans living with Parkinson’s disease. The collaboration is designed to ensure that veterans diagnosed with Parkinson’s have access to the information and resources they need to…more.
This week on Real World Health Care, we continue our series on Movement Disorders with a conversation with Matthew Capriotti, PhD, associate professor of Psychology at San Jose State University. Dr. Capriotti, who collaborates actively with the Tourette Association of America (TAA) to conduct research, advocacy, and educational events, has…more.
An estimated 44 million adults in the United States—close to 20 percent of the population—have a mental illness. While only a fraction of those adults use antipsychotic medicines to treat their illness, about one in ten who take certain forms of antipsychotics eventually develops a movement disorder called Tardive Dyskinesia…more.
The symptoms started in pre-school: vocal tics including throat clearing to barking like a dog, anxiety, and difficulties with fine and gross motor skills and mental processing. Young Adam Fishbein quickly became confused and frustrated—for years, school would be “a nightmare”—and his parents became increasingly alarmed. What was happening to…more.
Next month marks Huntington’s Disease (HD) Awareness Month and Real World Health Care is dedicating this column to an important part of the Huntington’s patient community: children, teens and young adults. “Whether youth have a parent with Huntington’s or if they themselves have the early-onset form of the disease called…more.