The calendar shows the end of Parkinson’s Awareness Month for 2022, but the effort to raise awareness, advocacy and resources to battle the disease is in full swing.
From the newly launched #FutureofPD campaign from the Parkinson’s Foundation to groundbreaking research happening around the world, those living with Parkinson’s have new reasons to hope. So, as April comes to a close, several stories that highlight some of these new discoveries are worth a second look.
Researchers have modified chains of amino acids in a way that could prevent the protein malfunctions that cause Parkinson’s. “We hope to develop a drug that can return people to good health even before symptoms develop,” one researcher said.
New research – published in the journal Neurology – found that four hours of “moderate exercise” each week was enough to make a noticeable impact.
A new study led by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London found hearing loss and epilepsy (seizures) could be early signs of the disease.
Expert Jennifer Prescott, RN, MSN, CDP, discusses the role of family history and the early symptoms to watch out for in an older adult.
Early detection may help slow disease procession, so learn some of the early warning signs that may point to Parkinson’s and some of the available treatment solutions.