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Insomnia in Parkinson’s Disease

Living with Parkinson's
Although insomnia may not be the most debilitating of complaints in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, it can nonetheless cause much distress in Parkinson’s patients and the symptoms often aggravate as the disease progresses. Insomnia [... Read More]
Disability and Employment

Declaring a disability to an employer

Disability & Employment If you are disabled and looking for work then it is not an obligation for you to tell the potential employer beforehand that you are disabled but before making the decision there [... Read More]
Parkinson's Alternative Treatment

Parkinson’s Disease and Homeopathy

Parkinson’s disease is a gradually progressive neurodegenerative disorder manifested by the loss of dopamine producing neurons in the nigro-striatal region of the brain. Dopamine is a chemical messenger of the brain, and the lack of [... Read More]
Living with Parkinson's

Compulsive Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease

Compulsive behavior, though not common, sometimes occurs in patients with Parkinson’s disease and is more likely to be associated with those on treatment with dopamine agonists, although other types of anti-Parkinson drugs may be implicated [... Read More]
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Living with Parkinson's

Compulsive Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease

Compulsive behavior, though not common, sometimes occurs in patients with Parkinson’s disease and is more likely to be associated with those on treatment with dopamine agonists, although other types of anti-Parkinson drugs may be implicated too. These impulse-control disorders are seen more often in men than in women and are more common in patients with young-onset Parkinson’s disease and may be accompanied by psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, or mood disorders such as depression or anxiety.

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Brain

Brain Functioning and Personality Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting millions of people all over the world. It is caused by the lack of neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. This neurotransmitter is responsible to control the part of brain incharge of the control movement, emotional response and the ability to feel pleasure and pain. The deficiency of dopamine act synergistically with the increase in the amount free radicals in the body and bring about the physical manifestation of the disease. The symptoms might appear anytime, but majority of the patients affected are usually above 50 years and rarely below 30 years of age. Although the characteristic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) involve motor functions such as tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement and loss of postural reflex, there are other neurological and psychiatric symptoms present in later [… Read More]

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Parkinson's Disease Research

Stem Cell Clinics for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

Parkinson disease is a gradually progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting the dopaminergic neurons in the nigrostriatal region of the brain. Damage to the nigro striatal region leads to a loss of dopaminergic neurons, which leads to slowing of the movements, tremors, rigidity, lack of muscle control and coordination, and freezing of gait in the advanced stages. The disease affects millions of people worldwide annually, and is very difficult to diagnose and cure because of the overlapping atypical Parkinsonian syndromes.   Keeping this in mind, the Stem cell therapy is growing in popularity globally particularly for neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease. Researchers have confirmed the possibility of development of dopaminergic neurons from human embryonic stem cells, which have the potential to become any cell of the body. Clinics offering stem cell therapy are now [… Read More]

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Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits Guide

Benefits For Disabled People If you are disabled then there is a range of benefits and support that you may be entitled to. These will vary from country to country but most countries do offer some kind of financial help to people with disabilities. Disability living allowance If you need help getting around or need help in looking after yourself because of a disability then you might be entitled to the disability living allowance. You must claim this allowance before you reach the age of 65.

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Disability & Education

Special Needs Education: Special Education Eligibility

Special education is a very important consideration for children with disabilities. When children suffer from academic difficulties as a result of their physical, mental or learning disabilities, it is important they are enrolled in special needs education programs that will help them maximise their learning potential.

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Disability at Home

Help In The Disabled Kitchen For Visually Impaired

Whether you’re preparing a meal for one or a feast for family and friends, there are ways to make your kitchen work for you if you are blind. Blind Person’s Kitchen: Getting Organized Develop a system so you know where your utensils, spices and ingredients are stored. And make sure that other family members are aware so that they return things to their proper places. Labeling with large print or braille as well as tactile markings can help distinguish similar types of containers or the right setting on an oven or microwave. Wrap a rubber band around the juice container, for example, to tell it apart from the milk. Use all your senses. Touch and hearing can help you identify ingredients and operate appliances. Do you know how to tell a can of cream soup [… Read More]

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Parkinson's Disease Demographics

Early Onset of Parkinson’s Disease – YOPD (Young Onset)

Parkinson’s disease is often associated with older persons, over the age of 50, but a significant number of cases starts within the 40s. Usually these signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s goes unnoticed either due to the low intensity, of symptoms, ignorance about this disease or fear about confronting the prospect of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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Disability & The Law Courts

Attending Court If You Are Disabled

Disability & The Law Courts There isn’t a more nerve wracking experience to endure in life than paying a visit to a court of law for whatever reason. For disabled people however, it is even more taxing, unless the court of law conforms to disability regulation and is fitted with adjustments to benefit disabled people. If you are deaf or hard of hearing If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have to attend court for any matter then you are entitled to certain rights, information and support regarding communication and facilities should be given to you by the court.

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Brain

Brain Functioning and Personality Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting millions of people all over the world. It is caused by the lack of neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. This neurotransmitter is responsible to control the part of brain incharge of the control movement, emotional response and the ability to feel pleasure and pain. The deficiency of dopamine act synergistically with the increase in the amount free radicals in the body and bring about the physical manifestation of the disease. The symptoms might appear anytime, but majority of the patients affected are usually above 50 years and rarely below 30 years of age. Although the characteristic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) involve motor functions such as tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement and loss of postural reflex, there are other neurological and psychiatric symptoms present in later [… Read More]

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Parkinson's Disease FAQ

Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson disease the long-term progressive neurodegenerative disorder primarily affecting the motor area of the brain which is called the substantia nigra. This area of the brain is rich in dopamine producing neurons. Dopamine is a chemical neurotransmitter that is responsible for the transmission of signals from one part of the brain to another and is responsible for the control of movement and coordination. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease continue and worsen over time affecting millions of people all over the world. Currently there is no definite medical or surgical treatment options to completely manage its symptoms. However, the typical motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement, and postural instability may also occur in certain other conditions not related to Parkinson’s disease. These symptoms are grouped together under the term “Parkinsonism” [… Read More]