YOU Have Parkinson’s…why should WE care?

April is Parkinson’s disease (PD) Awareness month, and throughout the country, local and national organizations will sponsor events. Money raised will go towards research, support groups, and community-based education and exercise programs. As many as 1 million...

Do Parkinson’s Medications Really Help?

Medications such as Carbidopa are the mainstay in the treatment of motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and most people living with Parkinson’s know the importance of optimal medical management. In addition to medication, therapy, adaptive and assistive devices, and...

The mouth-gut relationship and the development of disease

At a recent Journal club, hosted by a local Neurologist, we were joined by a dentist who reviewed some research findings suggesting that Periodontal disease was modestly associated with incident MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and dementia in a community-based cohort...

Drooling’s Association with Quality of Life in Parkinson’s

Although medication advancements and surgical interventions such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) have provided significant improvement in managing the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the non-motor symptoms, which can include drooling, dysphagia, sleep...