Articles related to Parkinson’s Disease

What causes dementia?

When doctors talk about dementia, they’re referring to a set of symptoms, not a disease with a specific cause. People with dementia struggle with memory and reasoning. The key symptoms of the condition are forgetfulness and difficulties with thinking, language and problem solving. Dementia tends to be progressive, meaning it gets worse over time. In …

17 Aug, 2017

What are Parkinson’s Treatments?

Parkinson’s treatments include medications for the disease itself, medications for the side effects, and therapeutic methods to slow the progression of certain symptoms. The Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Frustratingly, medical science still hasn’t discovered a cure for Parkinson’s disease, but that doesn’t mean that people need to suffer in silence. There are effective treatments to …

How are Parkinson’s and Dementia Related?

Dementia is a comorbidity of Parkinson’s, which means that the damage caused to the brain through Parkinson’s, can cause dementia.  How are Parkinson’s and dementia related? Parkinson’s and dementia are two of the most common degenerative neurological conditions in this country, affecting many thousands of people. However, there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings …

20 Jul, 2017

Why Do Parkinson’s Patients Sleep So Much?

Parkinson’s patients experience difficulties with their sleep due to the disease itself and the medications that treat it. This can lead to increased sleepiness during the day. Parkinson’s disease can cause problems with sleep, and the medications used to treat it can cause even more. Difficulties sleeping during the night can cause daytime sleepiness, and …

18 Jul, 2017

How Does Parkinson’s Affect Daily Life?

Parkinson’s disease can alter your family relationships, how you exercise, eat, work, and move. But these changes don’t happen immediately, and you can take steps to minimise their long term impact. How does Parkinson’s affect daily life? Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, which means it won’t impact on your daily life immediately. Instead, your routine …

15 Mar, 2017

Parkinson’s Disease

All about Parkinson’s Disease Finding out that a loved one is affected by Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming. But with medication and support, it is possible for them to continue living an active and enjoyable life. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects one in five hundred people in the UK. People with …