Guest Blog

The Journal of Parkinson’s Disease invites scientists, clinicians, advocates and people with Parkinson’s to submit blog ideas for consideration. We strongly encourage those interested to reach out prior to drafting the post. Submissions should be sent to: journalofparkinsonsdisease@gmail.com. 

 

 

Something to Cry About: Grief, Depression, and Parkinson’s Disease

This blog post was inspired by a Facebook post from a fellow Person with Parkinson’s Disease (PwP), that began: “I know that I am not as impaired as others here, but…” This was upsetting for me to read. I think that in the Parkinson’s community, we sometimes unconsciously shame people when they express their grief. Here, is what I want to say.

Getting About with Parkinson's

This blog post covers mobility issue for those with PD and means for overcoming these restrictions. Cycling, shown to be so valuable for PD sufferers, presents one key obstacle to overcome: getting on and off the bike. This can be resolved by exploiting recent technology developed for mountain bikes.

Management of Constipation in Parkinson’s Disease by Bernoulli's Principle

What does a mathematical equation that deals with fluid pressure have to do with Parkinson’s disease? Dr Yoshiharu Uno explains.

Call to Action: Sharing of Patient-Level Data for Parkinson’s Research and Care

Sue Dubman has more than 20 years of experience in health care and research informatics for academia, industry and the government (NIH). Currently the Senior Director, Informatics Innovation, at University of California San Francisco Cancer Center, Sue is part of a multi-disciplinary team to innovate changes in clinical care and research. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in 2009, Sue has become an active advocate for improving the lives of those living with PD. Sue will have a poster at WPC 2016 (Exhibit Hall B, Level 1, Poster Board Number: P40.09).