5 February 2019
Experts Propose Revising the Criteria for Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease with a View Towards Earlier Treatment and Prevention
Amsterdam, NL – In the past 25 years, it has become clear that some symptoms of Parkinson's disease occur decades before the development of motor symptoms and clinical diagnosis, and that monitoring these emerging symptoms may provide important insights into the origin and development of the disease.
31 January 2019
Amsterdam, NL – Environmental factors are widely believed to play a key role in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), but little is known about specific environmental triggers. Writing in a supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, scientists review novel research hypotheses and approaches that may help better define the role of environment in the development of PD, especially before a diagnosis can be made based on the characteristic motor dysfunction for which PD is known.
29 January 2019
Amsterdam, NL – For most of human history Parkinson's disease (PD) has been a rare disorder. However, demography and the by-products of industrialization are now contributing to an impending a Parkinson’s pandemic, according to experts writing in a supplement to JPD.
20 December 2018
Amsterdam, NL – A recently discovered protein, alpha-synuclein, has become one of the most attractive targets for developing new drugs with the potential to slow down or arrest the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
24 September 2018
Amsterdam, NL – Non-motor symptoms are common in late stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) as the frequency and severity of most of these symptoms increase with advancing disease.
24 September 2018
Amsterdam, NL – While human genetic mutations are involved in a small number of Parkinson’s disease (PD) cases, the vast majority of cases are of unknown environmental causes, prompting enormous interest in identifying environmental risk factors involved.
10 September 2018
Amsterdam, NL – Deaths associated with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders increased substantially between 2001 and 2014. Parkinson’s disease was in fact the most common cause of death associated with a neurological condition, according to a report by Public Health England.
3 August 2018
1 August 2018
Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as depression, apathy, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, and sensory symptoms, can have a greater impact on health-related quality of life than motor deficits.
26 June 2018
A brand new Quarterly Parkinson's Webinar Series, delivered by JPD, CPT and Parkinson's Movement, sees the the discussion of specific Parkinson's disease research topics is brought into the open. The first webinar in our quarterly series took place on June 19, 2018 with a focus on exenatide, and the recording can now be viewed online.