Parkinson's and the Gut - What do we know? What can we do?

Parkinson's and the Gut - What do we know? What can we do?

There has been a lot of talk in the last few years about the brain-gut connection, and how Parkinson’s Disease may start in the gut.  While there is no way to go back in time and prevent Parkinson’s from developing, it’s clear that anti-inflammatory interventions that promote gut healing and a healthy gut microbiome as early after diagnosis as possible can help manage symptoms and slow the progression of Parkinson’s. 

Parkinson's Constipation – 6 Easy Tweaks to Keep Things Moving

Parkinson's Constipation – 6 Easy Tweaks to Keep Things Moving

What causes constipation in Parkinson’s disease? Does dopamine affect constipation in Parkinson’s? Casey Farlow (aka. “The Brain Dietitian”) answers these questions and shares 6 natural ways to combat Parkinson’s constipation and get things moving again.

Physical Therapy Guidelines under Medicare in 2019

Physical Therapy Guidelines under Medicare in 2019

Physical therapy is a critical element of any Parkinson’s treatment program, however Medicare’s constantly changing guidelines on how it is covered can be confusing. Medicare expert Danielle Roberts from Boomer Benefits clears up the confusion about the latest updates to Medicare’s physical therapy cap in 2018, and changes to Medicare’s physical therapy guidelines.

How Does Medicare Cover Parkinson's Disease?

How Does Medicare Cover Parkinson's Disease?

How does Medicare cover Parkinson’s disease? Which Medicare plan is best to help with the costs of treatment, providing inpatient, outpatient and drug benefits? Danielle Kunkle from BoomerBenefits.com helps you review all of your options before committing to the coverage that you feel fits you the best.

What the Spouse or Close Partner of Someone Diagnosed with Parkinson's Should Know

What the Spouse or Close Partner of Someone Diagnosed with Parkinson's Should Know

If your life partner gets diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’re in for the ride, and if you don’t learn how to best face this diagnosis head-on together, your days and years moving forward will be much more challenging than they need to be. Today we’re covering the 8 things you need to know if you’re spouse or close partner has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Caring For Someone With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

Caring For Someone With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

For caregivers and their loved ones in the later stages of Parkinson’s, this time can be incredibly challenging emotionally, physically, and financially. However, there are simple ways to make this chapter of Parkinson’s easier on you, as a caregiver, and on your loved one.

Parkinson's Caregiver Tips - Laying the Groundwork Early After Diagnosis

Parkinson's Caregiver Tips - Laying the Groundwork Early After Diagnosis

Has someone you care about recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Are you wondering how you - as a spouse, partner, or family member - can step into the caregiver role and what you should expect in the days, months, and years ahead? Today we’re talking about how to lay the groundwork early after a Parkinson’s diagnosis to ensure you, as a caregiver, and your loved one can move forward together in an effective and powerful way.

Parkinson's Caregiver Burnout: Handling Grief, Anxiety, and Depression

Parkinson's Caregiver Burnout: Handling Grief, Anxiety, and Depression

Are you a caring for someone with Parkinson’s, and experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, forgetfulness, isolation, and depression? While these are typically considered symptoms of “caregiver burnout”, they can also indicate that you are be experiencing grief. One of the biggest myths about grief is that it only follows a death. The truth is that grief can show up long before death arrives and can often be triggered the moment a Parkinson’s diagnosis is delivered, for both you and your loved one with Parkinson’s.

Bas Bloem - Parkinsons Care in the 21st Century (Video Interview)

Bas Bloem - Parkinsons Care in the 21st Century (Video Interview)

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT interviews Dr. Bas Bloem about the future of Parkinson’s care. Dr. Bloem is a Movement Disorder Specialist in the Netherlands who created a network of Parkinson's healthcare providers called ParkinsonNet that is completely revolutionizing the way countries provide Parkinson's care.

Rock Steady Boxing and Parkinson's - Is it enough?

Rock Steady Boxing and Parkinson's - Is it enough?

There are a lot of Parkinson's fitness programs out there, including Rock Steady Boxing, and there are a lot of reasons why I love them. However, If your only source of Parkinson’s exercise is a group fitness class, you may be doing yourself, your brain, and your future a disservice. Here walk through 3 questions to ask about your group fitness class to see where you can improve.

The Parkinson’s Voice Project - An Interview with Samantha Elandary about Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson’s Voice Project - An Interview with Samantha Elandary about Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT interviews Samantha Elandary, a speech therapist and Founder / CEO of The Parkinson's Voice Project, about speech therapy for Parkinson's Disease. In her innovative program - SPEAK OUT! - Samantha is exploring a new type of voice therapy for Parkinson's that is empowering and effective.

The World Parkinson Congress - Bringing the PD Community Together (Interview with Eli Pollard)

The World Parkinson Congress - Bringing the PD Community Together (Interview with Eli Pollard)

The World Parkinson Congress, often referred to as the WPC, is one of the most unique and powerful Parkinson’s conferences in the world. Every three years the World Parkinson Congress draws world leaders in basic and clinical science, care, and advocacy from across the globe with the guidance of the program’s Executive Director, Elizabeth “Eli” Pollard.

Parkinson's Role Model Interview: Tim Hague Sr. on Building the Skill of Perseverance

Parkinson's Role Model Interview: Tim Hague Sr. on Building the Skill of Perseverance

Most of the time our present moment is safe and full of blessings waiting to be recognized. It is also full of opportunities and positive choices to be made that can make your today the best it can be.

Tim says, “Live your best today. Do your best, and stop there. Have the courage to be content, then offer yourself to others. You have many blessings still to share.”

Parkinson's Role Model Interview - Omotola Thomas on Hope, Faith, and Defying Limitations

Parkinson's Role Model Interview - Omotola Thomas on Hope, Faith, and Defying Limitations

Omotola Thomas has been told time after time that Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease and to curb her expectations of her future. She has consistently chosen to believe that she can defy the label that’s been placed upon her, and thus the perceived limitations that come with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. In this act of defiance, she founded ParkinStand.

Cycling and Parkinson's - Should You Consider this Spin on Exercise?

Cycling and Parkinson's - Should You Consider this Spin on Exercise?

Have you heard all the hype about cycling for your Parkinson's symptoms? Are you curious what the research says about cycling for Parkinson's or how to get started? 

In this post I’ll walk through a variety of options for you to explore the benefits of cycling for Parkinson's, no matter what stage of your Parkinson’s journey you’re in or your activity level.

Special Interview with Colin Potter from Fight-Parkinsons.org

Special Interview with Colin Potter from Fight-Parkinsons.org

Are you looking for some options to treat your Parkinson's symptoms that go beyond simply taking more medication? Are you skeptical that adding a regular exercise program, or switching up your diet can actually make a dent in your symptoms? In this interview with Fight-Parkinsons.org founder, Colin Potter, you’ll learn how Colin changed his nutrition, supplementation, exercise program, and focused on toxin elimination to help him reverse a large portion of his symptoms.