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.
There is more to staying properly hydrated than just chugging 8 glasses of water per day. Use these 5 simple strategies to help you stay hydrated. The impact on your Parkinson’s symptoms can be significant.
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 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? 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.
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.
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.