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I have Parkinson's diseases and thought it would be nice to have a place where the contents of updated news is found in one place. That is why I began this blog.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014
pain is highly subjective and difficult to describe, a working definition is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional
experience associated with actual or potential physical damage.” Its components are physical, cognitive,
behavioral, emotional and perceptual. Among people who have Parkinson’s disease (PD), pain is a
major complaint. In fact, up to 85 percent of people with Parkinson’s report pain as a troubling symptom.
Some of these people experience pain as an early symptom of Parkinson’s, before their disease has even
been diagnosed. Yet, pain in Parkinson’s disease often remains undiagnosed and untreated. Thus, it is important
to understand that pain can be part of the Parkinson’s experience and to learn ways to manage it.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
PD affects everyone differently, so sometimes it can be difficult to describe your specific PD symptoms. This is where the Parkinson’s Well-Being Map™ comes in by helping you document motor and non-motor symptoms in detail. Your doctor can use this information to assess your symptoms and consider your individual needs.
Clink on the link below to begin filling out your own map!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
European Journal of Neurology  Mar 17 [Epub ahead of print] (H.C.Wang, C.C.Lin, C.I.Lau, A.Chang, F.C.Sung, C.H.Kao)
People with Parkinson's Disease have been found to increase their likelihood of most accidental injuries, especially head injuries. The risk of injury increases with age.
People with Parkinson's Disease were found to have the following increased likelhood of injuries times what is normal : head injury 1.9, bone fracture and dislocation 1.4, all injuries 1.3, injury to spinal cord, plexus and nerves 1.25, superficial injuries and contusions 1.20, burns 1.0. The injury risk for those people with Parkinson's Disease who were 69-79 years old was significantly higher than those who were 50-69 years old.
So people with Parkinson's Disease demonstrate a significantly elevated risk of developing all accidental injury types except injuries caused by burns. The risk of injury increases as age increases.
Parkinsonism Related Disorders  Feb 22 [Epub ahead of print] (R.Mehanna, S.Moore, J.G.Hou, A.I.Sarwar, E.C.Lai)
The clinical features and development of Parkinson's Disease has been found to differ in many respects according to the age of onset of Parkinson's Disease. The age of onset can be roughly divided in to young onset (49 years old or younger), middle onset (50 to 69 years old), and late onset (70 years old or later).
Data collected included age at symptom onset, year of onset, family history of Parkinson's disease in first and second degree relatives, predominant first symptom, first anti parkinsonian medication prescribed, frequency of L-dopa-induced dyskinesia, therapy related dystonia, therapy related gastrointestinal side effects, hallucinations, dementia, depression and apathy. In numbers, the middle onset was the largest group (51%), followed by those with late onset (39%) and then those with young onset (10%).
Those with young onset were found to have a more frequent family history of Parkinson's disease and longer survival. Symptoms other than tremor were more frequent as the initial symptom of the young onset group. Depression was more frequent in the young onset group than middle onset or old onset. The frequency of tremor as the first symptom increased with advancing age at onset. The frequency of treatment related dyskinesia or dystonia decreased with advancing age at onset.