Parkinsonís Research Now: Making Invisible Symptoms Visible
Are the nonmotor symptoms of PD the ones that bother you most? Once called the invisible symptoms of Parkinson’s, nonmotor symptoms can include sleep issues, fatigue and gastrointestinal issues. Recent studies indicate that we are coming closer to better understanding and maybe even treating these symptoms.
Can Invisible Symptoms Help Diagnose Parkinson’s Earlier?
We already know that many people experience nonmotor symptoms before they ever experience more obvious symptoms, such as tremor or slowness. So a team in Germany asked, can these symptoms help us to diagnose PD earlier?
Depression: Risk Factor or Symptom?
Among people with Parkinson’s, depression is well known as a common and disabling symptom. In this latest study, researchers report that people diagnosed with depression were three times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. But is it an early symptom or is it a risk factor?
Cognitive Impairment: Can We Train the Brain?
Cognitive impairment (different than the more severe dementia) affects most people with Parkinson’s disease to some degree. Can a computer training program help lessen its impact?
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