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Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder affecting approximately 6 million people globally and is expected to double by 2040. PD leads to disabling motor features including tremor, reduced ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness yoga aids patients with Parkinson's disease

(HealthDay)—Mindfulness yoga is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson disease to help them manage stress and symptoms, according to a study published online April 8 in JAMA Neurology.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Virtual reality offers benefits for Parkinson's disease patients

Researchers are reporting early success with a new tool to help people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance and potentially decrease falls with high-tech help: virtual reality. After practicing with a virtual reality ...

Neuroscience

Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments

A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), ...

Medical research

Startup releases AI app to detect Parkinson's disease

A South Australia startup, Lookinglass, based at UniSA's Innovation & Collaboration Centre has today released an artificial intelligence (AI) web app that can detect early-stage Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Sniffing out Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function. Despite much research being conducted on this disease, there are no definitive diagnostic ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's trial aims to detect disease at much earlier stage

A large study jointly led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL aims to identify people at risk of developing Parkinson's, years before the condition is currently detected, with a view to treating and alleviating it ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Using sleep disorder to predict Parkinson's disease

A large multi-centre study of more than 1,200 patients provides important predictors of Parkinson's disease progression, which will allow better candidate selection for clinical trials and more effective therapy development.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Clinical trial test new treatment for Parkinson's disease dementia

After Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia and related Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) are some of the most common types of dementia affecting older adults, but they are severely understudied. While PDD patients are ...