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Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for Parkinson's disease. So what’s the "best" exercise routine for Parkinson’s patients? Most doctors say a safe, enjoyable regimen that helps manage personal symptoms is the best approach. More details can be found from the Michael J. Fox Foundation at: https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/exercise?smcid=ag-a1b1R0000086fKy

Lisa Shulman, MD, of the University of Maryland discusses the positive impact exercise can have on Parkinson’s disease in her informative podcast entitled How Can Exercise Help Manage Parkinson’s?

Click here to listen.

Board Games and Parkinson’s Disease

With Parkinson’s disease, changes in the brain take place over time that can hinder ability to move easily and think clearly. Engagement in activities that stimulate neural communication within the brain may slow down the pace and severity of such changes. Playing brain games is a fun activity offering benefits for both the Parkinson’s disease community and their caregivers. Check out The top 5 games for seniors with Parkinson's disease.

Brain Training and Parkinson’s Disease

According to, Parkinson’s News Today, ‘brain training reduces the severity and duration of freezing of gait and improves cognition and daytime sleepiness in Parkinson’s patients… “Cognitive training for freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled trial,” appeared in the journal npj Parkinson’s Disease.’ For a deep dive into this topic, be sure to check it out!

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