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Researchers found that patients with Parkinson disease with mild disease severity can attenuate off-state motor signs by performing aerobic exercise.
"Patients with Parkinson's disease, especially elderly patients, frequently experience subjective sleep benefits due to temporarily improved post-rising mobility," said Hiroshi Kataoka, MD, PhD, Nara…

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This retrospective database analysis evaluated the demographic, functional, and clinical characteristics of nursing facility residents (NFR) with Parkinson disease (PD) compared with those with PD psychosis.
Despite Parkinson disease diagnosis challenges, new research shines light on a potential noninvasive diagnostic test. Professor of neurology at the Brain Research Institute Gal Bitan, PhD, discusses his recent study findings.
Rob di Bie, MD, PhD, neurologist and professor of Movement Disorders at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine, discusses the long-term effects of a specific PD medication and the impact of starting the drug early.

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Michael Fralick, MD, FRCPC, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses his recent study that examined a medication approved for psuedobulbar affect, which he found was regularly being prescribed to patients with PD and dementia. He explains why these…
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