PARKINSON’S DISEASE

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease (PD) was originally described as “the shaking palsy” by James Parkinson in 1817. The main features are stiffness, a fixed facial expression, difficulty with movements and a characteristic so-called “pill...
EXERCISE AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

EXERCISE AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Even though I am fanatical about the benefits of regular exercise I know I still have much to learn about the full range of what it can achieve. I am grateful to my friend and colleague, Karen, for pointing out to me the effects of exercise both for preventing and for...