“‘How do I know if my symptoms are from ‘old age’ or Parkinson’s?’ This is a reasonable and commonly asked question that can be challenging to answer. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is typically diagnosed around age 60 or later, so it’s normal to wonder whether associated symptoms – especially pain, stiffness, and memory or thinking problems — might be due to getting older. It’s also worth considering separate medical conditions — such as arthritis, lower back pain (typically caused by “degenerative disc disease” or arthritis) or Alzheimer’s dementia — that can occur more often with aging.”
To read more on this very important aspect of PD diagnoses, click below:
About 10% of Parkinson’s patients are thought to have Young-Onset Parkinsons, also known as YOPD. This means that they were diagnosed with the disease under the age of 50.
To learn more about treatment of YOPD, read the article below and watch the Ask an MD video:
It’s sad to say that Parkinson’s patients often feel that there is a stigma associated with their disesase. However, there are ways to cope.
“I recommend surrounding yourself with a network of people dealing with the same problem… I didn’t want to be pitied or stared at, and I didn’t want the world to change for me and my condition,” [Nancy Mulhearn] explains.
To read more on this issue and how to deal with it, read on below:
November 9, 2016 – 1:30- 2:30pm
Webinar – French
Dr. Louis-Eric Trudeau, researcher and member of the Quebec Parkinson Network will host the upcoming webinar.
The causes of Parkinson’s disease are still not known. Several researchers fortunately working to remedy this situation, some here in Quebec! Since this area is very technical and that the number of research is important, it can be difficult to navigate.
This webinar will allow participants to answer the question: What’s new in research on Parkinson’s disease?
The goal of this webinar is to inform in research and making it accessible to all. This is a good way to know what is done everywhere in the world, but also in Quebec, where research is very active.
A question period will follow the presentation.