A fictitious day in the life with Parkinson's, part 2

So what does the day look like for someone with Parkinson’s in the later stages of the disease? We ourselves like to ignore this part of the illness and we do everything we can to delay the point at which it occurs as much as possible. But it will come, that's a fact, at least for those with the disease at a young age, where Parkinson's disease has had enough time to develop.

A fictional day in the life of Parkinson's

This day highlights the daily challenges and joys of living with Parkinson's. There are highs, the joy of activities like table tennis and playing the piano, and lows caused by the OFF phases. But with support, therapy and a strong will, it is possible to live a fulfilling life.

What you need to know about Parkinson's

When a person with Parkinson's or a relative wants to find out about a possible disease, accompanying symptoms play a crucial role. These can affect different parts of the body, including skin, skeleton, sensory organs and psyche. The severity and occurrence of these symptoms vary from person to person, and it is important to note that some symptoms may have other causes.

Neurocentric training in everyday life: the influence of movement on our thinking

Welcome to the new year! The new year offers us the perfect opportunity to try out new things and discover new potential within ourselves. Let's revive the desire for movement together, awaken curiosity for the unknown and develop calmness for things that are beyond our control. 

Inspired by this thought, in this article I look at the fascinating connections between exercise and the brain.

Parkinson's networks

Introduction

Due to its complexity, Parkinson's disease represents a challenge that is being addressed in Germany through innovative approaches such as Parkinson's networks. An umbrella company was recently founded that takes on a coordinating role and positions Parkinson's as a model disease for the establishment of networks.

“The Hand” – an extraordinary video about the hand as a metaphor for Parkinson’s

A thought-provoking video about living with early-onset Parkinson's disease. I published the video for the first time about a year ago. Thousands of new readers have now been added, from whom I don't want to withhold this small work of art.
Some of you will recognize your own hand as a metaphor for your illness.

Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia: differences and similarities

 Neurodegenerative diseases are a central topic in medical research, and two of the most frequently discussed conditions in this context are Parkinson's disease (PD) and Lewy body dementia (LBD). Despite their apparent similarities, they differ in many aspects.

Short-term memory and memory loss

 “More and more often I find myself immediately forgetting everyday things. Where did I put my keys even though I just did it? What was the name of this person I just met? I save something and immediately afterwards I no longer know where it is. What is going on here?"

Parkinson's and skin cancer

The increased risk of melanoma in Parkinson's patients has been documented in numerous scientific studies. A first comprehensive meta-analysis was published by Liu and colleagues in the journal Neurology in 2011 and found that people with Parkinson's had more than double the risk of being diagnosed with melanoma. An important study on this topic was also published in 2010 by John Bertoni and colleagues in the Archives of Neurology (later renamed JAMA Neurology). The Bertoni study used data from the North American Parkinson's and Melanoma Survey Group and found that the incidence of malignant melanoma was 2,24 times higher in the Parkinson's cohort compared to the general population.