Miscellaneous News & Articles

Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

posted Sep 24, 2019, 8:39 PM by Missoula PDSG

Navigating Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease - A Guide for Patients and Families

Rachel Dolhun, MD
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Parkinson's Disease Composite Scale

posted Sep 21, 2019, 12:17 PM by Missoula PDSG

Developed by the My PD Journey coalition – a multi-stakeholder European coalition led by the EPDA – the Parkinson’s Disease Composite Scale (PDCS) is a simple new rating scale to be used primarily by neurologists and other healthcare professionals familiar with Parkinson’s that measures the severity of symptoms experienced by people with Parkinson’s in a timely way.

Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's Disease

posted Apr 1, 2019, 8:28 AM by Missoula PDSG

Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease are common and cognition is often affected.  Learn more about how PD may affect cognition in this article written by Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Section of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders, Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.


posted Apr 1, 2019, 8:11 AM by Missoula PDSG

A website, blog, and email discussion group, all dedicated to connecting women with Parkinson's Disease, because until there's a cure, there's a community.


Power Over Parkinson's

posted Dec 19, 2018, 12:08 PM by Missoula PDSG

Power Over Parkinson's introduces viewers to people with Parkinson’s disease who are employing their own power and finding their own solutions, with an emphasis on the benefits of physical exercise.  Click here to view the 27 minute video presentation. 

Surviving Winter With Parkinson's

posted Nov 29, 2018, 8:54 PM by Missoula PDSG

Learn some tips on how to get through the cold of winter in this article by Sherri Woodbridge.

Click here to read the article.

Every Victory Counts

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:46 PM by Missoula PDSG

The Every Victory Counts manual and its companion website is your road map for thriving with Parkinson’s Disease from diagnosis through the later stages. Written by leading movement disorder specialists, Monique Giroux, MD and Sierra Farris, PA-C, MPAS, with 40 experts in Parkinson’s wellness from respected institutions in the US, Canada and Europe, this highly engaging, comprehensive resource gives you the tools and the confidence to take control and start living well today.
Click here to learn more about the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's.
Click here to download the Every Victory Counts manual.

What Deep Brain Stimulation Can and Can’t Do

posted Mar 26, 2018, 10:39 AM by Missoula PDSG

We sometimes don’t get all of our facts straight when it comes to pursuing what we want. As Parkinson’s patients, we only want one thing: a cure. Since we know that a cure is being researched but we don’t know when it will come about, we are grateful for anything that comes along in the meantime...
Article by Sherri Woodbridge in
Parkinson's News Today, March 26, 2018
Click here to read the article

10 Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss

posted Mar 2, 2018, 6:13 PM by Missoula PDSG

Includes dopamine agonist drugs used to treat Parkinson's Disease.

By Dr. Armon B. Neel Jr., AARP

6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

posted Feb 21, 2018, 1:16 PM by Missoula PDSG

Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage your chronic illness.  We’ve put together a list of some of the best mobile apps for managing your chronic illness:  Read more

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