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3 04, 2023

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

2023-05-09T12:45:29-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Categories: Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson's Disease Research, Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Treatments|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Parkinson's Awareness Month is in April and is a time to raise awareness about this disease, its symptoms, and its impact on individuals and their families. Parkinson's is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement, speech, and other motor skills. It affects over 10 million people worldwide and is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's. FirstLantic explores the cause, current treatments, and ways you can get involved to help find a cure.   Cause of Parkinson's  When dopamine-producing neurons in the brain die, it causes Parkinson's disease. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control movement and emotional responses. When these neurons die, dopamine levels drop, causing symptoms such as tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement. Other non-motor symptoms may include depression, anxiety, [...]

19 04, 2022

Five New Developments in Parkinson’s Disease Research

2022-12-19T21:00:45-05:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: assisted living, At Home Healthcare, Home Caregivers, Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson's Disease Research, Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Treatments|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Although there is no cure for the disease, research and treatments are being conducted that are showing promise. However, if you or a loved one is suffering, the answers can't come soon enough. FirstLantic wants to make sure that you know the cutting-edge research underway and actions that you can take to help impact the future.   What is Parkinson’s Disease?   Parkinson’s happens when cells in the brain that produce dopamine stop working or die. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that sends messages between nerve cells or between nerve cells and muscle cells to help the body function. Dopamine plays many roles in the body and affects physical and mental processes. Parkinson’s is progressive, and symptoms include tremors, [...]

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