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Embracing Gut Health During the Festive Season

The holiday season is here, bringing with it a medley of family gatherings and sumptuous meals so it’s a pivotal moment for those of us at Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Clinic in Austin, Texas, to emphasize the importance of gut health. For our patients managing Parkinson’s disease and for older adults focused on wellness, maintaining […]

Dietary Supplements for Cognitive Function

Numerous research studies are focused on the effectiveness of dietary supplements for cognitive function. Two lesser-known supplements have been shown to support neurons and synapses in areas of the brain tied to memory, cognition and executive function.

Bacopa Monnieri is a nootropic herb used in traditional Indian Medicine, and magensium threonate is a form or magnesium that effectively crosses the blood brain barrier. Both are supported by numerous animal and human studies as memory enhancers, whether managing a neurodegenerative disease or to help fend off age-related decline.

Lifestyle, Metabolic Enhancements for Parkinson’s

Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Izor elaborates on the positive outcome of lifestyle and metabolic enhancement for Parkinson’s disease. Metabolic enhancements for neurodegenerative disorders, also known as MEND, is a medical protocol designed to combat age-related decline and lessen disability. The MEND approach incorporates optimizing overall lifestyle and nutrition, stress reduction, sleep, hormone levels and a variety of other factors.

This video is the first of a series on metabolic enhancement for Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions by Neurology Solutions.

8 Ways to Achieve Healthier Sleep

Poor sleep is an issue that affects all kinds of people; however, patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often complain of sleeping problems that are caused by the disease itself or by medicines used to treat or help the person with their PD symptoms. Well before motor symptoms have begun, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia and nightmares could be early signs of PD.

Sleep is important in regulating your metabolism and promoting brain health. Researchers found that for women not enough sleep can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and more stress. Here are tips to achieve healthier sleep.

10 tips for fall prevention

6 Tips for At-Home Fall Prevention

Thousands of elderly Americans fall in their homes each year, often due to factors that can be modified for fall prevention in advance. As people age, muscle degeneration occurs, which weakens both strength and balance. Chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis can cause balance disorders, cognitive impairment and weakness in the extremities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospitalization in people 65 and older. Read on for 6 Tips for at home Fall Prevention.

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