Metabolic Enhancements for Parkinson’s, DBS Topics of Talk

Dr. Robert Izor and the Neurology Solutions care team will lead a panel discussion on key topics of interest to the Parkinson’s community, including treatment options and the latest Parkinson’s research breakthroughs, during an upcoming meeting of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society. The Neurology Solutions providers panel will discuss Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS) as well as metabolic enhancements for Parkinson’s disease as a way to slow the progression of neurodegenerative disease process.

Legislation advancing Parkinson’s research before committee

New legislation to create a national data collection system for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders to support better research and services will be discussed during an upcoming meeting of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society. Supported by the Parkinson’s Action Network, the H.R. 292 bill would allow for collection of data such as the geography of diagnoses, variances in gender, disease burden and changes in healthcare practices among patients to be used in a range of research initiatives and in evaluating and planning our nation’s health care needs,

Parkinson’s Patients Battle Sleep Disorders

We all know that adequate sleep plays an important role in our health and ability to function effectively each day. But what you may not know is that sleep problems such as insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and nightmares may be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease (PD), even before motor symptoms have begun (National Sleep Foundation).

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