The FightBack Team Shares Pertinent Articles & Research That Impact The Latest In Care Modalities
The microbiome is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The microbiome is the network of microorganisms, along with viruses and bacteria, that help the body stay healthy. In the PD community, when we talk about the microbiome, we’re referring to the bacteria found in the gut.
Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease: a report from a multidisciplinary symposium on unmet needs and future directions to maintain cognitive health
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their care partners frequently report cognitive decline as one of their greatest concerns. Mild cognitive impairment affects approximately 20-50% of people with PD, and longitudinal studies reveal dementia in up to 80% of PD.
There is currently (April, 2010) no cure for Parkinson’s disease. Therapy focuses on treating the symptoms that undermine the patient’s quality of life. As people have enormously varying symptoms and levels of severity, there is no standard or best treatment that applies to everybody.