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Treatment & Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Annotation:NIH Senior Health - Easy to use site; covers medications, and in related pages surgical treatments and other therapies.

Annotation:National Parkinson Foundation - The sections covers pharmacological and surgical options as well as exercise, complementary therapies and research in progress. It includes videos for some of the subtopics.

Annotation:Parkinson’s Disease Foundation - Discussion of current and potential drug treatments.

Annotation:NIH MedlinePlus Magazine - A brief interview story signaling some of the current areas of research

Annotation:We Move (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders) - A summary of the symptoms of the disease that may be helped by non-pharmacologic treatments including the contributions of physical and occupational therapists.

Annotation:We Move: Worldwide Education and Awareness of Movement Disorders - Lists medicines and conditions that may induce symptoms similar to those of Parkinson’s Disease, and that need to be ruled out for a sure diagnosis.

Annotation:National Institute on Dearness and Other Communication Disorders - Describes the speech problems of PD patients and how one speech-language program can help.

Annotation:National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - Discussion of early research into spinal cord stimulation, which would provide an easier target than the currently approved deep brain stimulation.

Annotation:National Parkinson Foundation - Provides links to discussion of what has been proven beneficial or not among complementary therapies such as antioxidants and herbs.

Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health - An educational video that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness.


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