Understanding Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often thought of as an “old person’s disease,” but up to 10% of all cases are diagnosed in patients who are age 50 or younger. When actor Michael J. Fox revealed he had been diagnosed at age 29, he had been battling Parkinson’s for seven years, and he became the face of what is referred to as young-onset Parkinson’s disease or (YOPD). Diagnosing YOPD Because most people Read more »
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May 06, 2018
Are you just  forgetful, or could it be something more?

Are you just forgetful, or could it be something more?

Whether you are caring for an aging spouse, parent or friend, or if you are wondering about whether you, yourself, are starting to lose a step when it comes to memory, the most difficult thing to grapple with is how to know what behavior is a part of normal aging and what could signal cognitive decline that warrants evaluation. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive Read more »
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May 06, 2018
Autism & the GI Factor

Autism & the GI Factor

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are among the most common medical conditions associated with autism, according to the autism advocacy organization Autism Speaks. The problems range from chronic constipation or diarrhea to irritable and inflammatory bowel syndromes and acid reflux. While these conditions can occur at any age, they have been studied most frequently in young children with autism. The CDC recently found that children with autism are more than 3.5 times more Read more »
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May 06, 2018
Diet & Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Diet & Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Despite the fact that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older, many of us are not aware (or choose to ignore) that we could be at risk. After all, it’s an “age-related,” thing so that can’t mean us! Unfortunately, we may be at risk and once the process of degeneration has begun there is no cure. Here’s what you should Read more »
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May 06, 2018
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