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Taking the weight out of the waiting list - setting up a Home Based Care Pathway for people with Parkinson’s
As I write this, we are in the grip of a pandemic lockdown. My clinic-room appointments have been postponed and home visits have been restricted. Of course, I am concerned for the people on my caseload, most are whom are self-isolating or strictly social distancing.
200 years of Parkinson’s disease
Marking the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the disease, Gavin Gordon looks at James Parkinson’s astute observation and careful description of only six patients which led to one of the earliest and most complete clinical descriptions of Parkinson’s disease.
Half the people in the world with Parkinson’s Disease have probably not been diagnosed…
Richard Walker reports back from the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver, especially what's happening in lower and middle income countries, and the possible beneficial effects of mucuma beans on Parkinson's patients.