Tag Archives: quality of life

liver disease drug may slow progression of parkinson’s disease

Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience are hopeful that new research (published in Brain) may lead to a group of drugs that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. One of the major hypotheses for brain cell death in Parkinson’s is the malfunctioning of the mitochondria. The drug studied by the researchers at the Sheffield Institute includes compounds targeted to¬†correct the… Read more »

3 things to know about frailty and Parkinson’s: I. Quality of Life

This week I’m going to share some information from my PhD work on frailty and Parkinson’s disease. Frailty is considered highly prevalent in older adults and increases vulnerability to adverse outcomes (falls, disability, hospitalization, and mortality). Popular scientific definitions operationalized frailty as a phenotype or an accumulation of deficits. However, the concurrence of frailty and Parkinson’s is interesting because they… Read more »