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Practice tip: diagnosing tremors

Kresa-Reahl, Kiren, M.D., neurologist, Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease, explains the difference between action tremors and rest tremors and what to look for.

#CuriousBrain Event Twitter Highlights

Read highlights from The Curious Workings of Your Brain, presented by Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Mega, M.D., Ph.D., and Richard Rosenbaum, M.D.

Best practices in Parkinson's disease care

The American Academy of Neurology recommends 10 quality care measures for treating Parkinson’s disease, yet some aspects of care may be overlooked. Here are seven more that every provider who treats the disease should consider. – Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., neurologist

Ask an expert: Are essential tremors related to Parkinson’s disease?

There’s a common misconception that everything that shakes is Parkinson’s disease, but that’s not true. Both essential tremor and Parkinson’s cause hand tremors, but they are two completely different disorders. Having essential tremor does not mean that you have, or will get, Parkinson’s disease.

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Parkinson's disease exercise classes

Links to exercise classes designed for people with Parkinson's disease in the Portland area.

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

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Parkinsons disease: When is deep brain stimulation an option

When medications no longer work, this surgical approach is easing symptoms for many patients with this degenerative disease. – Elise Anderson,M.D., neurologist

Treating motor impairment in Parkinson’s disease

In the past four decades pharmacological progress has been spectacular, so now physicians and patients may choose among multiple options. Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease follows these decision-making guides. – Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., neurologist

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Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson's, while supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon

Parkinson's disease is not a choice, but quality of life is. Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) helps patients and caregivers manage this complex disease with helpful programs and services.

American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international professional association of more than 22,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.

American Parkinson Disease Association

The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to “ease the burden and find a cure” for Parkinson’s disease. Head-quartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.

European Parkinson’s Disease Association

The EPDA aims to ensure the best possible quality of life for people with Parkinson's, their carers and families. This can be achieved by:

  • providing and continually updating medical and caring best practice to all involved in their management;
  • making this information readily available to facilitate dialogue and sharing of successful activities across member organisations;
  • providing targeted educational tools, and acting as a voice for Parkinson’s in Europe with key decision makers.

NINDS: Parkinson's Disease Information Page

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke information page for Parkinson's Disease. Includes information on publications, organizations, news and research literature related to the disease.

National Parkinson Foundation

Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the National Parkinson Foundation has worked to address the unmet needs in Parkinson's care and treatment. In 2010 and beyond, NPF works every day to improve the quality of Parkinson's care through research, education and outreach. We believe by working together, we can improve the quality of care for every person diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Parkinson’s Disease

NINDS page on Parkinson’s Disease includes information about the disease, publications, organizations supporting research, news and clinical trials.