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Myths, Facts, and the Future

Experts discuss key treatment aspects of Parkinson’s disease, specifically, the impact of Levodopa. The discovery of Levodopa remains one of the most remarkable breakthroughs in the treatment of any neurologic disease, yet the early recognition of potential side effects of long-term treatment has had both good and bad effects.

On the positive side, we have embarked on the search for improved therapies and have made enormous progress in developing better modes of Levodopa delivery and more effective treatments of Levodopa related complications. On the negative side, there remain many misconceptions about Levodopa and the most effective treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is often delayed, feared, and inappropriately avoided.
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Parkinson’s disease

Patient Education Reimagined

Welcome to the Panorama Patient Network (PPN). PPN provides a novel approach to patient education. We feature videos of expert clinicians interacting with real patients, lectures and moderated discussions by thought leaders, and infographics related to Parkinson’s disease. All of this is designed to help you improve your understanding of your medical condition and thereby to increase the effectiveness of the communications between you and your doctor.
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Understanding your symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is more than just tremors

Parkinson's disease (PD) is commonly associated with tremors and slowness of movement. But in addition to understanding such motor symptoms, it is important to understand that PD can cause a variety of nonmotor complications, some of which might occur even before the patient is diagnosed.

Our educational videos and additional content are designed to provide you with information explaining the various symptoms associated with PD, including motor and nonmotor symptoms, and ranging from the time of diagnosis to many years later. The Panorama Patient Network, LLC allows you to learn from trusted experts by watching them in their discussions with patients with PD.
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Treatment options

Learn about medications and surgical treatments that help you maintain your quality of life

Though Parkinson's disease (PD) cannot be cured at this time, there exist a wide array of medications that can help you live a close to normal life. The educational videos and additional content produced by the Panorama Patient Network provide you with information explaining treatment options you can discuss with your doctor.

In our videos, you will see experienced physicians explaining medication options, ranging from how to treat a newly diagnosed patient all the way to treating patients who have had PD for many, many years. The videos discuss medications that address motor symptoms (such as tremors and slowness of movement) as well as nonmotor symptoms (including anxiety and depression).
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Patients with More Advanced Symptoms
  • Treatment of Motor Fluctuations
  • Approach to Non Motor Symptoms
  • Treating Advanced Parkinson's
  • What Can I Expect in the Future?
Treating PD – For Providers and Patients Who Want to Hear From Experts
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  • Cognitive Impairment
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Welcome to PPN's Parkinson's disease video library. Whether you're newly diagnosed or have been living with PD for years we know you have questions. Let our expert thought leaders in the field of PD provide you with the answers by selecting from the categories below. Not sure where to start? We suggest you click here to learn more about what your diagnosis means.
Patient Discussion with Expert Physician
Expert Discussion | Levodopa — Myths, Facts, and the Future
Expert Discussion | Neuropsychiatric Effects of Parkinson's Disease
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Michael J. Fox Foundation

MJFF CEO Todd Sherer Named to PharmaVoice’s 100 Most Inspiring People in Life Sciences

More Specialists to Help More People with Parkinson’s: An Update on MJFF’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Preparing for a Weather Emergency with Parkinson’s

Explore the Findings: New Infographic Illustrates the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Parkinson’s

MJFF Announces Six New Funding Programs Now Accepting Applications

Ask the PhD: LRRK2 Research Forges Ahead

The Cooper Family’s Drive to End Parkinson’s: Playing 197 Holes for the Ultimate Hole-In-One

Seven Hours and $51,000 Closer to a Cure, Thanks to Team Fox Member Nick Manis

12 Ways to Fundraise while Social Distancing

News from DC: New Bill on Congress Floor to Ban Paraquat, Herbicide Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Let Your Voice Be Heard this Summer

The New York Times Covers Environmental Factors in Parkinson’s Disease

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World Parkinson Coalition

Aug 10, 2020

Helping People Living with Parkinson's Feel Better Every Day

Jul 30, 2020

Home-Based Exercise Using Telehealth for People with Parkinson’s: An innovative Approach During COVID-19 and Beyond

Jul 27, 2020

The “ExplorARTPD Study”

Jul 20, 2020

Do Antibiotics Cause Parkinson’s Disease?

Jul 13, 2020

Wearable System, Music and Multi-Domain Exercise for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Jul 6, 2020

Registry for the Advancement of DBS for PD Project: How Far Have We Come Since Kyoto?

Jun 22, 2020

New Studies Support a Critical Role for Alpha Synuclein in PD

Jun 15, 2020

Early Career Scientists Adapt to Working Remotely by Taking Science Virtual

Jun 8, 2020

Flow vs. Freeze: The Healing Power of Taiko

Jun 1, 2020

Using Stem Cells to Understand Parkinson's Disease

May 26, 2020

Creating a Virtuous Cycle of PwP Support

May 18, 2020

Nurse-led Research Supports the Establishment of Specialist Parkinson’s Nurse Positions in Australia

May 11, 2020

Are Neuropsychiatric Symptoms an Early Sign of Parkinson’s?

May 4, 2020

Beyond Dopamine: The Role of Glutamate in Parkinson’s Disease

Apr 29, 2020

Parkinson’s disease: Three Steps to Maintaining Intimacy During the Coronavirus - Part III

Apr 27, 2020

Shed Light on Dopamine D2 Receptors and Dyskinesia

Apr 22, 2020

Parkinson’s Disease: Three Steps to Maintaining Intimacy During the Coronavirus - Part II

Apr 20, 2020

Keep Calm and Research On

Apr 15, 2020

Parkinson’s Disease: Three Steps to Maintaining Intimacy During the Coronavirus - Part I

Apr 13, 2020

The Ultimate Goal: Finding an Etiologically Relevant, Disease-Modifying Therapy for Parkinson´s Disease

Apr 6, 2020

Thinking Outside the Box: Beyond the Conventional Effects of Alpha-Synuclein

Mar 30, 2020

The Promise of New Technologies in Research

Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19, Anxiety, and Parkinson's: Staying Healthy in These Unusual Times

Mar 16, 2020

Onsens and Other Kyoto Musings

Mar 2, 2020

Can we use drugs that Modulate the Renin-Angiotensin system to treat Parkinson's disease?

Feb 10, 2020

Going against the Grain

Feb 3, 2020

Why dyskinesias are a research priority in PD

Jan 27, 2020

To tell or not to tell… Talking to children and grandchildren about Parkinson’s disease

Jan 21, 2020

Palliative (And End of Life) Care

Jan 13, 2020

Parkinson's disease in the Asia-Pacific region

Jun 4, 2019

Eating Out in Kyoto

Dec 17, 2018

"It's Showtime!"

Nov 26, 2018

A Cup of Coffee

Nov 19, 2018

What WPC means to me - the patient’s view

Nov 13, 2018

The Difference Between Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

Oct 23, 2018

Sing to the Choir

Oct 8, 2018

Patient-Centered Care: A Paradigm Whose Time Has Come

Oct 1, 2018

Bridging the Gap: Insights & Strategies from Doctors who are Patients

Sep 21, 2018

Alpha-Synuclein Biomarker Development for PD Research

Sep 13, 2018

Teamwork and Collaboration - World Parkinson Congress' Impact and Influence

Aug 30, 2018

Creating Community

Aug 20, 2018

Procrastinator or Planner? At the Crossroads

Aug 15, 2018

Why I Am Excited and Optimistic About the Prospects of Finding Neuroprotective Therapies in Parkinson's Disease

Aug 13, 2018

Etiquette in Clinical Research: Some Do's and Don'ts When You Sign Up

Aug 6, 2018

Parkinson's Research - Are We Standing Still or Making Progress?

Jul 30, 2018

Why Does It Take So Long?

Jul 24, 2018

Anyone Can Improve Their Balance

Jul 16, 2018

Bacteria and Parkinson's Disease

Jul 9, 2018

Hope and the Top of the Pyramid

Jul 3, 2018

Finding the Keys to Living Well with Parkinson's

Jun 25, 2018

Fear is a Four-Letter Word

Jun 18, 2018

Why Have We Failed In Our Attempts To Develop A Neuroprotective Therapy For Parkinson's? How Can We Improve This Situation?

Jun 11, 2018

Swallow Problems May Start Early

Jun 4, 2018

Travel: A Nightmare or Sweet Dream

May 29, 2018


May 21, 2018

Planet Patient vs Planet Researcher

May 14, 2018

When PD Starts: Can We Diagnose Parkinson Disease Before The Onset Of Motor Symptoms?

May 7, 2018

"Good Days and Bad Days" with Parkinson's Disease

May 1, 2018

Vision Disorders in Parkinson's Disease and Clinical Implications

by Dan Gold DO & Andrew Billnitzer MD, MPH
Apr 21, 2018

Physio, Exercise and The Joys of Dual Tasking

by Sue Lord, PhD
Apr 13, 2018

The Puzzling Features of Fatigue

by Joseph H. Friedman, MD
Apr 5, 2018

What is the Report Card on Symptomatic, Cure-Based and Disease Modifying Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease?

by Michael Okun, MD
Mar 23, 2018

The Global Community of Parkinson's

by Sharon Krischer
Mar 16, 2018

The Future of iPS Cell Transplantation in Parkinson’s Disease

by Ryuji Kaji MD, PhD
Mar 13, 2018

Gratitude and the Rear View Mirror

by Suzette Shahmoon, PhD Candidate
Mar 2, 2018

Accelerating PD Research by Going Back to Basics

by Marion Delenclos, PhD
Feb 28, 2018

Dealing with Diagnosis

by Joe Lacy
Feb 26, 2018

Yoga and Parkinson's Disease

by Indu Subramanian, MD
Feb 21, 2018

Could Dogs be the Portal to Early Detection & Prevention?

by Laurie K. Mischley, ND PhD MPH
Feb 12, 2018

Balancing Safety and Urgency

by Soania Mathur, MD
Feb 7, 2018

To Know, Or Not To Know

by Benjamin Stecher
Feb 2, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about the Cognitive and Behavior Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation

by Alexander I. Tröster, PhD
Jan 31, 2018

Re-purposing Old Drugs for New Treatments for Parkinson's Disease: Can an Asthma Drug Slow Progression of PD

by John G. Nutt, MD
Jan 22, 2018

Parkinson's disease, Precision Medicine, and LRRK2

by Matthew Farrer, PhD
Jan 17, 2018

Palliative Care Is About Living As Well As Possible For As Long As Possible

by Benzi Kluger MD, MS
Jan 8, 2018

The Emotional Side Effects of Cognitive Change

by Elaine Book, MSW, RSW
Jan 3, 2018

Planning For Prevention. It Is Time.

by Michael Schwarzschild, MD PhD
Dec 27, 2017

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!

by Elisabeth Ildal
Dec 19, 2017

Patient Advocates Respond to the PD Pandemic

by Sara Riggare MSc, PhD candidate & Jonathan A. Stamford BSc, PhD, DSc
Dec 19, 2017

How I Live Well With Parkinson's

by Garry Ballenger
Dec 14, 2017

Look, Listen and Learn: The Importance of Patients(ce)

by Daniel Weintraub, MD
Dec 11, 2017

You May Have The Upper Hand For Now, But You Will Not Win

by Malin Parmar, PhD
Dec 4, 2017

Parkinson’s Disease and Music: Bringing Together Community with a Therapy for All

by Matthew Brodsky, MD
Nov 29, 2017

Investing in Yourself

by Allison Smith, MA, LMFT
Nov 27, 2017

Why We Are Excited About MRI of Neuromelanin to Predict Parkinson's

by David Sulzer, PhD & Luigi Zecca MD, PhD
Nov 20, 2017

The Power of Addition

by Dave Iverson
Nov 13, 2017

The State of Nursing Education on Parkinson's Disease

by Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, RN, CRNP
Nov 6, 2017

Where Are You?

by Omotola Thomas, MSc
Nov 2, 2017

How Parkinson's May Make Swallowing Difficult

by Hanneke Kalf, PhD, SLP-CCC
Oct 23, 2017

The Risk of Over Giving

by Julie Carter RN, MN, ANP
Oct 16, 2017

Medical Community Stuck on Therapeutic Strategies That are Counter to Scientific Evidence

by Oscar S. Gershanik, MD
Oct 11, 2017

The Role of Genetics in Personalized Medicine for Parkinson's Disease

by Nir Giladi, MD
Oct 2, 2017

Raising Awareness of PD Shame and Embarrassment

by Julio F. Angulo, PhD
Sep 25, 2017

The FDA and Oversight of Stem Cells: Implications for Parkinson’s Disease

by Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD and Patrik Brundin MD, PhD
Sep 19, 2017

Advice For Those With A Curiosity To Find A Cure For The Shaking Palsy

by A.J. Lees MD, FRCP, FMedSci
Sep 18, 2017

Serendipity, Benevolence, Acorns And Oaks: Enabling Improved Care Of PwP In Sub-Saharan Africa

by Njideka U. Okubadejo, MBChB, FMCP
Sep 11, 2017

Advocacy at Altitude

by Andy McDowell
Sep 4, 2017

Personal Intimacy and Sexuality in Parkinson's Disease

by Gila Bronner, MPH, MSW
Aug 7, 2017

Optimism from a Realist

by Kalpana Merchant, PhD
Jul 31, 2017

Waiting and Hoping

by Jon Palfreman, PhD
Jul 24, 2017

LRRK2: It’s Not All About The Neurons

by Darcie A. Cook and Malú G. Tansey, PhD
Jul 20, 2017

Reducing Stress through Communication

by Peter Fletcher, MB ChB FRCP MSc
Jul 17, 2017

To Predict and Prevent

by Matthew Farrer, PhD
Jul 10, 2017

Developing disease-modifying therapies in Parkinson’s Disease: The buzz about LRRK2 kinase inhibitors

by Andrew B. West, PhD
Jun 26, 2017

Bringing down the barriers: The Latin American Research consortium on the Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease (LARGE-PD)

by Ignacio F. Mata, PhD
Jun 19, 2017

Tom Isaacs - ROCK STAR

by Jon Stamford, BSc PhD DSc
Jun 16, 2017

Towards an Understanding of the Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's

by Javier Castro-Hernández, MD & David Finkelstein, PhD
Jun 12, 2017

Get Out and Keep Going

by Linda Olsen, MD
Jun 2, 2017

Personalised Medicine and Parkinson's Disease: From Genes to Personality

by Nataliya Titova, MD, PhD & K. Ray Chaudhuri, MD, FRCP, DSc
Jun 1, 2017

Our Favorite Memories of Tom Isaacs

by the WPC Staff
May 29, 2017

The Flu and You: How Viruses Influence the Risk of Parkinson's

by Richard Smeyne, PhD
May 22, 2017

HOW and WHEN can we truly create a Global Parkinson’s Community?

by Maria Barretto, PhD
May 15, 2017

“Tip-of-the-Iceberg” Opportunities in Parkinson’s Disease

by Madelyn C. Houser & Malú G. Tansey, PhD
May 8, 2017

The US Parkinson’s Community: A Personal Assessment of the Impact of Two Decades of Change

by Robin Anthony Elliott
May 1, 2017

Breakthrough on the Horizon

by Ted Dawson, MD, PhD
Apr 24, 2017

Sweeter may be Bitter for Parkinson's Disease

by Tiago Fleming Outiero, PhD
Apr 17, 2017

How the WPC moved the Parkinson's World Forward

by Tom Isaacs
Apr 10, 2017

Taking the First Pill

by Rebecca Miller, PhD
Apr 4, 2017

The Trials and Tribulation of Cell Transplants for Parkinson's Disease!

by Roger Barker PhD, MRCP
Apr 1, 2017

Launching the WPC blog

by Stanley Fahn, MD, WPC Founder & President Emeritus
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