Journal article

A Narrative Review of Lifestyle Factors Associated with Parkinson's Disease Risk and Progression

Nupur Nag, George A Jelinek

Neurodegenerative Diseases | KARGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Parkinson's disease is a complex slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder with motor and non-motor symptoms affecting daily living. Despite effective symptomatic treatments, with various degrees of side effects, no disease-modifying therapeutic options presently exist. Symptoms progress, with an accumulating burden, reducing the quality of life and forming the impression that medications are no longer effective. Adopting positive lifestyle behaviours can empower patients, improve the quality of life, alleviate symptoms, and potentially slow disease progression. Lifestyle behaviours including nutrition, cognitive enrichment, physical activity, and stress management have beneficial effect..

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