Keep it ON, a new digital platform that offers advice on nutrition and physical activity to patients with Parkinson’s disease

There are those who believe that their life ends with the diagnosis of parkinsonian. However, this disease does not define the people who suffer from it. For him, Spain He launched keep it lita digital platform that offers nutritional adviceof physical activitycognitive and vocal exercises to keep people with Parkinson’s active.

In Spain, the prevalence and incidence of Parkinson’s disease have increased significantly in recent decades and it is estimated that the number of people affected will double in 20 years and triple in 2050.

Advice on nutrition and physical activity

Working in collaboration with the European Parkinson’s Association (EPDA) and with experts in nutritionvoice and cognition, BIAL provides people with Parkinson’s disease with a number of key resources designed with your needs in mind.

BIAL provides people with Parkinson’s disease with a number of key resources tailored to their needs.

In the food industry, you will find advice and interviews with experts (nutritionists, speech therapists, cooks…), food recipes for people with Parkinson’s disease and special recipes for constipation or dysphagia problems. In the physical activity the routines are included in the videos of special exercises, coordinated and presented by specialists and even dance exercises. They can also be found cognitive exercises and cognitive stimulation games for Parkinson’s disease and activities to improve memory, agility and language; and, guided by a specialist speech therapistvocal exercises, music lessons, songs, oral challenges and even theatrical performances are offered.

Parkinson’s disease

Currently, according to Spanish Society of Neurologyit is estimated that some 150,000 people in Spain have Parkinson’s disease, and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. It is second most common neurodegenerative diseaseafter an illness Alzheimer’s.

2% of over 65s and 4% of over 85s suffer from Parkinson’s disease in Spain.

The 2% of over 65s there 4% of people over 85 have Parkinson’s disease In Spain; but it is not an exclusive disease of the elderly: 15% of patients are no older than 50 and cases may also be found in which the disease begins in childhood or adolescence. The prevalence and incidence of Parkinson’s disease have increased dramatically in recent decades and it is estimated that the number of people affected will double in 20 years and will triple by 2050.

Sleep disturbances affect up to 90% of patients, especially in the advanced stages of the disease.

Non-motor symptoms such as the Depressionthe constipation, odor nuisance or sleep behavior disturbances could act as early markers of disease if neuroprotective drugs are available. Constipation may appear throughout the course of the disease, even 80% of patientsinvoluntary loss of saliva up to 75% and sleep problems affect up to 90% of patients, especially in advanced stages of the disease. In addition, it must be taken into account that the 30-40% of cases patients do not have tremor.

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are medications that relieve symptoms so effectively that taking them can be life changing.

Currently Parkinson’s disease has no remedy, but there are drugs that relieve symptoms so effectively that taking them can change a patient’s life. Through research, additional drugs are being developed to replenish the chemical dopamine in the brainare tested stem cell therapies To see if dying nerve cells in the brain can be replaced, drugs already used for other conditions are being tested to see if they offer any benefit to people with Parkinson’s disease. are also examined gene therapies to see if the genetic causes of the disease can be cured, and natural molecules called growth factors are being studied to see if they slow or reverse the degeneration of nerve cells affected by Parkinson’s disease.

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