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  • Vercise™ PC DBS System and Vercise Cartesia™ Directional Lead: Reshaping the future of DBS Therapy - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 29 views
    The four world-leading Deep Brain Stimulation experts Professors Lars Timmermann, MD PHD, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, MD PHD, Jens Volkmann, MD PHD, and Claudio Pollo, MD, explain the benefits of Ver...
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  • How wearable devices can help people with Parkinson’s communicate better with their doctors - DE - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 51 views
    In this short film, we follow Fred, a person with Parkinson’s, and his wife Olive on a visit to their neurologist. Together, they reveal how simple wearable devices – such as the Parkinson’s Kineti...
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  • How wearable devices can help people with Parkinson’s communicate better with their doctors - NL - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 146 views
    In this short film, we follow Fred, a person with Parkinson’s, and his wife Olive on a visit to their neurologist. Together, they reveal how simple wearable devices – such as the Parkinson’s Kineti...
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  • How wearable devices can help people with Parkinson’s communicate better with their doctors - short - Duration: 57 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 48 views
    In this short film, we follow Fred, a person with Parkinson’s, and his wife Olive on a visit to their neurologist. Together, they reveal how simple wearable devices – such as the Parkinson’s Kineti...
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  • How wearable devices can help people with Parkinson’s communicate better with their doctors - FR - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 53 views
    In this short film, we follow Fred, a person with Parkinson’s, and his wife Olive on a visit to their neurologist. Together, they reveal how simple wearable devices – such as the Parkinson’s Kineti...
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  • How wearable devices can help people with Parkinson’s communicate better with their doctors - EN - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 531 views
    In this short film, we follow Fred, a person with Parkinson’s, and his wife Olive on a visit to their neurologist. Together, they reveal how simple wearable devices – such as the Parkinson’s Kineti...
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  • “ME AT MY BEST” – People with Parkinson’s are much more than their disease - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 109 views
    To inspire and empower millions of people living with Parkinson’s, BIAL launched a campaign for World Parkinson’s Day showing that it is possible to live a normal life and successfully perform ever...
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  • The importance of good communication in a Parkinson’s diagnosis - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

    • 2 months ago
    • 268 views
    The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and Parkinson’s UK have produced a film highlighting the importance of good communication when doctors give their patients a Parkinson’s diagnosi...
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  • Ways to get up - Getting up from a bus seat (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 75 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 44 views
    Juana:
    “I sometimes struggle standing up from a seated position when I’m on the bus; I feel like I am glued to the chair. Often the seats themselves are low which makes standing up even harder, and...
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  • Ways to get up - Getting up from a chair (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 27 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 35 views
    Osvaldo:
    “Getting up from a chair is not always easy for people with PD, including my wife. I am her carer and I have noticed that she tends to fall backwards on the chair when she wants to stand u...
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  • Ways to get up - Getting up from the floor after falling (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 79 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 56 views
    Toshiko:
    “If I’m startled by something – like a loud noise - I might freeze and then fall down. Usually I can get up again, quite quickly, without any real problem. But sometimes it takes a little ...
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  • Ways to get up - Getting up from lying on the floor (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 18 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 79 views
    Lucilla:
    “I used to be a professional ballet dancer and I still do my exercises, which can involve lying on the floor. But sometimes as I stand up, I lose my balance and fall over.
    I have learnt a ...
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  • Dancing and Parkinson's - Marching (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 50 views
    Pierre:
    “Some people with Parkinson’s find it very difficult to walk, turn, walk backwards and sit down. It’s so simple for people who are able to move without thinking, but for us with Parkinson’s...
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  • Dancing and Parkinson's - Tango (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 73 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 30 views
    Federico:
    “In Buenos Aires we grew up with Tango – it’s part of our lives, it’s in our blood and we love it! A good Tango dance makes my body looser. I have no problem doing the turns with my danci...
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  • Swallowing - Whistling to reduce drooling - Duration: 48 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 35 views
    Ken
    “I am not aware when I start drooling. Not only is this embarrassing, it’s also dangerous as I can choke on my saliva.
    One day I noticed that whistling makes me swallow and I don't drool as muc...
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  • Swallowing - Bending forward to help swallow (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 28 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 20 views
    Osvaldo:
    “When my wife is having difficulty swallowing, she helps herself by bending forward. The movement of leaning her head between her knees allows her to swallow. But I have been told it is ad...
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  • Posture - Avoid stooping with nording walking (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 40 views
    Bo:
    “As my medication wears off, I start feeling stiff and my steps become smaller. After just a short walk - only 200 meters or so - I begin to stoop, my whole body bends forward and I get a pain ...
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  • Posture - Improving posture when seated (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 49 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 22 views
    Sheila:
    “I’m not particularly tall, so it is unusual to find a chair that is low enough to have my feet flat on the floor. If I go to the cinema, a lecture, or just to a coffee shop, I end up with ...
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  • Posture - Trick to improve posture (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 70 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 39 views
    Ken:
    “I have to pay constant attention to my posture, otherwise I don’t stand up straight. When I start to bend forwards, I tell myself to pull my shoulders back and I bring one arm across my lower...
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  • Posture - The importance of posture for walking (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 13 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 22 views
    Alun:
    “When my medication is not so effective, my posture changes. I slump forward and progressively take shorter and shorter steps. But I’ve found I can control my posture if I consciously think a...
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  • Rigidity - Loosening up to avoid falling (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 35 views
    Lucilla:
    “The effectiveness of my medication fluctuates throughout the day. When I am ‘on’ I can move easily. But when I’m ‘off’ and my medication isn’t working properly, I can stiffen up and my fe...
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  • Rigidity - Exercise to manage stiffness at work (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 50 views
    Tom:
    “I work full-time in an office, and after long periods of sitting at my desk I become stiff, particularly in my right hand. It’s then difficult to use the computer or write and it affects my c...
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  • Rigidity - Climbing stairs to manage stiffness (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 84 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 32 views
    Mary:
    “On the morning of my husband’s 70th birthday, Philip was barely able to walk. He was very upset – he desperately wanted to be on good form for his party that evening. To my surprise he sudde...
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  • Rigidity - Running to reduce stiffness (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 47 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 36 views
    Birger:
    “Most of the time my physiotherapy is very beneficial and my medication is effective. But occasionally I feel stiff and cannot always move as freely as I’d like.
    By chance I discovered that...
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  • Rigidity - Bouncing ball game exercise (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 40 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 54 views
    Margot:
    “Silvie (in green) moves very slowly and her hands shake. Liliane (in orange) has similar problems, but also finds it difficult to do large, broad movements with her arms. I suggested we pl...
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  • Rigidity - Bouncing a ball to reduce stiffness (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 11 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 37 views
    Margot:
    “The more I practiced with the ball, the more it seemed to help me. I discovered that bouncing it was very productive: it gets my arms and hands moving and reduces my over-all body stiffnes...
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  • Rigidity - Juggling to overcome stiffness (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 30 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 26 views
    Margot:
    “I have a problem with freezing, often several times a day. When it happens I become very stiff: I cannot move my arms or hands, and I can only walk very slowly. Usually I don’t have a warn...
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  • Freezing - Unblocking through visualisation (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 68 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 37 views
    Louise:
    “I am a carer and my friend with Parkinson's told me she manages to unblock after freezing by using a mental image of a river. She tells herself firmly, 'I have to go over the river, I have...
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  • Freezing - Dealing with 'sticky' feet (Coping Strategies) - Duration: 64 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 37 views
    Bob:
    “Sometimes when I block, my body becomes stiff, my feet stick to the ground and I lean forward, almost tumbling over. To over-come this, I tell myself to stop, I breathe deeply, and take a ste...
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  • Freezing - Overcoming blocking in front of a doorway (Coping Strategy) - Duration: 17 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 50 views
    Lucilla:
    “When my medication is not particularly effective, my steps get smaller when approaching a doorway. I often freeze and have even been known to fall down.
    My trick is when I see the open do...
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