Articles & Insights

Care for the caregivers

Many people with Parkinson’s disease ask themselves every single day, “what would I do without my caregiver?” Caregivers come in all shapes and forms, but they all have one thing in common: The work they do is absolutely critical. But it’s not an easy job. Read more >

“Breaking Through the FDA” (Biosphere, 2021)

Innovative medical devices and diagnostics can get to patients and providers sooner under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Breakthrough Device Program. The program provides a special regulatory Breakthrough Device Designation for medical products that have the potential to more effectively treat or diagnose serious or life-threatening conditions. See the full article on page 19 >

Answering some common questions about PhotoPharmics

As a medical device company on the edge of a major breakthrough, we get a lot of questions from people who are curious about our work and mission. We love that so many are interested in our work! We truly believe we have the technology and experience to change the world. Read more >

The importance of good diet and nutrition for people with Parkinson’s

We wanted to take a closer look at the effects of good nutrition on people with Parkinson’s disease. And thankfully for us there was a lot of great information out there. The effects of a good diet on Parkinson’s disease is a subject that has been covered extensively by researchers, scientists and advocacy groups. Read more >

The benefits of being outside for people with Parkinson’s

One of the things we love most about this time of year is that it allows us to start getting outside again into the warm and sunny weather. But are there any benefits to being outside for people with Parkinson’s? Read more >

Survey highlights eagerness for Parkinson’s disease breakthrough discoveries

We at PhotoPharmics are passionate about representing the Parkinson’s community in an effort to raise awareness. In a recent survey, PhotoPharmics discovered a large percentage of people are waiting with great eagerness for breakthroughs that will improve the standard of care for people with Parkinson’s. Read more >

Living with a Parkinson’s diagnosis? People with PD offer advice, words of encouragement

More than a million people every year are living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Over 60,000 are diagnosed every year, and many more are suffering without a formal diagnosis. It’s likely your life or the life of someone you love has been affected by Parkinson’s disease in one way or another. Read more >

People with Parkinson’s share four tips for coping with holiday stress.

The Holiday season can be the most joyful, wonderful time of the year. It can also be complicated, stressful and depressing. This is true for everyone, but people with Parkinson’s disease have an especially unique perspective on this festive time of year. Read more >

Recognizing non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

More than 10 million people around the world have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, including one million in the United States. An average of 60,000 are diagnosed with PD every year, and many more are living with the devastating neurological disease without knowing it. Read more >

People with Parkinson’s discuss ways they cope with their disease

PhotoPharmics recently learned the depth and breadth of ways people with Parkinson’s cope with the devastating disease when they asked a large group of them a simple question: What do you do to take your mind of Parkinson’s disease? Read more >

Survey reveals Parkinson’s disease non-motor symptoms manifest first

Parkinson’s disease is best recognized by its motor symptoms—namely tremor. But it surprised our research team, and it may surprise you as well, to learn that 87 percent of people with Parkinson’s surveyed said they noticed non-motor symptoms first; and 78 percent said they noticed non-motor symptoms even before they were formally diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Read more >