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  • Dementia is Not a Normal Part of Aging
    Here are some of the highlights I unearthed from listening to Episode Three of Dr Hyman’s Broken Brain series. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. Ways to heal heavy metal toxicity. Great information about Ketogenic diets. How Dementia creeps up on you over time. I must report, I have ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsRecovery.comPublished on 2018-01-19By manabunnow4zph
  • Kimerly Coshow Finds Her True Calling by Dreaming Big
    Written by Kimerly Coshow, PhD (pictured far right) for the Davis Phinney Foundation Dream Big seriesGo confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau What does “dreaming big” mean to you? When I was young my mom always used to ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2018-01-19By Melani Dizon
  • Parkinson’s Foundation Enrolls 10,000th Patient in Largest Clinical Trial of the Disease Ever
    The Parkinson’s Foundation has enrolled the 10,000th patient in the largest clinical trial of the disease yet to be conducted. Among the critical discoveries so far, the research has shown that regular visits to neurologists, more exercise, and more attention to mental health could help improve patients’ wellbeing. The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project is ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-19By Carolina Henriques
  • 18 Tips for Getting Dressed With Parkinson’s Disease
    Parkinson’s disease can affect a person’s ability to do everyday tasks and chores, making even the easiest things complex and frustrating. Getting dressed requires both fine and gross motor skills which may pose difficulties to those living with Parkinson’s disease, but there are ways to make getting dressed easier, according to ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-18By Wendy Henderson
  • 10 Complications of Parkinson’s Disease
    As well as the symptoms usually associated with Parkinson’s disease like rigidity and tremors, those living with the condition may also experience other complications. According to the Mayo Clinic, these complications may include: Cognitive Problems Cognitive problems tend to occur in the later stages of the disease, where thinking and reasoning may become impaired. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-18By Wendy Henderson
  • Kevin Schmid on Why “Every Victory Counts”
    Written by Kevin Schmid for the Davis Phinney Foundation Dream Big series How did your dreams, personal goals change after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s? When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s on January 8, 2014 at the age of 54, it felt like all the hopes and dreams I had flew ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2018-01-18By Melani Dizon
  • Mitochondria Defects in Brains of Parkinson’s Patients Might Play Protective Role
    Defects in mitochondria, the cell’s microscopic powerhouses, might actually protect Parkinson’s disease patients, a Norwegian study suggests. The findings show that, contrary to all current theories, deficiencies in complex I — a key component of mitochondria — exist randomly throughout the brains of Parkinson’s patients, not only in affected regions. In ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-18By Alice Melão
  • The Importance of Oral Health in Parkinson’s Disease
    Oral health is essential for everyone, but people living with Parkinson’s disease need to pay particular attention to their mouth, teeth and gums to limit any problems. MORE: Three causes of psychosis in Parkinson’s disease According to the National Parkinsons Foundation, Parkinson’s disease can affect oral health in a number of ways. ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-18By Wendy Henderson
  • European Union announces new programme to improve Parkinson’s diagnosis
    The European Union has announced the launch of the Magnetic Diagnostic Assay for Neurodegenerative Diseases (MADIA) – a project with the ultimate goal of improving diagnosis for those living with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The project, which is in partnership with a range of international universities and institutions, will focus on the ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2018-01-17By admin
  • Paul Delgado Gladiator of the Year Award: Nominate Your Fellow Gladiator!
    PD Gladiators is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Paul Delgado Gladiator of the Year Award. The tribute will be granted annually to a person living with Parkinson’s disease who has combated PD with hard work, dedication and perseverance–traits exhibited by Paul Delgado, the recently-retired founder of the Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation-PD ... read more
    Source: PD GladiatorsPublished on 2018-01-17By Larry Kahn
  • World Parkinson Congress 2019 Bloggers: Natasha McCarthy
    In the first in our series profiling the bloggers supporting the World Parkinson Congress 2019, we talk to Natasha McCarthy, who writes A Broken Body’s Journey, about navigating life with young-onset Parkinson’s disease, while raising a young family on a small island in Canada Do you have a particular audience ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2018-01-17By admin
  • Jillian Carson Dreams Big By Serving People with Parkinson’s
    Written by Jillian Carson for the Davis Phinney Foundation Dream Big series What does “dreaming big” mean to you? ‘Plan for more than you can do, then do itBite off more than you can chew, then chew itHitch your wagon to a starKeep your seat, and there you are! Go ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2018-01-17By Melani Dizon
  • What Every Parkinson’s Patient Needs to Know About Haloperidol
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mirapex, the “golden” treatment for Parkinson’s disease, and the negative effects it can have. Another example of a treatment that people with Parkinson’s need to be aware of is Haldol (haloperidol), an antipsychotic commonly used in hospital settings to treat confusion. A while ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-17By Sherri Woodbridge
  • Norwegian Parkinson’s Association tackles impulse control disorders in new film
    Norges Parkinsonforbund (the Norwegian Parkinson’s Association) has produced an animated educational film to help increase awareness of impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s patients Impulse control disorders in people with Parkinson’s can be highly complex. According to a recent Norwegian study, about 30% of people with Parkinson’s who took part in ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s Life EUPublished on 2018-01-17By admin
  • 9 Tips for Getting Rest and Sleep With Parkinson’s Disease
    The physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can often prevent those who live with the condition from getting a good night’s sleep and adequate rest. The restorative effects of sleep can improve health and help those with Parkinson’s disease better manage the disease on a daily basis, so ensuring they get enough quality sleep is ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-17By Wendy Henderson
  • Levodopa May Not Be the Best Option for Parkinson’s Treatment, Study by Students Contends
    Levodopa improves Parkinson’s patients’ symptoms by binding with two types of receptors for dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate movement and emotional response. Although it is considered the gold standard in Parkinson’s treatment, a study from Binghamton University students contends that levodopa’s interaction with the dopamine receptor D2 may cause involuntary muscle ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-17By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD
  • Jon Lessin Dreams Bigger Because of Parkinson’s
    Written by Jon Lessin for the Davis Phinney Foundation Dream Big series What does “dreaming big” mean to you? I thought I had dreamt big already.   As a physician, my daily fulfillment came from helping people. I was very proud of my career as a cardiac anesthesiologist.  After my ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2018-01-16By Melani Dizon
  • Parkinson’s May Share a Genetic Link with Crohn’s Disease, Study Finds
    Mutations in the LRRK2 gene, a major genetic factor contributing to Parkinson’s disease, may likely affect the risk for Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, researchers at Mount Sinai in New York discovered. The results suggest a potential genetic link between Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s and common disease mechanisms. The findings ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-16By Patricia Inacio, PhD
  • Karl Robb Found a New Purpose Through Parkinson’s
    Written by Karl Robb for the Davis Phinney Foundation Dream Big series – Photo by Erick Gibson What does “dreaming big” mean to you? Dreams come and go as we age and mature. Some of our dreams are merely passing whims, while others we never forget. When I was seventeen and ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2018-01-15By Melani Dizon
  • Welcome to “Dream Big” Week
    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we at the Davis Phinney Foundation wanted to take this opportunity to honor the values of dreaming big, courage, truth, compassion, dignity and service that were the hallmarks of his life. We asked some of our most influential friends of the Foundation ... read more
    Source: Davis Phinney FoundationPublished on 2018-01-15By Melani Dizon
  • Why You May Want to Consider Massage Therapy
    When you’ve been blessed with the companionship of the Little Monster, as we so familiarly and unaffectionately call Parkinson’s disease, you may get tense and tight at the mere mention of PD. For some with Parkinson’s, perhaps you haven’t experienced much stiffness. Maybe no pain. Maybe lots. Whether you ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-15By Sherri Woodbridge
  • 21 Tips for Washing, Grooming and Going to the Bathroom With Parkinson’s Disease
    As a person’s Parkinson’s disease progresses, simple everyday tasks such as washing, grooming and going to the bathroom can become difficult due to typical Parkinson’s symptoms such as tremors or rigidity. Those living with the disease will be keen to do as much for themselves as possible and retain as much ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-15By Wendy Henderson
  • Axovant’s Parkinson’s Therapy Shows Promise but Alzheimer’s Candidate Falls Short, Phase 2 Trials Show
    An Axovant Sciences therapy for Parkinson’s disease showed signs of effectiveness, but an Alzheimer’s treatment did not, according to separate Phase 2 clinical trials. Nelotanserin, the therapy candidate for Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) associated with hallucinations and for Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), appeared safe as well as displaying signs of effectiveness, according ... read more
    Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-01-15By Catarina Silva
  • Fresh Perspectives on Recovery
    I just saw a short list of speakers who will offer fresh perspectives on recovery that are featured at the Winter of Wellness Summit coming up next week. I have listed below descriptions of a few for you to review. There are so many presenters and topics to choose! I ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsRecovery.comPublished on 2018-01-13By manabunnow4zph
  • Winter of Wellness Summit
    I just learned that several people who have had an enormous impact on my thinking about health and how to reverse Parkinson’s symptoms are presenters during a winter of wellness 5 day summit next week which we can all access for free. Join me to watch the upcoming Summit which ... read more
    Source: ParkinsonsRecovery.comPublished on 2018-01-12By manabunnow4zph
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