Lately, I’ve been researching and writing about dietary supplements frequently. My research has convinced me that we’re wasting billions of dollars on vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements, since there is so little scientific evidence to support th…Continue Reading
The internet buzzes quietly with new information about a rodent study that may have implications – way down the road – for people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As is most often the case, findings are preliminary, and based only on studies with mice.
Published on May 6, 2012 in the online journal Nature, the study describes a new and apparently successful protein therapy for mice with prion disease. Prions are transmissible pathogens that cause neuro-degenerative diseases in animals… and humans.
Some of the newer antidepressants can help treat depression in people with Parkinson’s without aggravating other disease symptoms, according to a new report published in the April 17 issue of Neurology.
In the study, 115 people with Parkinson’s r…Continue Reading
On May 3, 2011, beloved former Washington Post food critic Phyllis Richman — like me, a Person with Parkinson’s – wrote a piece for her old paper. In that article, she questioned why Michael J. Fox – arguably our country’s most well-known PWP …Continue Reading
I’ve been running across reports about the spice turmeric’s promise for dealing with a variety of ailments. When I saw the list of conditions the spice might help, I decided some research was in order. I already have cancer (prostate), Parkinson’s, and…Continue Reading
In my travels across the internet searching for new medical developments, I seem to encounter information about deep brain stimulation (DBS) more and more.
On paper, the DBS procedure doesn’t sound too complicated: doctors implant a “brain pacemak…Continue Reading
When my mom picked up A Daughter’s Long Goodbye: Caring for Mother at the church library, she brought it home and quickly read it cover to cover. Then she suggested that I read it — well actually she instructed me to do so. Caring for Mothe…Continue Reading
Here is an interesting breakdown of baby boomers and their economic/technological positions (courtesy SeniorHomes.net): ++ Click to Enlarge Image ++Image Source: Senior HomesContinue Reading