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Volunteer, family helped research disease

Thursday May 27, 2010

This formidable opponent has left my movements slow and clumsy. But I am determined to fight back. I watch my family and friends watching me as I tread cautiously down stairs holding tightly onto the banister. They walk in front of me in case I should fall, concern evident in their furtive backward glances.

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Wireless patients

Thursday May 27, 2010

A wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) could allow healthcare workers to assess a patient's health and the development of their disease without hindering their movements. Details of the system are reported in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.

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Neurostimulation device could help stroke, Parkinson’s sufferers swallow

Thursday May 27, 2010

Researchers behind a potential spin-off from Case Western Reserve University should know in about six months how they will develop their neurostimulation technology that helps people swallow.

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Parkinson’s Disease: A Learning Disorder?

Thursday May 27, 2010

Occasionally, drugs produce beneficial mysteries - effects that are useful to physicians despite being largely unexplained. Levodopa (L-dopa), the most commonly-used treatment for the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, is meant to replace dopamine, the neurotransmitter lost as the disease progresses to its most severe stages.

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Caffeine May Counteract Cognitive Decline

Thursday May 27, 2010

Drinking coffee could help to prevent the neural degeneration associated with brain disorders and aging, scientists say.

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Parkinson's sufferer shares his story of hope in new book

Thursday May 27, 2010

RICHARD WENMOUTH could not be more different to your stereotypical Parkinson’s patient.

Which is precisely why the Coventry primary school teacher decided to write a book about his experiences.

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Who Do I Listen To? My Doctor or the Ice Cream?

Thursday May 27, 2010

The first thing you should know about me is that I have Parkinson's disease. I've had it for more than ten years now. It affects my walking, my talking, my sleeping, my swallowing, and a variety of other things that you do every second of every day without even thinking about it. This condition is something I will likely reference in almost everything I write.

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Moweaqua women participates in Parkinson's quilt project for World Congress

Thursday May 20, 2010

A stitch in time, so the old proverb goes, saves nine.
But maybe it can save a lot more than that. Especially if you are busy sewing away on a panel for a giant quilt that you probably never will get to touch when completed but hope, nonetheless, that it will touch the lives of countless others.

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Rivastigmine Linked to Improvement in Parkinson's Disease Dementia and Cognitive Skills

Thursday May 20, 2010

Patients with Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) given oral rivastigmine for 24 weeks showed improvement on all symptom domains of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive (ADAS-cog), including word recall, ability to follow commands, and comprehension of spoken language.

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Parallel brainstem circuit discovery suggests new path in Parkinson's research

Thursday May 20, 2010

Chicago and Montreal researchers studying the lowly lamprey eel have identified an overlooked nervous system pathway running parallel to known brainstem locomotor command circuitry in vertebrates such as birds, fishes and mammals.

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