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The Weekly 08.30.22

Parkinson’s News Updates Seelos Awarded Fox Foundation Grant to Study SLS-004   Parkinson’s News Today   Seelos Therapeutics has been awarded a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to advance the development of its gene therapy candidate SLS-004 in people with Parkinson’s disease. SLS-004 aims to regulate the expression, or levels, of the SNCA gene, which provides instructions to produce alpha-synuclein, a key…

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September Blog

Beating the odds: Ganging up on Parkinson’s Disease My movement disorders specialist was a touch annoyed with me. I can see why. I was balking at following some advice she had given me, advice which was informed by years of experience and training, advice which I was, in fact, paying her to give me. But it wasn’t advice I…

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Pass to Pass Continued

Irene reported in on Pass to Pass Trips 4 and 5 between White and Chinook passes. The llamas favorite part was the chance for a dust bath! The people enjoyed the beautiful weather, spectacular views, wildflower blooms, lakes warm enough to swim in, participating in the teamwork required for rough trails and managing llamas, and many great conversations on…

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The Weekly 08.23.22

Parkinson’s News Updates   Photo by Hamza Bounaim on Unsplash Sleep Problems in Parkinson’s May Be Linked to Certain Medications Parkinson’s News Today Sleep disturbances are common in people with diseases marked by alpha-synuclein buildup, but they are especially problematic among Parkinson’s disease patients on dopaminergic medications, a study suggests.Parkinson’s patients tend to have more arousals during sleep and fewer normal sleep cycles than…

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The Weekly 08.16.2022

Parkinson’s News Updates Photo by Jack Finnigan on Unsplash Patients’ Depression Often Carries Over to Care Partners – Parkinson’s News Today More disability and higher levels of depression in Parkinson’s disease patients predicted an increase in burden and depression of their care partners, such as family and friends, over two years, a study concluded. The findings underscore the need to monitor the burden of…

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The Weekly 08.09.2022

Parkinson’s News Updates Photo by Gabin Vallet Physical Activity Linked to Larger Volume, Increased Health of Brain – Parkinson’s News Today Physical activity may be beneficial to brain health, including for people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, by promoting increases in brain volume, a long-term follow-up study suggests. “Our study results indicate that even small behavioral changes, such as…

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The Weekly 08.02.2022

Parkinson’s News Updates Photo by sk on Unsplash More, Worse Parkinson’s Pain for Women Than Men, Study Reveals Parkinson’s News Today Women with Parkinson’s disease experience more and worse pain than men with the neurodegenerative condition, according to a new study that highlights sex differences in the prevalence and severity of these symptoms. Chronic pain, pain related to motor symptom fluctuations, mouth/face (oro-facial) pain,…

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Laws of Motion

“A body in motion tends to remain in motion. A body at rest tends to remain at rest.” Sir Issac Newton didn’t just describe the laws of motion for all matter larger than sub-atomic particles, he also described one of the principles of living with Parkinson’s Disease. If you move your body, you will tend to keep moving your…

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