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A New Attack on Parkinson's Disease

Friday October 02, 2015

Many researchers think that the bad actor in Parkinson’s disease is a simple protein, called alpha-synuclein, gone rogue. The misfolded molecule forms sticky clumps called amyloids that jump from neuron to neuron killing cells.

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Antipsychotics for Parkinson's Psychosis May Be Dangerous

Friday October 02, 2015

A new study from the U.K. finds that antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of death in people with Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP).

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Leading the life of malicious whimsy

Friday October 09, 2015

A friend who underwent successful ​Deep Brain Stimulation surgery told me that now, with major motor problems sidelined, she was free to savor “the finer miseries of Parkinson’s.” Among these finer miseries​, I would include the malicious whimsy th​is​ disease inflicts on sufferers.

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Listen: Unlocking Parkinson's Disease

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Science Friday - In 1985, science journalist Jon Palfreman investigated a group of drug addicts who were struck with Parkinson’s-like symptoms after taking tainted heroin. Thirty years later, Palfreman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In his book Brain Storms, he describes having Parkinson’s as “going on vacation in another country and having to drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road.” Palfreman describes his own journey with the disease and discusses new treatments for Parkinson’s patients.

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Parkinson's

Wednesday August 5, 2015

Our speaker is Dr. Shinto, whose focus is on complementary and alternative medicine and neurologic disorders. She uses natural medicine to help expand treatments that can be used with conventional medicine. Dr. Shinto will be helping participants understand the potential benefits of Tai Chi, acupuncture, supplements and more!


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Parkinson's Post, Spring 2015

In this issue: 

  • Journey Back to the Cockpit: Mike Reed's Story
  • The ED Corner: Join Team Parkinson's
  • World Parkinson Congress: Buddy Program
  • Team Parkinson's: A Walk in the Park
  • Photography of Kelsi Tillou
  • Deep Brain Stimulation: A Neurosurgeon's Perspective
  • Tribute Gifts
  • HOPE Conference 2015 Registration
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Thoughts about Parkinson's from "Amazing Race Canda" winner, Tim Hague, Sr. Hague 0154 

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"What's it feel like to have Parkinson's?"

This was the gist of a conversation I was having recently with a friend whose father also has the disease. I enjoyed the conversation so much that it inspired me to make it my next blog post! Read More

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