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A better model for Parkinson's disease

Monday February 01, 2016

Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson's disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for the disease, which can propel research and drug development.

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Phone app to help spot Parkinson's disease symptoms

Sunday January 31, 2016

Up to 10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson's disease, which causes symptoms such as a shuffling walk and tremor in the hands.

But researchers in the UK hope that a phone app, which records a patient's movement and voice patterns, could help their doctor to monitor their progress more accurately.

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A Well-Tested Testimonial, or Spin for Parkinson's

Friday February 05, 2016

We all have stories. For those of us affected by Parkinson’s disease, the “beginnings” are especially poignant. Of course, the “middles” and “ends” are significant, too! But that first loss, and gain are determined. Indeed, those first sticky words (either the doctor’s or your own) hang onto the sides of memory a bit longer than the rest.

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Safety with Style: House design ideas you can hold on to

Friday January 29, 2016

The entry door opens in. Next, are there ways to prevent falls once inside?

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Parkinson's Disease and Sleep

Wednesday October 14, 2015

Dr. Ramseyer is the Medical Director of Legacy Good Samaritan Sleep Disorders Center. He completed his internship and neurology residency at Oregon Health & Science University. He then completed a fellowhip in sleep medicine and is board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Neurology. 

During this online presentation Dr. Ramseyer discused sleep problems in PD, including excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, and their treatments.

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The Parkinson's PostMore Issues

Parkinson's Post, Winter 2016

Included in this issue:

  • Microsoft VP's diagnosis fuels employee's heartfelt efforts to help others
  • The ED Corner
  • Poetry of Gary Vallat
  • The Whole View of Parkinson's Through a Heart of Mindfulness & Kindness
  • Tribute Gifts
  • An NWPF Announcement
  • Book Review: My Degeneration by Peter Dunlap-Shohl
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Tim Hague's Blog

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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