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Low-dose lithium reduces side effects from most common treatment for Parkinson's disease

Monday July 27, 2015

Low-dose lithium reduced involuntary motor movements - the troubling side effect of the medication most commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) - in a mouse model of the condition that is diagnosed in about 60,000 Americans each year. The third in a series of studies from the Andersen lab involving PD and low-dose lithium, the results add to mounting evidence that low-doses of the psychotropic drug could benefit patients suffering from the incurable, degenerative condition.

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Parkinson's: Diabetes drug may offer clue to treatment

Wednesday July 22, 2015

A type of diabetes drug may offer a glimmer of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease, research in the journal Plos Medicine suggests.

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Summer Travel

Friday July 24, 2015

If your PD loved one has dementia or even just mild cognitive impairment, travel can be stressful. Travel is possible. Here are a few of the ways to make it easier.

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Tina Sawyer Steps Up Fundraising in Seaside

Monday July 20, 2015

I walk because I have something to say. I walk because right now I can. I walk because I want others to understand what PD is and the costs to the community. I walk because it's the right thing to do.

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Advancing Parkinson's through Data: How You Can Help!

Thursday June 11, 2015

We all know that data on Parkinson's disease is sparse at best, but do you know why? During this special presentation, learn the history of data gathering for Parkinson's, current estimates of Parkinson's numbers and why it's so important to have better numbers for research purposes. You'll also find out about a bill going through Congress and what you can do to help it pass.

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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 

Life Lessons
06/19/2015
Life lessons. I find, at times, they are really hard to take in. I have discovered these past couple months that I do not really care to write/blog/share when I feel unsure or confused. But today I woke up with the sense that I needed to do just that. Read More

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