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Is marijuana helpful for Parkinson’s?

Friday July 05, 2013

Marijuana is used for medical purposed including beneficial effects on pain, chemotherapy related anorexia and nausea, anxiety and muscle spasm. Its role in brain disease is now being explored.

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What is atypical parkinsonism and how does it differ from PD?

Monday June 24, 2013

Atypical parkinson’s, parkinsonism, and parkinson’s plus are all terms used to describe syndromes that share features similar to Parkinson’s disease but are different conditions.

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Does glutathione help Parkinson’s disease

Thursday June 06, 2013

Glutathione (GTH) is a molecule and potent antioxidant found inglutathione our cells. Glutathione is produced by our bodies and levels decrease with aging, many diseases and Parkinson’s disease.

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What do I need to know about vitamins?

Thursday May 30, 2013

The vitamin and supplement industry is a multibillion dollar business. If you search the internet, browse your pharmacy aisle or read a magazine you will discover many claims about a supplement treating a multitude of symptoms, cure disease, or increase vitality.

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When do I need to see a physical therapist?

Friday May 24, 2013

Chances are you will benefit from a physical therapy (PT) evaluation and treatment if you have movement symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease or other brain condition.

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Can you give any additional information about Othello Syndrome in the context of PD?

Thursday May 16, 2013

Othello syndrome describes a form of psychosis in which one has delusional thoughts about their partner having an affair or similar relationship that does not exist. They may misinterpret ‘clues’ to support this delusion.

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What causes hallucinations?

Sunday April 21, 2013

Hallucinations are a side effect associated with dopaminergic medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms.

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How can I alert medical providers that I have DBS in an emergency? Can mammogram be done?

Saturday April 13, 2013

It is important that your medical provider be aware that you have DBS since there are some procedures that can not be performed if you have DBS.

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Top Ten Tips for Parkinson’s Disease- Tell us yours

Saturday April 06, 2013

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Chances are you know the value of information and support if you are living with Parkinson’s disease.

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How do I best time doses of carbidopa/Ldopa?

Sunday March 17, 2013

The following excerpt is from a question received by NWPF.

We were told by our neurologist that my husband should take carbidopa/Ldopa (Sinemet) every 5 hours and also told to take it with meals. What is the best way to time the dose of this medicine?

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