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Restoring a Classic Dodge Over Six Decades Forges a Lifeline for an Artist With Parkinson's Disease.

Wednesday February 29, 2012

Sculptor, potter, and lifelong classic auto collector and restoration enthusiast, Eduard Alden “Mike” Mikkelsen, has collaborated on a new memoir with his wife, Anne Cutter Mikkelsen. “The Dodge: Guts, Glory, and Living at Full-Throttle” recounts the intertwined life stories of Mike – who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1993, Anne, and the beloved 1941 Dodge convertible he rescued 60 years ago at age 17. Their journey with Parkinson’s and adventures together reveal valuable lessons about coping with physical and emotional losses experienced in PD and other neurodegenerative disease.

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UMDNJ Researcher Working on Blood Test to Detect Parkinson’s

Wednesday February 29, 2012

A simple blood test could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease -- before tell-tale symptoms like tremors develop, according to new research led by a professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Linking restless legs syndrome with Parkinson's disease: clinical, imaging and genetic evidence

Wednesday February 29, 2012

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson's disease (PD) are both common neurological disorders. There has been much debate over whether an etiological link between these two diseases exists and whether they share a common pathophysiology.

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Book review: Colorado "Shaky Paws Grampa" helps kids understand Parkinson's

Wednesday February 29, 2012

Carson and His Shaky Paws Grandpa
by Kirk Hall (Innovo Publishing)

HIGHLANDS RANCH — Carson Hall was 7 years old when he noticed that his grandfather, Kirk Hall , always seemed to be trembling and a little unsteady.

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About Lewy Body disease

Wednesday February 29, 2012

Lewy Body disease — sometimes known as Lewy Body dementia or Lewy Bodies disease — is one of four types of dementia that can develop with Parkinson’s disease, said Dr. Wolcott Holt, a neurologist with Essentia Health.

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Shocks to the brain

Wednesday February 29, 2012

With the touch of a button, Pete Peterson begins to tremble.

His arms move almost rhythmically back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. He can’t control them.

Parkinson’s disease is in control.

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Muhammad Ali Joins 23andMe In Search for Parkinson's Disease Cure

Wednesday February 22, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has Parkinson's disease, has teamed up with 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, in its Parkinson's Disease Research Initiative to enroll 10,000 individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) to participate in research. Individuals in this online community are helping to advance research in Parkinson's by completing online surveys and sharing their genetic data with researchers. 23andMe's Parkinson's Disease Research Initiative also serves as a community for individuals and families affected by the disease to connect with each other.

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“Law and Order: SVU” diagnosed my Parkinson’s

Wednesday February 22, 2012

People always want to know how you got a certain disease. They’re thinking of themselves, of course — the sore throat, the odd bruise on the wrist, that lingering cough. But people are surprised when I tell them how I discovered I had Parkinson’s. I was watching “Law and Order: SVU.”

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Fasting Once A Week ‘Helps Beat Alzheimer's And Parkinson's'

Wednesday February 22, 2012

Starving yourself once or twice a week could help protect the brain against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, claim a group scientists.

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Weight Training Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

Wednesday February 22, 2012

Feb 16, 2012 -- Weight training twice a week may reduce the stiffness, slowness, and tremors often seen in people with Parkinson’s disease, a new study shows.

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