Monthly Archives: October 2016

Movement and Dance Classes

PD Movement Classes: Are you getting the exercise you need? These might help! • Walnut Creek o Parkinson Movement Classes at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek: § Mondays: 9:30 – 11:00. PD Boot Camp. A variety … Continue reading

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Caffeine and Parkinson’s Disease

How caffeine could help slow Parkinson’s disease Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Monday 3 October 2016  A number of studies have suggested caffeine has the potential to slow Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers have built on these findings, creating caffeine-based compounds that could … Continue reading

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Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease

RonnieGram: This article is from ScienceDaily. Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease Date: May 30, 2016 Source: European Academy of Neurology Summary: Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are … Continue reading

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The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain

RonnieGram: Robin Williams did not have Parkinson’s disease. He had Lewy body disease. This heartbreaking article is directed to clinicians. But the missed diagnosis and the pathos of his widow Susan’s story can resonate with many of us. Mrs. Susan … Continue reading

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One Person’s Journey- Vitamin B-12 for Peripheral Neuropathy?

RonnieGram: Peripheral neuropathy is disorder of nerve(s) apart from the brain and spinal cord. Patients with peripheral neuropathy may have tingling, numbness, unusual sensations, weakness, or burning pain in the affected area. Oftentimes, the symptoms are symmetrical and involve both … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s and Your Gut

RonnieGram- this was found in ScienceDaily Parkinson’s disease protection may begin in the gut Date: October 5, 2016 Source: University of Iowa Summary: Your gut may play a pivotal role in preventing the onset of Parkinson’s disease. And the reason may … Continue reading

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Peripheral Neuropathy insights

RonnieGram: Written by John Schiappi Peripheral Neuropathy: An Overlooked Adverse Effect of Long-Term Use of Carbidopa-Levodopa for Parkinson’s “Did we miss something? Is it conceivable that for 40 years we have overlooked an insidious long-term levodopa treatment adverse effect, such … Continue reading

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Focused Ultrasound starting Clinical Trials

RonnieGram: This surgery is just beginning Clinical trials. Hopefully it will be successful and gain FDA approval, possibly be a future alternative to deep brain stimulation. Unfortunately, even with the best of luck it will probably a long time before … Continue reading

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DBS – A Complete No Brainer

RonnieGram: This is a blog about one man’s DBS experience in the UK. DBS – A Complete No Brainer Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease – Before and After So, what’s it all about? Hello there, and thanks for … Continue reading

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