Parkinson’s

Birds of prey therapy helps lift spirit of patient with Parkinson’s disease-Term life

It was quiet except for the breeze rolling through the pine trees in George C. McGough Nature Park, but Steve Dittbenner, who has lived with Parkinson’s disease for most of his adult life, was not alone. In his wheelchair, he sat with Shay, a red-shouldered hawk that gripped firmly with her talons to his...

5 Ways to Slow Progression of Parkinson’s Disease (1/5)-Term Life

While there is still no cure for Parkinson’s, there are medications that can help. And you can also take extra measures to slow oxidation. No matter where you are in your Parkinson’s diagnosis, here are five ways to slow further progression. 1. Start Taking Coenzyme Q10 Regularly Begin taking 100 milligrams coenzyme Q10 three times a...

20 Best Things About Having Parkinson’s Disease

Vikki Claflin from the blog, Laugh Lines, is one of the funniest women on the web. Don’t take our word for it–enjoy her take on the unexpected benefits of Parkinson’s disease.  I grew up with five siblings. Three older brothers and two sisters. Needless to say, we were like a veritable pre-school, with one of...

20 Best Things About Having Parkinson’s Disease-Term Life

I grew up with five siblings. Three older brothers and two sisters. Needless to say, we were like a veritable pre-school, with one of the kids being sick pretty much most of the time. All the childhood diseases came and went through our house, along with colds, allergies, flus, and whatever other non-life-threatening virus was...

Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s Dementia Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that causes tremors, muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, and poor balance and mobility. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be devastating for both you and your family. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease,...

Blood test to detect Parkinson’s disease could lead to earlier treatment

Australian researchers hope discovery can be used to diagnose disorder – now done through process of eliminationResearchers have developed the world’s first blood test that can detect the abnormal metabolism of blood cells in people with Parkinson’s disease, which means the blood test could be used to diagnose the disorder. At present the only way...

Everything You Should Know About Parkinson’s Disease Following Muhammad Ali’s Death

Muhammad Ali haspassed away from respiratory problems complicated by advanced Parkinson’s. The beloved heavyweight boxing champ was diagnosed with the crippling incurable disease in 1984. His diagnoses was attributed to taking multiple instances of head trauma sustained during his boxing career. The Associated Presshas put together a detailed Q&A of the disease, it’s causes and...

16 Famous Faces of Parkinson’s Disease-Term Life

Muhammad Ali The boxing champion began showing signs of Parkinson’s disease shortly after retiring from boxing in 1981, and he was diagnosed with the disease in 1984 at the age of 42. Though his doctors are not entirely sure, his Parkinson’s disease may be the result of repeated blows to the head during boxing matches. Michael...

14 Things Most People Don’t Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological disorder characterized mainly by problems with body movements, although other symptoms may also be present. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, and one of the most common movement disorders. It occurs when the brain’s nerve cells (called neurons) degenerate, leading to a shortage of...

8 Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Too Easy to Miss-Term life

This movement disorder is more treatable when caught early, but Parkinson’s symptoms can appear quite differently from one person to another. Talk to your doctor if you’re worried about any of these signs. Changed handwriting ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK If your handwriting starts to go from big and loopy to small and cramped, this could be an early warning sign...

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