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What kind of house should a Person with Parkinson’s be looking for? – Part 1

September 28, 2015 | Categories for this post are: Volume 7

As Parkinson’s disease advances, the symptoms of slowness of movements and balance problems become more prominent. Many seniors may not find it easy to maintain a large house especially after symptoms of Parkinson’s disease start to progress. It may be wise to think of downsizing to a small house. You should speak a realtor who has good knowledge of Parkinson’s. Not only location, but... Read more

Another Breakthrough in Parkinson’s Vaccine!

September 28, 2015 | Categories for this post are: Volume 7

Prothena, an Irish biotechnology company has recently announced that its vaccine against Parkinson’s has been found to be safe and tolerable. This vaccine was studied in 40 healthy volunteers and was not only found to be safe but also was noted to be associated with lower alpha-synuclein levels, a protein which abnormally accumulates in certain brain cells of individuals with Parkinson’s... Read more

Frozen Shoulder and Parkinson’s:

September 28, 2015 | Categories for this post are: Volume 7

Some individuals may start feeling discomfort and even pain in one of their shoulders before the other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease become increasingly apparent. Decreased arm swing, stiffness and slowness of movement cause a limited range of motions of the shoulder, contributing to frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder may develop before the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This may... Read more

New Drugs for Parkinson’s!

September 28, 2015 | Categories for this post are: Volume 7

The start of the year of 2015 brings forth the addition of two new drugs for Parkinson’s disease.  Last week RytaryTM, an extended release formulation of carbidopa/levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “The duration of the effect of Levodopa/Carbidopa becomes much shorter as Parkinson’s disease advances,... Read more

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