Parkinson’s Disease

Coffee – Not the Parkinson’s Panacea Anymore…
Bruce

Coffee – Not the Parkinson’s Panacea Anymore…

In many of my earlier Parking Suns posts (e.g., click!) I reported on research that lauded coffee as a means of slowing Parkinson’s progression.  For example, the University of Maryland website states that “coffee and caffeine may lower the risk and progression of Parkinson’s.” However, a recent article in Medical News Today summarizes new research from Canada …

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More Resources for Seniors with Special Needs
Bruce

More Resources for Seniors with Special Needs

Natalie Kelly and her colleagues at Forever Curious have sent me additional important links for senior citizens, especially senior citizens with special needs like Parkinson’s disease.  I’ll paste the links below, then add them to my Resources page in the Links drop-down menu at the top of this screen. Thank you, Natalie! Legal Resources and …

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Update on Human Stem Cells & Parkinson’s
Bruce

Update on Human Stem Cells & Parkinson’s

Two weeks ago I posted the news that a Japanese research team seems to have cured Parkinson’s disease in monkeys by implanting human stem cells in their brains.  The stem cells came from adult humans, some of whom had PD and others who did not.  Their cells were configured to produce dopamine in the monkeys’ brains. …

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Human Stem Cells Seem to Cure Parkinson’s in Monkeys
Bruce

Human Stem Cells Seem to Cure Parkinson’s in Monkeys

According to an article in Scientific American, researchers in Japan have successfully used human stem cells to fight Parkinson’s disease in monkeys.  The stem cells came not from human embryos, but from adults, some of whom had PD and some not.  The scientists jiggered the cells so that they started producing dopamine in the monkey’s brains, …

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Swimming Lake George – 2017
Bruce

Swimming Lake George – 2017

This past weekend I swam a 2.5 kilometer (1.5 mile) open water race in Lake George, New York, to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  Before we get to the photos, please click here to support me! Click! And now, on with the story! Wake up, Parky 1, 2 and …

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Swimming the Hudson River
Bruce

Swimming the Hudson River

Today, with the support of Parky 1, Parky 2 and Parky 3, I swam across the Hudson River from the city of Newburgh to the town of Beacon.  Newburgh and Beacon are not quite halfway up the Hudson River if you’re traveling from New York City to Albany, the state capital.  The river is a …

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What Position Do You Sleep In? It Matters!
Bruce

What Position Do You Sleep In? It Matters!

What position do you sleep in?  Apparently, it makes a difference. If you scroll to the bottom of this HuffPost article about sleep, you should see a video titled, “How the Position You Sleep In Affects Your Night.”  It reviews good and bad positions for sleeping.  The worst is probably sleeping on your stomach, because …

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Review: “How Not to Die from Parkinson’s Disease”
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Review: “How Not to Die from Parkinson’s Disease”

At the World Parkinson Congress last September, I walked in on the tail-end of an academic session that dealt with nutrition.  The speaker ended with a strong pitch that we all read – and follow – Dr. Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die, the first half of which contains a chapter titled “How Not …

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