Driving with Parkinson’s Disease

    The Michael Fox Organization published an article written by Dr. Rachel Dolhun on driving and Parkinson’s disease. Obviously, a person with advanced Parkinson’s disease can no longer drive, but when should one stop who has not yet reached an advanced state? Dr.Dolhun points out that driving is not just a way to get…

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Study Estimates that One in Two Woman and One in Three Men will Get Dementia, Stroke or Parkinsonism

Neurological diseases like strokes, dementia and Parkinson’s are leading causes of disability, death and enormous financial expenses among seniors and their families. The global cost for dementia, stroke and Parkinson’s disease is expected to rise significantly over the next few years. The Rotterdam Study A large population based Dutch study published October, 2018 in the…

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Higher Levels of LDL and Total Cholesterol may Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

It is a well-known fact that high blood levels of cholesterol are associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) which leads to heart attacks and strokes. However, the role of cholesterol in the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease has not been fully established. A recent Israeli population-based cohort study published…

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A Simple Non-invasive Tool for Early Detection of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative movement disorder that is not easy to diagnose. A neurologist makes the diagnosis based on medical history, a physical and neurological exam and an analysis of signs and symptoms. Unfortunately, by the time there are definite signs and symptoms, extensive brain damage has already taken place. A way of diagnosing…

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Your Mattress and your Health

Incomplete Sleep As humans, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping. How well we sleep affects our waking hours. If we toss and turn all night, we may wake up with sore muscles and a backache. We will have little energy during the day, will doze off unexpectedly and will possibly suffer from irritability…

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All about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is the Second most Common Neurodegenerative Disease Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and the most common movement disorder. It is estimated that about a million Americans are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and about 10 million suffer from it worldwide. It is listed as a chronic disease with no…

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Eating Fish may Prevent Parkinson’s Disease

Benefits of Eating Fish More and more studies are showing the benefit of eating fish to reduce getting strokes and heart attacks and for brain health. Now a new study by researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology shows eating fish can also help prevent Parkinson’s disease which is the second most common neurodegenerative disease…

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The Hidden Dementia – Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH)

iNPH can be Treated or Reversed There is a form of dementia that can resemble Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, but while Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are largely incurable, this particular dementia called idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) can be treated or even reversed. However, there are also cases that are a mixture of Parkinson’s or…

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Unintentional Falls and Seniors

Falls are among the Main Causes of Injury and Death to Seniors Unintentional falls are one of the main causes that lead to death and serious injuries of seniors over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four seniors fall every year, but less…

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