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Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson's Disease

Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson's Disease

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to restore brain cells damaged by Parkinson's disease and reverse a patient's condition, something no current treatment can do, according to British researchers who conducted potentially...
Posted 03/14/2019
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Parkinson's Gene Therapy Wires New Brain Circuits

Parkinson's Gene Therapy Wires New Brain Circuits

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental gene therapy for Parkinson's disease seems to work by rewiring key areas of the brain, a new study finds.The researchers focused on 15 Parkinson's...
Posted 02/14/2019
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The Differences Between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's

The Differences Between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's

In people with Parkinson's disease -- a motor disorder -- many people will not experience cognitive decline. However, others will go on to develop dementia and will experience cognitive decline. This happens when proteins in the brain build up...
Posted 01/17/2019
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Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Compulsive gambling. Shopping until your money has run out. Eating until you've grown obese. Relentless sexual risk-taking.Medications that restore normal movement...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Alan Alda revealed in July that he's been living with Parkinson's disease for more than three years."The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyParkinsonsTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with Parkinson's disease isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Symptoms Shows Promise

Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Symptoms Shows Promise

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene therapy might help improve motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease who aren't responding to other therapies, an early study has found."This is not...
Posted 11/08/2018
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Scientists Trace Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson's

Scientists Trace Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson's

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Links between brain damage and contact sports continue to emerge, with scientists now tying repetitive head impacts to a condition that can lead to Parkinson's...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak ChopraWe all experience fear....
Posted 09/09/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyParkinsonsTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be...
Posted 08/29/2018
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