DECEMBER 2016 Message from PRO President Jo Rosen

December: the end of another amazing year all wrapped up in Holiday celebrations, merriment, good cheer, New Year’s resolutions, and reflections. Many people take stock, and mark the year as one to: remember, forget, celebrate, regret. Each summary is as unique, personal, and individual as we are, but in the end, one year ends, and a new one … [Read more...]

DECEMBER UPDATE ON PARKINSON’S “ROAD TO A CURE” PROJECT

Ram S. Bhatt, CSO, CEO “Our plans are to take our drug to the patients… before starting clinical…” ICBI-Pharma Collaboration   We have a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with a large pharmaceutical company to affirm our efforts and findings in their laboratory. This process was agreed upon prior to their making a possible offer to ICBI. … [Read more...]

PIANO LESSONS: A TRUE STORY

At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Honor. I am a former elementary school music teacher from Des Moines, Iowa. I have always supplemented my income by teaching piano lessons... Something I have done for over 30 years. During those years, I found that children have many levels of musical ability, and even … [Read more...]

NON-DRUG TIPS FOR COPING WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

NON-DRUG TIPS FOR COPING WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS Esther Heerema, MSW published in Very Well One of the more difficult aspects of Parkinson’s dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is that it changes the way an individual thinks and reacts to every-day situations. Whether you’re providing physical care, bringing your loved one to a doctor’s … [Read more...]

THE “GIFT OF HOPE” DONOR PROGRAM

Reprinted by Popular Request Frequently Asked Questions About Donation To The “Gift-Of-Hope”  Donor Program For Parkinson’s Disease 1. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A BRAIN DONATION? Brain donation is a valuable gift. One brain provides a basis for studies by numerous researchers throughout the United States as well as other countries. “Animal … [Read more...]