THERAPEUTIC PARKINSON’S VACCINE

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FIRST CLINICAL DATA OF THERAPEUTIC PARKINSON’S VACCINE ENCOURAGES CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT NEW YORK & VIENNA, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire Many of the attendees in our support groups this past month asked about the Press Release regarding a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine against Parkinson’s disease. What has been done in this … [Read more...]

HOW MUCH DOES AN IN HOME CAREGIVER COST?

In home care giving advise

by Patty Curtiss, co-owner ElderCaring, a referral agency You start to notice little things when you visit your parents...the kitchen hasn’t been cleaned for days, you aren’t sure if they are taking their medicine, and the scariest...once the stove was still on. Maybe they need some help. Or maybe you already spend a lot of time helping them and … [Read more...]

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER

Stress and caregiving

Maryann Abendroth Ph.D., RN Caring for persons with complex chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease can have a lot of impact on informal caregivers such as family and friends. It is vital for us to support such caregivers in order to reduce the potential of strain and improve their emotional well-being so they can continue their caregiving … [Read more...]

WHAT IS SUNDOWNING, WHAT CAUSES IT AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT THE CAREGIVER?

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By PRO STaff Writer Sundowning is basically a group of symptoms that may come with or without a disease. By itself, it is not a disease; however, it may affect people with Parkinson’s, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body Variant and the like. Sundowning, by its very name, occurs at a specific time of day, generally starting in the late afternoon … [Read more...]

IS SPECIAL TRAINING REQUIRED FOR DENTISTS DIAGNOSING AND TREATING TMJ DISORDERS?

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by Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS, MBA Many patients ask “What kind of training is involved to diagnose TMJ disorders?” The answer is that most dentists should be able to do a basic head and neck exam to determine how big a person can open their mouth and whether or not there are irritated muscles in the head and neck region. What makes the difference … [Read more...]

ONE OF THOSE EUREKA MOMENTS

A Eureka Moment

by Jo Rosen Rose Kennedy said “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” At the Bay City Rodders’ BELMONT CAR SHOW on September 7th, several (Aha or God) moments happened, and one of them I am especially pleased to share is as follows: Bill Patton from Woodstock, Georgia, a person with Parkinson’s, and his wife Meredith stopped by our … [Read more...]

OCTOBER Message from PRO President Jo Rosen

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The opportunity to share, to learn and to reach out to others desperately seeking support and information is what our Parkinson’s Support Groups are all about; a loving community of like-minded people, all interested in Ultimate Quality of Life for everyone in attendance. Our support group schedule is in full swing and attendance is outstanding. At … [Read more...]