MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT JUNE 2018

The phrase “The Lazy Days of Summer” does not fit the Parkinson’s Resource Organization model. As the annual “season” in the Coachella Valley closes, the team at PRO is gearing up for a summer of planning exciting events, making BIG changes. It was one year ago when we planned to launch our new website. With the help of The H.N. & Frances C. … [Read more...]

THE BUTTERFLY: ABOUT STRUGGLES

INSPIRATIONAL A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Until it suddenly stopped making any progress and looked like it was stuck. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and … [Read more...]

CAMPTOCORMIA: THE BENT SPINE SYNDROME – A PARKINSONISM

For many years camptocormia, designating a forced posture with a forward-bent trunk, has been considered as related to psychiatric manifestations. Times have changed, and it is now well-known that somatic factors can produce this chronic abnormal curvature of the lumbar spine in standing position. Since the early wartime literature many … [Read more...]

PARKINSON’S DISEASE & INFECTIONS

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTIs) – Be aware when as a caregiver you notice your charge (PWP) has suddenly become lethargic, cognitively impaired, fatigued and can’t or won’t respond to normal activities of daily living he or she may have a UTI. Get them to their doctor for urinalysis as quickly as possible. More often than not, a PWP does not feel a … [Read more...]

GLUTATHIONE TREATMENTS FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE: IS IT EFFECTIVE ENOUGH?

The loss of Glutathione in the brain of individuals with Parkinson’s occurs years before the onset of motor symptoms. Glutathione has been proposed as a neuroprotective therapy in Parkinson’s for decades, but the therapy has been limited by the lack of oral availability and the invasiveness of intravenous administration. Recently, a Phase I Study … [Read more...]