IT’S THAT GIFTING TIME OF YEAR

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Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. As the month of December is upon us, many of us get caught up with end of year planning. There are various techniques individuals can engage in that will ultimately serve to either eliminate or reduce their overall estate and gift taxes. Now is the time to address this planning rather than waiting until the eleventh … [Read more...]

Dancing for Those Who Cannot

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Kitty St. Amand, owner of Younger By Tonight Day Spa, is dancing for her favorite charity, Parkinson’s Resource Organization(PRO), at the 2015 Dancing with Our Stars Event. Said to be the best interactive gala in the desert area, the event features couples who dance to raise funds for their charity of choice. In addition to running a beautiful … [Read more...]

DEPRESSION AND THERAPY FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S

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A person doesn’t have to have Parkinson’s to become depressed. From a survey taken in 2005 it indicated that about 6.7 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 and older have depression. Depression affects YOUR entire BODY not only your brain and behavior. Depression has been linked with Parkinson’s disease. Depression is its own health issue. When both … [Read more...]

NOVEMBER UPDATE ON PARKINSON’S “ROAD TO THE CURE”

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THE SAN DIEGO BIOTECH COMPANY (SDBC) “…with adequate resources, persistence and luck, scientists can develop a drug for controlling mutant LRRK2…. controlling the function of mutant LRRK2 will become a reality” Making history, the PARKINSON’S ROAD TO THE CURE continues ….. LRRK2 and the Parkinson’s Connection Parkinson’s disease is a … [Read more...]

RED MARBLES

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Abe Miller was bagging some early potatoes for me. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. Pondering the peas, I couldn’t help … [Read more...]

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?

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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...]