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...]

INTRODUCTION TO CONSERVATORSHIPS

An article by attorney William R. Remery So, you want to get a Reverse Mortgage to help with caregiving costs and your spouse, who is also on title to the property, has dementia. OR, you want to sell the house to downsize and reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Same problem: your spouse is on title but is not competent to sign the sale documents. OR, … [Read more...]

VITAMINS AND MINERALS

Excerpts taken from WebMD So when your doctor, or someone else's says “Well, that’s Parkinson’s” do you just accept that as being so, or do you start thinking, I wonder what my vitamin and mineral levels look like. What if I’m deficient? Check this: VITAMIN A – One type comes from animal sources of food. It helps you see at night, make red … [Read more...]

IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS FOLLOW DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION OF THE SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE CLINICAL ASPECTS

  Polyvios Demetriades,1 Hugh Rickards,1 and Andrea Eugenio Cavanna1,2,3 1University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham B152TT, UK 2Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Barberry Building, 25 Vincent Drive, Birmingham B152FG, UK 3Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, … [Read more...]

WHAT IS MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY? A PARKINSON(ISM)

  National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms that affect both the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary action such as blood pressure or digestion) and movement. … [Read more...]