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...]

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...]

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: “PARKINSON’S ROAD TO THE CURE”

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THE SAN DIEGO BIOTECH COMPANY (SDBC) “…When researchers have solved the quality…of stem cells, the combination of therapies is likely to create the healthiest environments for... neurons.” Making history, the PARKINSON’S ROAD TO THE CURE continues… Stem Cell Therapy for Human Diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s … [Read more...]

MUSIC MENDS MINDS

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By Benjamin Nguyen MusicMendsMinds, Inc. is a new intergenerational senior and student music therapy project in the Los Angeles area that helps improve the health of seniors or People with Parkinson’s (PWPs) and/or Cognitive Dementia while reducing stress on families. The major side effect is creating happy memories across all … [Read more...]

GOOD-BYE AND THANK YOU, ROBIN WILLIAMS

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All of us at PRO extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Robin Williams as they too said Good-bye to an incredibly funny, and obviously much more, gentleman. Our goal at PRO is to ALWAYS shed new light, share breakthrough information and, when necessary, band together as a supportive community in times of tragic news. The news … [Read more...]