My World of Parkinsonian Delights

Parky Headlines, April 22, 2010!

Culled from the Internets… here’s a glimpse at today’s Parky Headlines!

Researchers at the Nursing Department of Bedfordshire University in England, “explored whether reflexology could improve or sustain the wellbeing of people with Parkinson’s Disease [PD] using the PDQ39 wellbeing tool designed … — Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:12:00 -0700
Left vs. right hemisphere; Cerebellum, basal ganglia. How do diseases (i.e., parkinson’s disease) affect movement? Why does handwriting size change in people with PD? Why do patients with PD experience freezing during movement? … — Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:44:00 -0700
Though he was tempted, Fox’s optimism prevailed and he used the extra attention to educate a wider audience about the ravages of PD and the need for stem cell research. In other words, he turned a major load of lemons into a big fat vat of lemonade. “Let’s face it,” he said in retrospect, “the whole episode, unpleasant though it may have been, was a gift in the same way that I have described Parkinson’s as a gift. You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity … — Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:39:00 -0700
Carr said he has started researching to determine if there are any links to Parkinson’s and firefighting. “I went though genetic testing to determine if my children were at risk. I do not have the genetic markers for PD. … — Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:08:13 -0700
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