My World of Parkinsonian Delights

Casting the Parky Net, Here's What We Dredged!

For Parkinson’s disease news, sometimes you just throw out the net and eat whatever you catch!

I enjoy this feature I have in my WordPress Admin folder where I can enter a search word or term, and get a bunch of blogs that feature that particular word.  That’s how it is that I am able to bring you today’s edition of “Parkinson’s Disease on the Web!”

This story tells about how it’s easier for folks early in the progress of their disease to learn new stuff when they’re NOT medicated.

University of Michigan researchers are a step closer to understanding how medications affect learning in patients with early-stage Parkinson’s disease. The research, published recently in the Journal of Neurophysiology shows that … — Mon, 10 May 2010 10:39:49 -0700

This blog entry discusses the discovery that the same process that causes our dopamine-producing cells to mutate and die also prevents cells from destroying defective mitochondria.
Mutations that cause Parkinson Mutations that cause Parkinson’s disease prevent cells from destroying defective mitochondria, according to a study published online May 10 in the Journal of Cell Biology ( — Mon, 10 May 2010 09:40:16 -0700

Note to blog author.  You’ve been fighting PD since NOVEMBER?  SIX WHOLE MONTHS??? And you’re STILL not taking MEDICINE???  Dude.  Check with me again in six years.  Or three.  Or two.
The author said that people with Parkinson’s would respond, “I have Parkinson’s Disease.” It struck a nerve with me when he concluded that cancer sufferers are fighters and expect to prevail over their disease, and that Parkinson’s … — Mon, 10 May 2010 09:20:00 -0700

Why is this quack’s glutathione suppositiory video on a site about “Cat Training?”  The journal Neurology was full?
… Relief From Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease With Glutathione Suppositories. Cat Training | Relief From Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease With Glutathione Suppositories. May 10, 2010 by. Filed under Common Cat Problems Solved … — Mon, 10 May 2010 08:44:55 -0700

Here’s a decent (but flashy) website about PD Dementia and treatments for it.
There are several brands of cholinesterase inhibitors, which is the class of drugs used to treat cognition in Lewy body dementias (LBD) including Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD). At the current time, only Excelon is FDA approved for … — Mon, 10 May 2010 08:34:10 -0700

These next two entries are from the same website.  Use caution when examining advice from a website.  Even mine!  Always check with your doctor before you take ANY sort of action in treating your disease.
Eldepryl is used together with other medicines to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Eldepryl may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Most More > … — Mon, 10 May 2010 07:29:31 -0700

Low levels of this chemical are associated with Parkinson’s disease. Selegiline is used together with other medicines to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Selegiline may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication … — Mon, 10 May 2010 06:36:50 -0700
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