Facts you should know about Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease can seem rather mysterious. For starters, it’s hard to diagnose, since the only way to be certain someone had it is to physically examine her brain after death. And even once you’re told that you have it, your prognosis will probably be murky, because it impacts everyone differently. Meanwhile, friends and loved ones may […]

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Innovative brain pacemaker could help improve Parkinson’s treatment

Innovative brain pacemaker could help improve Parkinson’s treatment

Doctors use neurostimulation to treat various conditions, including epilepsy, the effects of stroke, and even depression. This treatment involves using special devices that send electrical impulses to control the activity of the brain and central nervous system. Doctors sometimes also use this technique to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, a neurological condition that affects […]

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Coffee might provide protection against Parkinson’s disease, finds study

Parkinson’s progressive, neurodegenerative condition and, currently, there is no cure. Modern treatments can only help manage symptoms. Symptoms include stiffness and difficulty with balance and coordination   Scientists do not understand why some people develop Parkinson’s disease, but others do not. However, they have unpicked some of the neurological changes that take place. One of […]

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Innovative brain pacemaker could help improve Parkinson’s treatment

Researcher’s reveals how dopamine works in Parkinson’s patients

Researchers from Virginia Tech’s Carilion Institute have known about dopamine’s link to learning for some time, but they wanted to dig a little deeper in a new study. Using high-end technology, the researchers examined dopamine levels in Parkinson’s patients who were undergoing brain surgery at a rate a thousand times faster than previously recorded in […]

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New eye exam technique helps detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds study

Nearly half of women and a third of men over the age of 45 will develop Parkinson’s, dementia or stroke during their lifetime, a new study says. The three conditions are among the leading causes of mortality and disability in the older population, with global costs estimated to be 2% of the annual world gross […]

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Scientist in Japan to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson’s disease  

Japanese scientists said on Monday they will start clinical trials next month on a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, transplanting ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into brains, seeking a breakthrough in treating the neurodegenerative disorder. The clinical trials come after researchers at Japan’s Kyoto University successfully used human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to restore functioning brain cells […]

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Hormone released during exercise might protect against Alzheimer’s, suggests study

Regular high-intensity exercise can delay Parkinson’s disease  

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative motor system disorder characterised by uncontrolled tremor in various body parts, especially the arms and legs, as well as poor balance and coordination of movements. A phase II clinical trial, called the Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise (SPARX), was recently conducted by researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of […]

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WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s disease

WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s disease

At the WCNR 2018 conference, Dr Charulata Sankhla, consultant neurophysician at PD Hinduja Hospital gave a talk on the challenges in Parkinson’s disease treatment. The session witnessed a huge participation by patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, it was anchored by the NGO Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) “Motor symptoms in […]

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‘Telerehabilitation can provide essential services to stroke, Parkinson’s patients’

‘Telerehabilitation can provide essential services to stroke, Parkinson’s patients’

Dr Anne Hill explained, “Telerehabilitation is the delivery of services over distance using some form of technology. It enables us to provide access to services. This is especially important to people in rural areas or people in urban areas, who have difficult accessing services.” Dr Hill, whose speciality area is speech pathology said, “People who […]

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