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Parkinson’s can sometimes be a total uphill battle but as long as you have life prove to all the doubters that you can do something…

Happy Birthday Michael J. Fox

 

Today is the day when Marty McFly went to the future…Happy Birthday to Michael J. Fox – the Actor Turned Activist Who Refused to Be Beaten by Parkinson’s

 

 

The Bright Side of Parkinson’s, NY Times article discusses the many aspects of Parkinson’s including future therapies

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In NY Times Opinion, February 15, 2015, My Own Life, noted Neurologist/Writer Oliver Sacks of ‘Awakenings’ Fame Discusses Finding Out He Has Terminal Cancer

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ROBIN WILLIAMS and PARKINSON’S: Suicide, Depression and Middle-aged men

Why did such an amazing icon of a man take his own life, how much of an influence did his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s have in that decision, and what, if anything of value, can we possibly take from this tragedy?…full article

 

Taiwan Study: Depression may triple Parkinson’s disease risk, especially in the elderly

Depression may be a risk factor for Parkinson's disease

Depression may be a risk factor for Parkinson’s disease

Apomorphine for Parkinson’s, 10 Things You Should Know 

Though a highly effective dopamine agonist, apomorphine must be given subcutaneously.

Though a highly effective dopamine agonist, apomorphine must be given subcutaneously.

Apomorphine is the strongest, most effective dopamine agonist used in treating Parkinson’s disease. Despite its name, it is not an opioid narcotic like morphine. Rather it mimics dopamine at most major dopamine receptor subtypes. It allows very effective rescue from “off periods” when symptoms mysteriously and suddenly return in patients taking levodopa.(read article)

Street Smarts: 10 Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Predators and other Con Artists

There is no shortage of swindlers who may enter your life because they perceive your Parkinson's as a disease--courtesy Parker Brothers

There is no shortage of swindlers who may enter your life because they perceive your Parkinson’s as a weakness–courtesy Parker Brothers

As was mentioned in the previous article, though you may have your cognitive functions fully intact, and even if you are fully capable of most of the physical capabilities of daily living, the public perceives your Parkinson’s condition as a weakness, and thus, you are more likely to fall into the sights of a predator, con artist or other swindler who thinks that because of your disease, you may be weaker than the average person who doesn’t have Parkinson’s.

 

In fact we deeply sympathize with the great Ms. Ronstadt at the loss of her beautiful intrument of music to Parkinson’s, and though it be true for Ms. Ronstadt regarding her singing, each case of this disease is as different and unique as the PwP who is subject to this biological trickster. Never assume that limitations experienced by another PwP will be yours. 

Ronstadt in 1980

Ronstadt in 1980

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