WEEK OF MAY 9, 2013
THEME: THE HONEYMOON PHASE OF PARKINSON’S.
SOMETHING FOR THE POST-HONEYMOON BLUES:
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT APOMORPHINE (APO-go) THERAPY.
Marshall Davidson also speaks about his own falling-out of the “honeymoon phase” of Parkinson’s in:
HOW I KNEW THE HONEYMOON WAS OVER…
DON’T JUDGE PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S: what every TSA inspector, boss, family member, relative, and friend should see the next time they ask, “have you had anything to drink,” or they tell you to “smile and improve your attitude,” or to “just snap out of it.”
“SECOND HONEYMOON FOR PARKINSON’S”–Review of New England Journal of Medicine landmark study and accompanying editorial on earlier-stage use of surgical deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s
WEEK OF March 28, 2013:
Working memory, the so-called “mental scratchpad” improves with a good night’s sleep in Parkinson’s according to a recent study published in the journal Brain.
JAVA and Parkinson’s: not the programming language but the actual drink: Coffee/Caffeine May Diminish the Movement Symptoms of Parkinson’s
In a brief but fascinating presentation, mathematician Max Little describes using applied waveform mathematics to analyze the sounds produced by the vocal cords of PwP’s to diagnose PD over the telephone.
What would do with your life if you were to awake from a 3 year funk at age 51 after diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease with impaired body but clear mind?
It was initially devastating. Your right (dominant) hand is useless( full description on youtube:
and you’re plagued with PD’s attendant symptom of EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness). Your mind is as sharp as ever and you’re ready to re-engage with the world again but you cannot practice medical procedures. You have an MD, writing experience, extensive knowledge of the brain, particularly the wiring of the cortex, and extensive business experience. You’ve let things go a bit because of a transient depressive funk, but now face a world that consistently and falsely misinterprets your external appearance as a reflection of a disorganized internal state. All that said, if you honestly found yourself in this state, and you considered your life an experiment of what somene with this kind of handicap could accomplish in the world, where would you start? I Posed this question on Quora.com an got a fantastically well thought-out and balanced response from psychotherapist Michael Leary in the linked article:
ENJOY THE CURRENT ARTICLES AND MEDIA AND WE’LL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2012 WITH A NEW LOOK, UPDATED ARTICLES, NEW AUTHORS, AND A MEMBER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM! WE SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO RESPOND TO QUERIES AND OTHER EMAILS AT THAT TIME. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
WHAT EXACTLY IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
In this Video: LEARN THE BASICS IN JUST 5 MINUTES!!…REALLY
over 9000 views already!