A daily capsule could treat Parkinson’s disease early and relieve symptoms – without the side-effects of standard treatments. It involves a combination of two Parkinson’s drugs, pramipexole and rasagiline
Intensive exercise could slow the course of Parkinson’s disease, suggests a study, which could pave the way for new non-drug approaches. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, identified a new mechanism responsible for the positive effects of exercise on brain plasticity. It showed that exercise performed in the early stages of the disease […]
For a long time, the symptoms were so mild that few people outside of Jerry’s immediate family noticed. But after Jerry was hospitalized with pneumonia and then her husband died in 2019, the disease seemed to become more aggressive. Within a few months, Jerry could no longer live independently and moved in with her daughter, Tammy […]
Neuroscientists from the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University, Rome Campus, and the A. Gemelli IRCCS Polyclinic Foundation found that intensive exercise could slow the course of Parkinson’s disease and described the biological mechanisms.
As Gibson himself battles Parkinson’s, he is using his organization to raise money and help others in the same fight. The Kirk Gibson Team 23 Foundation raises money for a cure but also lets others know what care is available. Go to KirkGibsonFoundation.org
Eureka Springs Hospital now offers speech therapy to improve communication and quality of life for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Speech therapist Lee Harvill recently became certified in LSVT LOUD, a type of speech therapy that has been scientifically validated for the last 30 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.