Impulsive behaviors and Parkinson’s Disease

"What are you doing?" cried Mr. Twitchy.  "Is this because of the Parkinson's?"  I was trying to clean out a closet, but my timing was awful.  Our kids were coming for early dinner so that we could go to Rosh Hashanah services.  And here I was emptying a closet, as if I had nothing better …

Continue reading Impulsive behaviors and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Target Practice and other Things

Sometimes it seems like Parkinson's Research is a bit like Target Practice.  If you try to come at it from a lot of different angles, eventually something is going to hit the bullseye.  It is almost impossible to keep up with all of the different research projects looking for a cure or even just a …

Continue reading Parkinson’s Target Practice and other Things

Has a real cure been found for Parkinson’s Disease?

You may have seen the news this week about the latest "cure" for Parkinson's Disease. "A cure may be on the horizon for Parkinson's as scientists have found an experimental drug can slow down its progression and stop symptoms. NLY01 has been called 'amazingly protective' as preliminary trials showed it blocked brain cells from dying." …

Continue reading Has a real cure been found for Parkinson’s Disease?

Buyer Beware – the Snake Oil Salesmen are Back

Letter from Mark Twain to a snake oil peddler: "You, sir, are the scion of an ancestral procession of idiots stretching back to the Missing Link" 1905 Did you know that the latest snake oil salesman is lurking in your computer?  Yes, they are baaaaaack.  Buyer beware. About every 2 months, I get a comment …

Continue reading Buyer Beware – the Snake Oil Salesmen are Back