Parkinson’s Disease is a highly destabilizing disease, and one which severely affects the quality of life in sufferers. This disease is unrestrictive, and can hit at anyone regardless of age, gender and lifestyle behaviours. While there are some studies trying to draw links between a person’s habits or way of life to Parkinson, there is still a lot we do not understand about the disease. Read about some tips to help you manage Parkinson better, and some of the research ongoing.
Parkinson’s Disease news – 16 August 2017
- 16 Tips To Increase Mobility With Parkinson
Parkinson’s News Today has published a new post with 16 tips to increase the confidence you can get from mobility (Parkinson’s News Today, 2017). A lot of the tips really hinge on trying to increase the amount of physical activity you are going to get, which is something we constantly preach to deal with incurable diseases and illnesses, keeping a healthy life.
- Klotho Protein Fragment Might Improve Brain Function
In a new research and study led by an MD and PhD from University of California, San Francisco, Dena B. Dubai, his team of researchers have found that there is positive correlation between increased klotho levels in the serums and other tangible benefits in humans beyond cognition to their mental capabilities (Parkinson’s News Today, 2017). However, the study is still far away from drawing any scientific conclusions on humans.
- Making Life Meaningful With Parkinson Through Dance
A story of inspiration, dance teacher Julie Symmonds is trying to turn the lives of those living with Parkinson into one of optimism and activity. She is doing this through dance classes even though many of her students walk into her classes with wheelchairs, walking sticks and wheelers (IOL, 2017).
- New Research Lets Us Understand More About Diseases Such As Parkinson
Emory University School of Medicine’s researchers have invented tools to look at small proteins known as granulins inside cells (ScienceDaily, 2017). As the researchers can now see granulins inside lysosomes (which are believed to maintain brain health), there could be much that we can learn from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimer. However, the exact relationship is still unknown, and more research will be required.
While many of the stories covered here are filled with hope and inspiration, the amount of daily turmoil that sufferers and family members of sufferers go through cannot be imagined. The financial burden and the costs of trying to manage the disease are extremely expensive.