Being told that you have Parkinson’s Disease can be an extremely traumatic experience. This progressive disorder can lead even the most confident individuals to be fearful of the future, as they know what will eventually befall them is one of uncontrollable impulses which cannot be easily mitigated against. The fearful nature of Parkinson can be seen here.
Parkinson’s Disease news 28 August 2017 – inspirational actions against Parkinson
- 11 Year Old Climbing On M Hill For A Cure
Globally, many movements are taking place to raise funds for various incurable diseases. One of these movements is being carried out by Owen Ponto, who is trying to fund raise for his grandparents who are suffering Parkinson’s disease. All the money raised will be directed towards Banner Sun Health Research Institute. What is particularly newsworthy about this story is how even an 11 year old boy is fighting to find true cure for the disease.
- Long Acting Implant For Parkinson’s Disease Drug Called Ropinirole
Titan Pharmaceuticals has just been given the go ahead by FDA to launch trials for a long-acting implant to be used in conjunction with a drug known as ropinirole. This implant can potentially regulate the medicinal effects of the drug, which can reduce the tendencies for motor complications to develop relative to taking ropinirole orally. We want to look at this invention in greater depth to think if it makes sense for sufferers.
- Virtual House Calls As Effective As Office Visits For Sufferers With Parkinson
In an encouraging sign, a recent journal study published by Neurology found that virtual visits were not only just as effective, but also much more convenient. For patients suffering from Chronic diseases, we have always advocated more convenience as there is immense productivity loss from the repeated hospital visits for patients. If there are ways to make it more convenient for patients, that is a direction we will support.
The traditional way of assessing patients needs to change. While there has been immense productivity increments in many different industries, there are still several key inefficiencies existing in the medical industry. From visiting doctors, to research and development, these are all problems which patients accept for a lack of better alternatives. We want to change this situation, that will continually move us forward.
Read more about some tips to deal with Parkinson’s disease by keeping active here.