Tag Archives: Parkinson’s disease

Can Grief Contribute to Parkinson’s Disease?

Identical twin brothers offer scientists some clues

In a small town in Pennsylvania, two identical twin brothers live almost identical lives. Jack and Jeff Gernsheimer are 68 years old. They have lived in close proximity to each other for most of their almost seven decades on earth. … Continue reading

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Replacing Nerves Damaged by Parkinson’s Disease

Cutting-edge stem cell research shows hope for those living with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease affects one’s nervous system through its progressive degeneration. Consequentially, an individual’s motor skills depreciate in their operation over time. There’s no “cure” for Parkinson’s Disease, but a recent publication in the journal Cell Stem Cell shares that “stem … Continue reading

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Pomegranates Helping Alzheimer’s

Research shows pomegranates calm brain inflammation for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

According to the American Alzheimer’s Association, over 15.5 million people provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care to those suffering from the disease in 2013 alone. That adds up to over $200 billion of care – and doesn’t even tally … Continue reading

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Predicting Parkinson’s?

Oxford scientists say a new “resting state fMRI” scan can detect onset of Parkinson’s

An Oxford study in last week’s Neurology brings new hope to the prospect of detecting Parkinson’s disease in its earliest stages. Currently, the disorder has no cure, remaining one of the most painful chronic illnesses due to its gradually degenerative … Continue reading

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What Are Hospice Services? An Interview with Amy Tucci

An insider's view and facts about hospice services that you might not know

Amy Tucci is the President and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America, headquartered in Washington D.C . She oversees organizational programming, manages and raises funds for the hospice services organization. Before arriving at Hospice Foundation of  America, Amy was a  former journalist and communications … Continue reading

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What is End-of-Life Counseling? An Interview with Kathy Jacobson (Part 2 of 2)

How end-of-life counseling can ensure a peaceful transition

 Kathy Jacobson is a body worker and life coach in San Francisco, who also works as an end-of-life counselor. I sat with her to discuss her entry into this burgeoning, and much needed, field of therapy. Most people do not … Continue reading

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