Posts Tagged ‘Parkinson’s disease’

What to Look for When Visiting your Aging Parents

An article by the Mayo Clinic Staff gives insights on what to look for as warning signs of possible health problems when visiting aging parents. In many cases this may also be a single aging parent who has lost a spouse due to death or divorce. Taking Care of Themselves The main thing you want…

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Long-term Care and Skilled Nursing

National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2019 Next week from May 12-18, 2019 Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation will be participating in the National Skilled Nursing care Week (NSNCW). The NSNCW 2019 theme, “Live Soulfully,” will celebrate skilled nursing facilities, their residents and staff and will showcase how they gain happy minds and healthy souls. Established…

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Group Singing Improves Motor Function and Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease

  Therapeutic group singing was shown to improve mood and motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) according to a report in Science Daily. Results of this research were presented by Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University at the conference of the Society for Neuroscience 2018. Stegemöller leads a…

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Type of Vitamin B3 Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) Worsens Parkinson’s

  In June 21, 2018, we posted a blog article about research that showed that a type of Vitamin B3 called nicotinamide riboside (NR) could possibly help prevent motor decline in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The studies were carried out on fish and Drosophila fly models and the researchers wrote that further research was necessary to…

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October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month

Second most Common Dementia after Alzheimer’s According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. LBD affects more than a million people in the United States. Lewy bodies are named for Dr. Friederich Lewy, a German neurologist who discovered the abnormal…

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Genetic Mutation found for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A genetic mutation has been discovered by researchers who carried out the largest study ever on 125,000 samples for amyloid lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The researchers were led by Bryan Traynor of the intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and John Landers of the University of…

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Sleep may Have an Anti-oxidant Effect on the Brain and Body

Oxidative Stress Risk Factor for Neurodegenerative and Chronic Diseases Anti-oxidants found in foods and medicinal herbs have been linked to preventing diseases. Oxidation is a chemical process that leads to the production of free radicals which cause oxidative stress. For instance, LDL cholesterol is not at all dangerous until it is oxidized and then it…

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Motor Decline in Parkinson’s Disease may be Prevented by a Form of Vitamin B3

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease and to date no real cure has been found. According to the Parkinson’s Organization, about a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease and there are about 60,000 new cases every year. Parkinson’s causes tremors, a loss of coordination and balance, rigidity in…

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