Parkinson’s

Update 06/15/2014: Casey Kasem died early Sunday, June 15, 2014. “The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian,” his children Kerri, Mike, and Julie Kasem said in a statement. The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was served Friday with a California court order that temporarily suspends her powers to determine her […]

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What is the Lewy body dementia (DLB)? Lewy body disease is a kind of dementia.  It usually is because of the degeneration in the brain cells and is a decline in the cognitive abilities like thinking, memory, language etc. It is not a rare disease.  In fact it is estimated that it affects around 1.3 million […]

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After Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.  The signs and symptoms at its onset may vary from person to person but some of these symptoms are the very characteristics of the disease. These include tremors, bradykinesia  (slow movement), rigidity in muscles, impaired posture and balance, loss of automatic […]

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Parkinson’s is characterized not only by a deficiency of dopamine in the brain but also by low levels of a protective molecule called glutathione (GSH) in the brain stem and throughout the body. This glutathione deficiency makes the brain vulnerable to free radical damage. Usually, the deficiency of dopamine is treated by the drug called levodopa. However, low levels of […]

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