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Growth Factors and Parkinson's Disease – Where Next?





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New study could 'drastically' change how we understand Parkinson's

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327470#Hope-for-better-treatments


Written by Maria Cohut, Ph.D. on January 13, 2020 - Fact checked by Isabel Godfrey


The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are motor symptoms that include shaking hands and slowness of movement, but specialists still do not entirely understand what causes this disease. Newly published research may now overturn prevailing notions about key Parkinson’s mechanisms.


Motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease may be due to brain changes that take place earlier than experts had previously thought.


According to official estimates, in 2020, approximately 930,000 people aged 45 years or older in the United Stat...


Jun
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MEET YOUR COACH: Stephanie Goodman

Meet Your Coach: Stephanie Goodman


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At the PEWC you know her as the little Dynamo and If you know her well, then you know her answers aren’t going to be short and sweet. She is a magnificent storyteller and has a heart of gold!


PEWC: Tell me a little about yourself and Who would you say is your hero/role model and why?


SG: Role models? Ah, those mentors who have impacted my life’s journey and recognized a potential in me I never could have imagined. I’m afraid this is going to be a long answer as I still find it hard to comprehend that I, a "small town girl" , have three degrees, and am a certified occupational therapy assistant and work with people with PD at the PEWC.


My ho...


May
29
YOU, the FIGHTERS Inspired Me...



My name is Yara Morgan I am now an Occupational Therapy Assistant, currently studying for my certification boards. My first experience at the PEWC was the Spring of 2019 as an Occupational Therapy Assistant student. My teachers were looking for a non-traditional setting and being aware of my background as a Personal Trainer for the past 18 years, the PEWC was a perfect fit. I was to complete 20 hours working with Stephanie, one of the AMAZING Coaches at the PEWC and who is also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-COTA.


I was excited but I didn’t know what to expect. I had only read about Parkinson’s Disease in my textbooks, I knew about “freezing gait” an...


May
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Exercise and Brain Health

Larger Trial on Exercise and Brain Health in Parkinson’s


APRIL 24, 2020 BY MARISA WEXLER IN NEWS.


A pilot study in Sweden shows the feasibility of testing how exercise benefits neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to adjust and make new connections in response to stimuli or damage — in people with Parkinson’s disease, making a larger and more scientifically rigorous clinical trial possible.


An ability to replicate on a larger scale previous studies of exercise on brain health in these patients has been lacking, its researchers noted.


The pilot trial was described in “Feasibility Aspects of Exploring Exercise-Induced Neuroplasticity in Parkinson’s Diseas...


May
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Light Therapy Trials--Check it out!


FDA Names Spectramax Light Therapy ‘Breakthrough Device’ for Parkinson’s





The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough device designation to PhotoPharmics‘s light-based, at-home device as an add-on therapy for Parkinson’s disease.


This designation is given to medical devices with the potential to offer more effective treatment for life-threatening or debilitating diseases. It grants the company access to experts at the FDA during ...


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