All posts within: Parkinson's disease

May
15

Imagine if there was a medication that could treat not only leukemia, but Parkinson's and Alzheimer's  as well. At Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers are hopeful that nilotinib is that medication. Now approved for use in those with one type of leukemia, a small trial is causing great excitement in its encouraging results to rid the brain of toxic proteins.

Fernando Pagan, Georgetown's medical… read more


Posted May 15, 2017
Tags: Parkinson's disease, Senior Health

 

Mar
04

Parkinson's DiseaseEvery year, thousands of American seniors are told they have Parkinson’s disease, but they don’t. For many of these patients, the true diagnosis is a similar but lesser-known disease: dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

Dementia with Lewy bodies affects as many as 1.3 million Americans, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). That estimate may be too low since some people who have been inaccurately diagnosed… read more


Posted March 04, 2015
Tags: Parkinson's disease

 


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