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Exercise That Motivates Parkinson’s Patients to Push Limits Can Offer Range of Benefits, Experts Say

· By Emma Yasinski | Parkinson’s News Today, originally published on 11/27/18 · With a treatment not yet within reach that might slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, much less offer a cure, many – doctors, patients, and researchers alike – are looking to exercise in hopes of fending off a worsening of symptoms. Interest in…

Exercise is medicine! Chicago Tribune article on the effects of vigorous exercise on the progression of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows. Several lines of evidence point to a beneficial effect of exercise in Parkinson’s disease.”Dr. Codrin Lunguprogram director at the National Institute ofNeurological Disorders and Stroke A team of researchers from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Medicine performed a study to determine…

Glenn Norris and his wife, Jo Anne Alexander, are taking Glenn’s Parkinson’s diagnosis and meeting life head-on

Norris uses medicine, exercises and involvement to help him battle the disease that has brought with it visual and auditory hallucinations as well as tremors. · Patty Miller | The Edmond Sun, published on 8/28/18 · A well-known illness can manifest itself unexpectedly through hallucinations, both visual and auditory. The non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis (PDP), a surprising…

Theracycle CEO, Peter Blumenthal Featured in Chief Executive Magazine

Theracycle CEO On Finding A Niche Market With Parkinson’s Patients · Gabriel Perna | chiefexecutive.net · Sometimes people will tell you they got into their line of work “by accident,” but in Peter Blumenthal’s case, he really did end up as the CEO of Theracycle by accident. Blumenthal had recently sold his New England-based chain of frame stores, the…

What would you pay to keep your Parkinson’s in check? What would you pay for more mobility and energy?

After dealing with some growing tremors in my right hand over a period of time, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about five years ago (I’m 75). I have been very active all my life and have run multiple marathons, but Parkinson’s was making my running difficult. I was unwilling to accept all the negativity surrounding…