PARKINSON'S DISEASE NEWS
23rd August 2014 - New book
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY : LIVING WITH THE REALITY OF PARKINSON'S AND THE THREAT OF DEMENTIA
Publisher's description : Window of Opportunity is the story of one person's journey through the initial signs of cognitive impairment brought on by Parkinson's disease and how this potentially disabling diagnosis turns into a "Window of Opportunity" to help others on the path. Kirk Hall began noticing small signs of mild cognitive impairment. He tells his story with directness, candor, sensitivity and humor. He describes the long and challenging visits to doctors seeking answers to his disturbing symptoms and the confusion caused by conflicting opinions about the nature and progression of his disease. His journal notes allow him to describe in vivid detail his slowly coming to grips with disability. He shares the internal struggle, anxiety and stress that uncertainty causes, not only for himself but for his family as well. Click here for more details
Kirk W.Hall has also written two children's books concerning Parkinson's Disease - Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma Click here for more details and Carson and His Shaky Paws Grampa Click here for more details
15th August 2014 - News release
ROBIN WILLIAMS DIES WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Robin Williams (1951-2014) was an American actor and comedian who
appeared in numerous films. He recently committed suicide. His wife, Susan
Schneider, has made a statement that, at the time of his death, Robin
Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.
14th August 2014 - News release
WEARABLE SENSORS FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel Corporation are partnering to
gather and analyse data from Wrist-worn devices worn by people with
Parkinson's Disease that track users' movement. The results could help
individuals and their doctors better manage their Parkinson's Disease.
Intel engineers are comparing the data obtained from the device to
clinical observations and patient diaries in order to test the devices'
accuracy. They are developing mathematical formulas to measure the symptoms
and the progression of Parkinson's Disease. These devices can capture up to
300 observations per second. So formulas to interpret all that data and
report what it means related to someone's Parkinson's Disease can help
individuals and their physicians monitor disease.