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Drug Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain where there is decreased production of the chemical transmitter known as dopamine. The classical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia (slowing of movement) and [... Read More]
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Alternative Medicine & Parkinson’s

Understanding Parkinson’s disease Throughout the years great improvements have been made in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, medications such as dopamine agonists and COMT inhibitors have greatly improved symptoms such as those associated with motor [... Read More]
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Attending Court If You Are Disabled

Disability & The Law Courts There isn’t a more nerve wracking experience to endure in life than paying a visit to a court of law for whatever reason. For disabled people however, it is even [... Read More]
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Disability Lawyers Guide

Choosing the right Disability Lawyer for you Disability law is a speciality law so how do you go about choosing the right disability lawyer? There are many law firms listed in the yellow pages so finding one isn’t hard, but what should you watch out for? Tips When Considering a Disability Lawyer Integrity Many lawyers will offer you a free half hour consultation, during this time you will be able to give the lawyer a brief insight into your particular problem, once presented with the facts a good lawyer will always tell you up front what they think your chances of winning the case are.

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Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder occurring in the elderly patients characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the part of brain called as nigrostriatum. Dopamine is predominantly involved in the  muscular control and coordination of the body. Due to the progressive loss of muscle control – both voluntary and involuntary – many other symptoms can develop in a patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease besides the typical symptoms of tremor and rigidity. Dysphagia is one such symptom. Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing is a common problem in people with Parkinson’s disease which can have far-reaching consequences. It affects about 40% to 90% patients of the Parkinson’s disease. Swallowing difficulties can occur at any stage of Parkinson’s disease. Dysphagia can lead to shorter survival time in a patient with Parkinson’s disease, not only because [… Read More]

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Disability Scholarships : Scholarships For Disabled Students

There are numerous scholarships opportunities available for disabled students and children with learning disabilities. Apart from the government, many private organizations and universities now offer scholarships for disabled individuals. While some disabled students grants and disability scholarships focus on some specific disability or characteristic, there are others who encompass all these into one large fund. It is important to find out which scholarship different disabled students qualify for and apply for them well in advance to ensure appropriate funding during college for disabled students.

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Parkinson’s Disease Natural Treatment, Remedies and Foods

The chronic progressive neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease occurs due to the damage to the dopaminergic neurones in the nigro-striatal region of the brain. Dopaminergic neurons are responsible for the production of neurotransmitter Dopamine, which is predominantly involved in the muscular control and coordination of the body, deficiency of which results in the manifestation of various movement disorder symptoms like tremors, rigidity, stiffness, slowing of movements, frequent falls and freezing of gait. Various therapeutic medications, surgical treatments, homeopathy, stem cell culture, gene therapy, mind energy and body energy techniques have been employed in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. However, there is no specific line of management of the disease, the best possible outcome arises from the synergistic effect of various combinations of the above mentioned techniques, which are advised on the case individual basis. One such technique [… Read More]

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Disability Lawyers Guide

Choosing the right Disability Lawyer for you Disability law is a speciality law so how do you go about choosing the right disability lawyer? There are many law firms listed in the yellow pages so finding one isn’t hard, but what should you watch out for? Tips When Considering a Disability Lawyer Integrity Many lawyers will offer you a free half hour consultation, during this time you will be able to give the lawyer a brief insight into your particular problem, once presented with the facts a good lawyer will always tell you up front what they think your chances of winning the case are.

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Disabled Acess Rights

Access for the disabled Despite many improvements over the years with more awareness of disabled peoples needs those impaired by disability still have trouble accessing certain places. Examples of this are shops, libraries and restaurants. There is a law in place however that governs your rights to access; the disability discrimination act states that places have to make reasonable changes to make access better for disabled people.

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Human Rights for People with Disabilities

Disability & Human Rights People with disabilities should be able to give there views on political, social and civil rights just the same as any other person without fear of harassment or prejudice. The term disabled covers a wide range of impairments and people can be termed disabled by physical, intellectual and sensory impairment. Also classed are medical conditions and mental illness. People use a wide variety of terms when referring to the disabled such as “differently abled persons”, this term indicates that the person’s disability is not seen as anything different from the norm while the term “disabled person” could sound like the individual has had the ability to function as a person disabled.

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OCD Help: Dealing With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder can seem trivial at first, but if left untreated, ocd victims can reach disturbing levels. It is important to seek assistance from ocd help centers as soon as one is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. There are many very obvious ocd symptoms and some not so apparent. In any case, with almost 2.2 million Americans suffering from OCD disorder, it is obvious that this disability is no longer rare and has the potential to affect an individual’s life in many negative ways.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder, which comes to play as a result of the neurotransmitter dopamine deficiency caused due to an insult to the dopamine producing neurons, predominantly located in the nigrostriatal region of the brain. The dopamine, which is chiefly responsible to transport the chemical signals, control the muscular control and coordination, and hence its deficiency manifests as a constellation of motor function impairment symptoms. The disease process is grossly incapacitating. Ranging from constipation, sleep disturbances to tremors, rigidity and eventually the loss of complete control over the muscle coordination, alongside the severe psychotic and behavioral disturbances, causes extreme depression in the Parkinson’s patients. The utter embarrassment due to loss of independence and self esteem, in adjunct to the compulsive behavioral disturbances push the patients in the pitfall [… Read More]

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Parkinson's Disease FAQ

What does having Parkinson’s disease mean?

Understanding Parkinson’s disease When a person is first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease it can seem for them like the world is coming to an end, this isn’t the case however for once diagnosis is made although there isn’t a cure steps can be taken to treat it. Research into Parkinson’s disease is coming along in leaps and bounds and new drug treatments are being continually developed. In the meantime there are several ways that the symptoms of those suffering from Parkinson’s disease can be helped. Here is some practical advice for those suffering from the disease and for their family and friends.