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GE Healthcare to Form Coalition Targeting Neurodegenerative Diseases : Press Releases : News : GE

14 July 2011 GE Healthcare to Form Coalition Targeting Neurodegenerative Diseases The MIND Coalition will bring together influential organizations and individuals to help fill the gaps in the understanding and management of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Chalfont St Giles, … Continue reading

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Virtual reality-based exercises to aid Parkinson’s disease patients

Virtual reality-based exercises to aid Parkinson’s disease patients From ANIWashington, July 12: A new study has suggested that virtual reality (VR) and physical reality exercises can be used to provide effective stimuli to increase movement speeds in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) … Continue reading

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What predicts mortality in Parkinson disease?

Articles What predicts mortality in Parkinson disease? A prospective population-based long-term study E.B. Forsaa, MD, J.P. Larsen, MD, PhD, T. Wentzel-Larsen, MSc and G. Alves, MD, PhD + Author Affiliations From the Norwegian Center for Movement Disorders (E.B.F., J.P.L., G.A.) … Continue reading

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Application for iPhone may help monitor Parkinson’s disease

Enlarge GTRI research scientists Robert Delano (left) and Brian Parise developed iTrem as a tool that could potentially benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. It takes advantage of accelerometers built into the iPhone. (Credit: Gary Meek) (Medical Xpress) — Researchers at … Continue reading

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Neurology care ‘patchy and inefficient’ | Society | guardian.co.uk

The NHS is failing to provide proper care for up to 10 million Britons who have a neurological condition such as migraine, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, physicians warn in a report. Too many patients requiring specialist attention do not … Continue reading

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Silver surfers: You have 65+ friends – Features, Gadgets & Tech – The Independent

How many friends do I have?” asks Jean, scrolling down the screen bearing the familiar blue logo. She only learned to use Facebook three weeks ago but already logs in every night, while fellow residents at Bampfylde Place sheltered housing … Continue reading

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Dopamine agonists and risk: impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease | European Parkinson’s Disease Association

Dopamine agonists and risk: impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease May 2011 Voon V, Gao J, Brezing C, Symmonds M, Ekanayake V, Fernandez H, Dolan RJ, Hallett M Impulse control disorders are common in Parkinson’s; disease, occurring in 13.6% of patients. … Continue reading

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