Susan brought the following article from the Parkinson Post to my attention:
You should be dancing
Makes you want to start dancing again!
There is a Rhythm and Moves class that has been offered from time to time for Nanaimo area Parkies. There is no class at present because not enough people signed up but if enough interest materializes the instructors will reconsider the cancellation. If you are interested add a comment to this post or send us a message through the Contact page.
I found the following New Scientist link through a Facebook friend.
We may finally be able to slow Parkinson’s, with a diabetes drug.
I found this article, New Data on Extended-Release Amantadine for Dyskinesia, posted yesterday (April 27, 2017), on the Michael J Fox Foundation’s BLOG.
One of our support group members pointed out an article, Parkinson’s disease ‘may start in gut’, that was published recently by the BBC and opens up the possibility of a future cure for PD.
I found the following December 7 BBC story, The invention that helped me write again, from a posting on a Facebook page for Young Onset PD (YOPD). The article, which includes a cool 3 minute video, shows how a special vibrating wrist-band can greatly reduce the hand tremors of Emma, a young woman with YOPD, to the point where she can do graphic design again. The effects of this device are pretty spectacular. Apparently it was inspired by spoons that can reduce tremors through a feedback vibration. I have not been able to find out any information on availability as a commercial device though.