Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson’s?

April 19, 2017

Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. parkinson's care - elderly care rochester A colored magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain of a 76-year-old patient with dementia shows the brain has atrophied and the dark brown fluid-filled spaces have become enlarged. Zephyr/Science Source The drug is nilotinib, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia. [Read More...]

Can Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinsons Disease

February 15, 2016

A drug that’s already approved for treating leukemia appears to dramatically reduce symptoms in people who have Parkinson’s disease with dementia, or a related condition called Lewy body dementia. A Cancer Drug Might Reverse Parkinsons To get more Parkinson’s disease information, and to learn about the elder care options that are available to help you be a successful family caregiver, contact Alivity Care Advocates, Beverly Hills elder care experts, today at (248) 375-9125. [Read More...]