Diagnosing Parkinson’s Through Smell

May 21, 2020

You may not recognize her by name, but you’ve probably heard her story. Joy Milne has a remarkably unique talent: uncovering Parkinson’s disease through her nose. Her talent came to light when she sensed what she describes as an “overpowering sort of nasty yeast smell” in her husband of ten years. [Read More...]

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...]