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bibmomma

Austin, Texas
A Texan, a mom, a librarian....that's me! Also, a person with Parkinson's Disease who wants to help other PWP become better informed about treatments, symptoms and therapies.
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Levadopa Outperforms Newer Medications for Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health In a recent study published in The Lancet researchers found that newly diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease patients benefited from levadopa over newer drugs in the long-term tre ... Read on »
Pondering Happiness by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Tonight I’m pondering happiness.  We are going to move – leave this home I’ve been in for 16 years. I don’t know where we’re going, but we’re looking for a new nest.  I kn ... Read on »
Jiggling Through the Parking Lot with My Handicap Permit by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A year ago I gave in and applied for a handicap parking permit.  I feel funny using it because I want to “force” myself to walk without rigidity, but that doesn’t happen.  ... Read on »
Finished Hitchhiker Scarf – An Accomplishment by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Knitting is relaxing. There’s no doubt about that. Once I get into the groove of the clicking needles and making my way through a pattern, I relax.  The stressful part for ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Disease Blogs & Parkinson’s Disease Websites Updated by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I spent some time updating the list of Parkinson’s Disease Blogs and Parkinson’s Disease websites last night.  There were several blogs that haven’t been updated in a ... Read on »
Partners in Parkinson’s by the Michael J. Fox Foundation by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today a new resource launched by the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  It’s called the Partners in Parkinson’s and it gives patients, caregivers and families a resource for ... Read on »
A New Pioneer in Deep Brain Stimulation by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I read an interesting article about a pioneer who is an electrical engineer and neuroscientist.  His name is Caleb Kemere from Rice University.  Kemere has just rece ... Read on »
Deep Brain Stimulation – Electrodes in the Brain by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health After having Parkinson’s Disease now for 10 years I’ve always, always avoided the topic of Deep Brain Stimulation.  My Neurologist has approached this topic with me on sev ... Read on »
Lift Labs March Match Campaign for National Essential Tremor Awareness Month by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to let you know that Lift Labs – a group of scientists and engineers – have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campa ... Read on »
FDA Approves Northera for Orthostatic Hypotension In Parkinson’s Patients by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health From the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Newsletter: Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Northera — the brand name ... Read on »
The Hitchhiker Scarf – A New Beginning! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I started knitting again!  Yes, after this last round of Platelet Rich Plasma injections, my shoulder and arm are feeling well enough for me to sit with the needles in o ... Read on »
Interesting Findings about Vitamin D for Parkinson’s Patients by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was reading Medical News Today and found some interesting news about a study with Parkinson’s patients and Vitamin D.  While studying and presenting findings about depre ... Read on »
Frozen Shoulder by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The last 15 months I’ve been fairly useless as a knitter, felter and crafter because of a frozen shoulder .  Add this to the Parkinson’s and it’s been a miserable year.  Y ... Read on »
“Depression Team” Yields Best Results for Parkinson’s Patients by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health During the 17th Annual International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia, June 16-20, 2013 a study by Peter Schmidt, Ph.D. was deli ... Read on »
Informative Article in Huffington Post by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’m always excited to see informative articles about Parkinson’s Disease in major news publications.  Today the Huffington Post Healthy Living has a Blog posting by Judy S ... Read on »
Something BIG Happening in the Parkinson’s Community by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Did you know there’s something BIG happening in the Parkinson’s community this weekend?  It’s the 7th in the series of Young Onset Parkinson’s Conferences being sponsored ... Read on »
A Blessing….But Still a Kick in the Gut by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Wow, after a long, protracted wait, we FINALLY have the Neupro patch back on the market for those with RLS and PD to purchase in the United States.  I feel like this has b ... Read on »
Interesting Possibility – New Algorithm Can Detect Parkinson’s Disease in Voices by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I received an email message today from a representative of NEWSY – Multisource Video News.  They informed me that there is a mathematician in Britain that has pioneered a ... Read on »
After a Long Absence – I’m back for now by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted anything on my blog.  I know, you’ve missed me…..terribly, I’m sure!!  Ha Ha!  At least you know I haven’t lost my sense of humor ... Read on »
FDA Approves NEUPRO Patch for Use in the United States! YIPPEE SKIPPY!! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health After years of waiting for the NEUPRO patch to be approved by the FDA, Parkinson’s patients and RLS sufferers will FINALLY have some relief.  Today the FDA has announced t ... Read on »