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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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BLOGS ABOUT PARKINSON’S DISEASE by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I’ve spent several hours checking the links to the blogs on my sidebar.  Unfortunately, I’ve found several that are no longer active links – either the blogs hav ... Read on »
Broadcasters Honor Michael J. Fox by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Michael J. Fox, along with his Foundation, have worked tirelessly to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.  The National Association of Broadcasters has presented th ... Read on »
Can a Simple Blood Test Diagnose EOPD? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Blood Test Kit by Alegrya via Flickr I suffer from EOPD (Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease ).  There is new research from the University of Sweden that claims ... Read on »
Chocolate Consumption Increased in Parkinson's Disease Patients by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The subject of my chocolate consumption has always been a standing joke with my family and friends. One of my co-workers suggests that if I’ll do a task for him he’ll se ... Read on »
Chocolate Consumption Increased in Parkinson’s Patients by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The subject of my chocolate consumption has always been a standing joke with my family and friends. One of my co-workers suggests that if I’ll do a task for him he’ll se ... Read on »
Cognitive Impairment in People with Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Diffusion spectrum imaging of the human brain. Source: Van J. Wedeen, M.D., Harvard Medical School There is much study and research going on about the brain and ... Read on »
Could Hydrogels Be the Key to a Cure for PD? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health My dear, dear husband gave me an interesting article to read this week.  He’s always on the lookout for hopeful news about a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.  For you see ... Read on »
COURAGEOUS CAREGIVERS by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Since I am able to manage my Parkinson’s Disease well with my meds – I haven’t given much thought to the caregivers who devote their lives to assisting their family memb ... Read on »
Dealing with the Cold Weather by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s been unusually COLD in Texas these last few days.  We had almost 4 inches of SNOW in Houston, Austin had over 1 hour of snow flurries and it seems the white stuff w ... 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 »
DETROIT NEUPRO TRIAL INFORMATION – TIME SENSITIVE! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health From a Reader: re: Neupro Trial I learned today that enrollment in the metro Detroit Neupro trial I mentioned recently is open until 11/30 only.  So don’t delay (H ... Read on »
Disappointment in well…a lot of things! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yes, I am disappointed.  I thought that by now we’d see the Neupro patch back on the market in the United States.  Schwarz-Pharma UCB and the FDA have not yet re-introduce ... Read on »
DROOLING and PARKINSON’S DISEASE by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A new and distressing symptom has started. I’m drooling a LOT at night and I awaken with my pillow wet and my face wet.  This has not affected me during the daytime hour ... Read on »
Emma C. Browning – 10/26/1910 to 4/23/2010 by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I usually write about Parkinson’s Disease or something related to that subject.  However, today I want to write about a remarkable woman, Emma C. Browning. Miss Emma ( ... Read on »
Encouragement by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday I received a lovely comment from a reader of this blog.  They read my posting about being disappointed and sent a message to encourage me!  I was delighted! ... Read on »
FACING THE HOLIDAYS by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The holidays bring many types of emotions to the surface – for PWP and those who are not suffering with Parkinson’s Disease.  For those of us who are responsible for pla ... Read on »
FAQs of Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health These Frequently Asked Questions are from the PBS Special, “My Father, My Brother and Me”.  If you haven’t viewed this program, I would suggest that you take the time to v ... Read on »
Fatigue, Sleep Disorders and Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation ( www.pdf.org ) recently hosted an online seminar about fatigue, and sleep disorders in PwP (People with Parkinson’s Disease).  Dr. Jose ... 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 »
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 »