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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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FDA Bureaucracy 101 by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health MANY of you have written me asking what to do now that the FDA Ombudsman is telling you to “file a Petition”.  However, in order to do that you will need VOLUMES of suppor ... 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 »
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 »
GENES ASSOCIATED WITH ONSET AGE OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE IDENTIFIED by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Parkinson’s Disease is usually found in patients 60 years of age or older.  While younger patients have been diagnosed with the disease, we also know that persons as you ... Read on »
Georgetown Man Runs Marathons Despite Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Race on Sunday to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation. By Pamela LeBlanc AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, September 30, 2009 John Carchedi runs with a slight ... Read on »
Good News on Neupro Study by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Image via Wikipedia Cathy in Detroit reports that her physician is taking new applicants for the Neupro drug trial study.  This is an important study in whic ... Read on »
GOODBYE, MY SWEET DOGGIE, BRANDY by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Brandy resting in the pond waterfall. Today we said goodbye to my dear friend, the best listener, my doggie soul mate…..Brandy.  She was part Australia Shepherd an ... Read on »
Handedness & Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health There’s a site called VIARTIS that I visit frequently to find out news about Parkinson’s Disease reports, research and general information.  Yesterday I read an a ... Read on »
Happy to Report! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yes, I’m happy to report that after my disastrous meeting with “the PD guru” I am back on my meds, back on the Neupro patch and feeling much better.  I still have s ... Read on »
HAS A CERTAIN DRUG COMPANY INFLUENCED THE FDA TO STALL THE RELEASE OF NEUPRO? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I am writing in red….that’s because I am in a rage about the Press Release from UCB Schwarz Pharma regarding the Neupro patch.  Today I learned that the United State ... Read on »
HOPING for NEUPRO by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Before Thanksgiving I visited my Neurologist for a new supply of the Neupro patches and to check in for the trial.  Please understand that this is a PHASE 4 trial to get ... Read on »
How Can I Help to Find A Cure for Parkinson’s Disease? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health In the blog post earlier this month I mentioned how LONG it takes for a medicine or therapy to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.  It takes on ... Read on »
HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FUTURE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I ask myself the question everyday, “How can I make a difference in the future for people with Parkinson’s Disease?” Well, there is one very easy way to make a mea ... Read on »
IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Tis the season to be jolly….and along with that usually comes sweets, cookies, desserts and high carbohydrate foods.  Recently I learned something very important – somet ... Read on »
INFO ABOUT THE NEUPRO PATCH TRIAL – HOW TO JOIN by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health INFO from a READER: The information you provide and the uplifting personal side are fantastic. I’m hoping you can help me spread the word about a Neupro Patch trial. ... Read on »
Information about the NEUPRO patch trial by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health INFO from a READER: The information you provide and the uplifting personal side are fantastic. I’m hoping you can help me spread the word about a Neupro Patch trial. ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE CONTAGIOUS? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Recently I was AMAZED to receive a question from a long-time friend asking me if Parkinson’s Disease is contagious?  He was serious.  He wanted to know if being near m ... Read on »