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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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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 »
Just BE NICE! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I don’t want to be nice.  I’m tired.  I’m fed up.  I’m hungry for powder sugared donuts. I’m tired of listening to critical, mean-spirited people who bitch and moan ab ... Read on »
Just Generally BLAH! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I usually just don’t pay attention when I’m feeling yukky….I try to ignore it and push through it – working, cooking, taking care of errands, etc.   Sometimes the achey ... Read on »
Letter From MERCK About SINEMET Shortage by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Decendants of Heinrich Emanual Merck, an apothecary, founded Merck Co. I received a copy of this letter from the Parkinson’s Action Network yesterday regar ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million for Critical Step toward Development of Dyskinesia... by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( http://www.michaeljfox.org) has awarded $1 million for a clinical study aiming to make a critical step toward ... Read on »
MIRAPEX NOW IN A GENERIC FORMULA by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health TEVA Announces Availability of Parkinson’s Disease Generic by Allison Cerra – NORTH WALES, Pa. (Jan. 4) A generic drug maker has announced the availability of a tr ... Read on »
Missing Mom by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health December 6th will be 20 years since Mom slipped away into eternity.  Seems like yesterday I told her good-bye and kissed her when they took her into surgery.  Seems like ... Read on »
Much Needed Respite by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Now that July 4th has come and gone,  our nation has celebrated our birthday with fireworks, food, fellowship and fun!  When all the chores are done, and I’m able to do th ... Read on »
NEUPRO Patch Trial Information by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Image via Wikipedia Today I received these comments from a reader about the drug trial for the NEUPRO patch: I just received an email this morning that i ... Read on »
NEUPRO Update by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday was my quarterly visit to the Neurologist who monitors my participation in the Phase 4 clinical trial to get the Neupro patch approved by the F.D.A. for distri ... Read on »
Neupro Update by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Last week was my 3 month checkup with the neurologist for the Phase 4 FDA trial to get the Neupro patch back on the market in the U.S.A. Did you know that the patches ... Read on »
NEW & UPDATED Links to Parkinson’s Disease BLOGS & WEBSITES by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Marking Parkinson's - Image by EMSL via Flickr All of the links on the sidebar have been verified and they are active and corrected.   I have also added new ... Read on »
New Data Presented at the American Academy of Neurology Meeting Showed That Neupro(R) (Rotigotine... by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health At the 62nd American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Toronto, Canada last week evidence was presented that showed improvement in motor and non-motor symptoms of Pa ... Read on »
NEW Resource for Caregivers by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health PARKINSON FOUNDATION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA PUBLISHES BOOK FOR CAREGIVERS — “Caring with Courage and Compassion: Notes of Inspiration, Loneliness, Connection, ... Read on »
No News from UCB or FDA on Neupro Patch by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Circuits of the basal ganglia in Parkinson's disease, Image via Wikipedia With February upon us, I had hoped for good news for those PWP (people with Parkins ... Read on »
Now I Know….I Just Put One Foot in Front…. by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Parkinson’s Disease is quirky.  It’s like playing “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” when trying to get an accurate diagnosis.  And the quirkiness is really evident when trying ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Action Network 2011 Research & Public Policy Forum Webcast by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health On February 28, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) invites you to join them for the 2011 Research & Public Policy Forum Webcast. Thi ... 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 »