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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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Parkinson’s Disease in a Dish by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Image via CrunchBase Genia Brin, mother of Google founder, Sergey Brin, contributed a dime size amount of skin cells from her upper arm to Stanford Universit ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Disease Updates by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Last week I was invited to attend a web conference “Parkinson’s Disease Check-up: What’s New, What’s Next in PD Management” where Daniel Kremens, M.D., co-director of the ... Read on »
PARKINSON’S UNITY WALK – APRIL 24, 2010 by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Where will you be on April 24, 2010?  Will you be at the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park in New York City?  Will you be at home lounging in your easy chair, ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Action Network – Your Opportunity to Be Heard by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I received the following email from PAN this week. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is giving PWP (people with Parkinson’s) an opportunity to speak up and voice o ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Disease & Stiffness by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This week I attempted to move all of the stuff in the china cabinet out, clean the shelves, give away the things I don’t need or use and move the cabinet. Of course, th ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Disease Drivers at Higher Risk of Crashes in Low Visibility by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The following article was in Science Daily. I’m interested in your opinion of this study.  Please leave your comments.  I’ll be posting mine in the next few days. Tha ... Read on »
PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH PANEL with FIND A CURE PANEL by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Find a Cure Panel People with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers can participate in quantitative online research designed specifically for them. Find A Cure Pane ... 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 »
Personal Thoughts on Sugar by bibmomma 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yes, I know sugar is evil.  I know that artifical sweeteners are evil.  I know powder sugared donuts are evil…..well, maybe not ONE, but if you eat the whole bag in one si ... Read on »
Politics in Getting Funds for Drug Research by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Some folks may say I am not fair in my assessment of how research funds are doled out by the National Institutes of Health.  They may even decide that I’m not objective in ... 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 »
Preparing for Death – Part 1 by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yeah, I know this sounds depressing, down-right morose and all that stuff.  But I’ve learned a few things in the last few weeks.  Today I spent the afternoon at the Funera ... Read on »
Preparing for Death – Part 2 by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health As mentioned in the previous blog post about “Preparing for Death”, I’m not trying to be morose, but I want to give helpful information to those of us who need to be think ... Read on »
Preparing for Death – Part 3 by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This is the third part in the series of blog posts on Preparing For Death.  This blog post deals with Recording your Wishes. I’ve posted previously about recording you ... Read on »
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM for PEOPLE with PARKINSON’S DISEASE by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Rich Sagall, MD., President of NeedyMeds wants us all to know about one of their new programs, a free drug discount card. There’s no registration process and any one c ... Read on »
RESEARCHERS HAVE IDENTIFIED GENES ASSOCIATED WITH ONSET AGE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE 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 young a ... Read on »
RESTING by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Last week I took off a few days and went to Durango, CO with a friend.  When in the midst of the work world I forget about the value of rest, the value of relaxation, th ... Read on »
REVISITING EXERCISE…groan by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yes, it’s the NEW YEAR!  And I refuse to make resolutions…they are so yesterday!  BUT, it is time to revisit the topic of exercise.  Since exercise allows me to be lim ... Read on »
Shame on U.S. Airways and Thank God for my Cane! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thank God for my cane! When I arrived in Charlotte, NC on U.S. Airways it was snowing and I waited for everyone else to de-plane so that I didn’t “hold them up”.  As I mad ... Read on »
Sidelinks to Parkinson’s Blogs Updated by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Tonight I updated all of the blogs that are listed on the right sidebar.  Unfortunately, three blogs that I’ve posted in the past have been taken down – so the list accura ... Read on »