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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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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 »
Taking a Break! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Image by Okinawa Soba via Flickr I wish I could say this is me, sitting in a relaxed pose, knitting away. However, it’s not.  I’ve been given 5 more stat ... 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 »
Study: Brain energy crisis may spark Parkinson’s – Medical Research News – AARP... by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Study: Brain energy crisis may spark Parkinson’s – Medical Research News – AARP Bulletin . This is an interesting study that suggests the tiny mitochondria in our bra ... 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 »
UPDRS Update by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   Image via Wikipedia   My 6 month visit with the neurologist here was very, very good.  They did the UPDRS ( Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scal ... 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 »
“Day By Day” Diary Now On Sale for Parkinson’s Patients by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Wayne Lomas (L) presents ring #29 to Ian Findlay(r) for coaching Glen Housman to Gold in the 1500M Freestyle at the 1989 Tokyo Pan Pacific Championships Nicole F ... Read on »
YIPPEE for NOW! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health National Institutes of Health - Image via Wikipedia I received this message in my email last Thursday – but I’m just now catching up on reading emails. YIP ... Read on »
Americans with Short Memories…AND They Don’t Have Alzheimers by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Memory loss - Image by fotoamater.com via Flickr Americans have short memories.  I’m talking about Americans that DON’T have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disea ... Read on »
Vietnam Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health San Antonio Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1 The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has finally made disability compensation and accessibility of health ... 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 »
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 »
Bashing Doctors by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Image by de² via Flickr I’m not a fan of bashing anyone….especially doctors.  However, I read an article in the New York Times on Monday about “ Doctors Wh ... Read on »
Barriers to Mental Health Care Utilization in Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A Survey Study for PD Patients funded by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) My experiences with drug studies and surveys about Parkinson’s Disease have been mostl ... Read on »
A Fine Doctor who Blogs! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A fellow PwP sent me a link to an interesting blog called Musings of a Distractible Mind – Thoughts of a moderately strange (yet not harmful) primary care physician.  This ... 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 »
The Grass Withers, the Flower Fades…. by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Wildflowers The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 When the melancholy waves of the past crash aroun ... Read on »
1 For All – Building Awareness of the 1st Amendment by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health 1 for All is a national nonpartisan program designed to build understanding and support for First Amendment freedoms. 1 for All provides teaching materials to the nati ... Read on »
Transformation for People with Parkinson’s Disease by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I took this picture a few years ago not too far from where I live.  For those who are non-Texans, these are Bluebonnets [genus Lupinus in the legume family (Fabace ... Read on »