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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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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 »
An Unexpected Gift – Parkinson’s Forum by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I received an unexpected gift.  A gift of information, camaraderie and a feeling that I’m not all alone in this struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Today I di ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A Morning Revelation by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Good Morning!  How lovely to be a morning glory, soaking up the Texas sun.  This morning, and yesterday’s morning revealed something to me about Parkinson’s Disease ... Read on »
Biomarkers & Clinical Trials in PD Research by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Last week I had the opportunity to attend a seminar in Houston hosted by the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Baylor College of Medicine’s Parkinson’s Disease Center and ... Read on »
Back in the Saddle AGAIN! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I’ve just returned from a wonderful few days in the mountains, near the river with hummingbirds whizzing by every morning.  The need to recuse myself from the stresses of ... Read on »