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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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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 »
23andMe Parkinson by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Posted using Posted in Uncategorized Read on »
Could Hydrogels Be the Key to a Cure for PD? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health My dear, dear husband gave me an interesting article to read this week.  He’s always on the lookout for hopeful news about a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.  For you see ... Read on »
An Excellent Blog Post by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Usually I struggle, mostly successfully, to keep a positive attitude about the direction our country is taking.  But this week, I have to agree with a certain father w ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
BLOGS ABOUT PARKINSON’S DISEASE by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I’ve spent several hours checking the links to the blogs on my sidebar.  Unfortunately, I’ve found several that are no longer active links – either the blogs hav ... 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 »
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 »
STANDING ON THE EDGE OF TIME by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today we are standing on the edge of time – the edge of a New Year – the edge of a new decade.  Not too very long ago we were preparing for Y2K and the highly anticipa ... Read on »
What do you do when someone you love is hurting?? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health What do you do when someone you love is hurting? Her puppy died a sad death from a wound that was really no one’s fault.  Sometimes dogs cannot fight the infection and ... Read on »
THANK YOU! by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thanks to everyone who voted for me on the Wellsphere Top Health Blogger Award Contest.  While I didn’t win the TOP award, I am #31 in the 2009 ... 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 »
WHY CARE ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM?? by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I am sitting here this morning and I’m furious…more than furious….LIVID.  Usually I refrain from sharing ANY of my political thoughts since the focus of this blog is Par ... Read on »
The Reflection in the Mirror by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Tonight I couldn’t sleep – yes, once again, the result of Parkinson’s Disease or the drugs or both – I don’t know.  So, as I sat in the kitchen sipping chicken soup and ... Read on »
Dealing with the Cold Weather by bibmomma Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s been unusually COLD in Texas these last few days.  We had almost 4 inches of SNOW in Houston, Austin had over 1 hour of snow flurries and it seems the white stuff w ... 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 »