Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Have Met Their Match with This Cancer Therapy

What if there was a medication that could treat not just one, but multiple devastating diseases: leukemia, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and Parkinson’s? At Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers are hopeful that nilotinib is that medication. Now approved to be used in those with one type of leukemia, a small trial is producing great excitement in its promising results to clear the brain of toxic proteins.Georgetown’s medical director of the translational…

The Potential Impact of Electrode Implants on Stroke Survivors

In a new, ongoing trial, deep-brain stimulation – more commonly used for Parkinson’s patients – is being tested on stroke survivors. Involving the implantation of an electrode that stimulates a particular area of the brain, the anticipated response will be a reversal of the paralysis so often encountered following a stroke, and the restoration of mobility.In order to comprehend how a stroke restricts normal brain function, Laurie Ann Bonkoski, a…

Seniors Trying to Declutter: Here’s Some Much-Needed Downsizing Help!

In Iowa, most of us have areas of our homes designated as storage areas. But oftentimes those storage areas spill over into other areas of the home as increasingly more memorabilia is saved with the thought of, “I can’t get rid of this. I may want it someday.”Yet, what happens when “someday” never happens, and those piles of things turn out to be more of a burden than a benefit?…