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Archive for May 2015

Parkinsonism – Part 2 in a Series

In our first Post in this series we looked at the causes and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). In this Post I would like to consider Parkinsonism, which is often confused with Parkinson’s Disease. “Parkinsonism” is the clinical definition of a variety of different underlying pathologies that can cause Parkinson’s-like symptoms such as slowing of movement,…

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What is Parkinson’s Disease? – Part 1 in a Series

In this first in a series of Posts on Parkinson’s disease were going to look at its etiology (cause), characteristics and symptoms. Future posts in this series will include, among other things, Parkinsonism (a “cousin” to Parkinson’s disease), treatment methods – both traditional and alternative, risk factors, preventative measures and a look at Home Care…

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Forms of Dementia-Part 4 in a Series

In Parts Two and Three of this series we looked at different types of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and discussed their etiology (cause), characteristics and symptoms. In this Post I would like to look at three other types. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration and Creutzfeldt-Jakob…

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Different Forms of Dementia -Part 3 in a Series

In Part Two of this series we looked at several types of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia, and discussed their etiology (cause), characteristics and symptoms. In this Post I would like to look at two other types: Parkinson’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a fairly common…

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