Category: Brain Works

Monopolizing the Game

My wife invited four of our friends for dinner on Saturday night as a quasi house-warming party. She thought it would be a good idea to have some board games that we could play so we bought Monopoly and Yahtzee. The opportunity to play never came up on Saturday but the next day Rose challenged […]

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Happiness and Parkinson’s Disease – The Parkinson Alliance

Our patient-centered research report on resilience and Parkinson’s Disease focused on how the ongoing challenges of having Parkinson’s can impact your life. It defined resilience as a dynamic process whereby individuals cope with and exhibit positive behavioral adaptation to stress, challenge, and adversity. The report noted that resilience seems to be more of a personality trait and […]

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The Art of Living with PD

When we talk about the traditional artistic mediums such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, we too often assume it requires skill, training and or talent.  But the truth is that you don’t have to have any formal training to enjoy the pleasure and benefits of creating art.  All that’s required is motivation to get […]

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Grape Skin Extract Protects Mitochondria in Flies with Parkinson’s Disease

Grape skin extract improves muscle function and extends the lifespan of flies with Parkinson’s disease, a study shows. The neuroprotective effect of grape skin extract was due to its potential to rescue mitochondria — cells’ powerhouses — from defects caused by the disease. The study, “Skin extract improves muscle function and extends lifespan of a […]

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Happiness and Parkinson’s Disease – The Parkinson Alliance

Our patient-centered research report on resilience and Parkinson’s Disease focused on how the ongoing challenges of having Parkinson’s can impact your life. It defined resilience as a dynamic process whereby individuals cope with and exhibit positive behavioral adaptation to stress, challenge, and adversity. The report noted that resilience seems to be more of a personality trait and […]

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