Entries from Jürgen

New beginners course Zhineng Qigong for people with Parkinson’s

Zhineng Qigong consists of easy-to-learn movements that bring body and mind into balance in a natural way. This technique promotes the free flow of Qi in the body and helps to initiate healing processes in a natural way, improves health, strengthens the immune system,
reduces sensitivity to stress and improves memory and cognitive abilities.

Advances in the use of focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson’s disease

In recent years, researchers have made significant progress in using focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease. This non-invasive technique offers a promising alternative to conventional treatments and may be particularly beneficial for patients who are candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS) are not an option or do not wish to use them.

New approaches to on-demand medication – a lecture by Prof. Dr. Ceballos-Baumann

The lecture will address new approaches to on-demand medication for Parkinson's patients who suffer from a decrease in the effect of levodopa. These so-called off-phases occur when the effect of levodopa wears off before the next regular dose can be taken. Those affected not only experience a deterioration in the Mobility, but also influences on mood, discomfort, pain perception and circulation.

Current research results on the connection between fine dust and Parkinson's

Recent studies from England and the USA suggest that particulate matter and air pollutants such as NO2 may increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson's. These studies have shown significant differences in disease rates between areas with high levels of particulate matter and those with lots of green space. This report summarises the main findings and their implications, while also taking into account the limitations of the studies.

Looking over the fence – contributions from around the world

In a remarkable medical research project, Phase 2 trials are showing promising results for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a daily intake of gold nanocrystals can significantly reverse disease-related energy deficits in the brain and lead to functional improvements in patients. This innovative method could potentially offer new hope for people with these serious neurodegenerative diseases.

Virtual Reality: Activity and Joy Despite Parkinson’s

So what does the day look like for someone with Parkinson’s in the later stages of the disease? We ourselves like to ignore this part of the illness and we do everything we can to delay the point at which it occurs as much as possible. But it will come, that's a fact, at least for those with the disease at a young age, where Parkinson's disease has had enough time to develop.

A fictitious day in the life with Parkinson's, part 2

So what does the day look like for someone with Parkinson’s in the later stages of the disease? We ourselves like to ignore this part of the illness and we do everything we can to delay the point at which it occurs as much as possible. But it will come, that's a fact, at least for those with the disease at a young age, where Parkinson's disease has had enough time to develop.