The more I observe people with Parkinson’s disease using photobiomodulation, the more astonishing and wonderful it is to see the positive effect of daily lights on the significant and debilitating symptom of apathy.
As you can see, I’m anything but apathetic about apathy. See earlier posts about apathy: here, here, and here. I had a really interesting email from a chap who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease about a year ago. He had read my recent posts on apathy and he then considered the years leading up to … Continue reading “Apathy is an early symptom”
Apathy is “a frequent and disabling” symptom of Parkinson’s disease. You’d assume, given how frequently apathy occurs and how disabling it is, that the main websites supporting people with Parkinson’s would have lots of information about apathy. You’d be wrong.
Apathy is a prominent and nasty symptom of Parkinson’s disease. One researcher described it as “one of the most disabling” of all symptoms. Apathy can appear years before a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is made. At least a third of people with Parkinson’s will experience it and once it starts it never goes away. Apathy might … Continue reading “Parkinson’s and apathy”
Exercise and photobiomodulation are both neuroprotective.
I can understand the skepticism about the biological effect of red lights, because that’s where I started from. It seemed too good to be true. However, there is a wealth of excellent quality research out there, and the evidence is compelling that red and near infrared lights protect existing neurones, and can stimulate new neurones … Continue reading “It really does work…”