The previous blog looked at a journal article entitled: Effects of exercise on sleep in neurodegenerative disease, and focussed on its comments about sleep, exercise and Parkinson’s disease. This post looks at what the article has to say about exercise, sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.Continue reading “Exercise and sleep in Alzheimer’s”
Anxiety is a very common medical problem in its own right, but it is also one of the non-movement or non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. Red and near infrared light seem to have a very good effect on anxiety.
This article tells the story of Joy Milne, a Scottish nurse who realised that she could smell Parkinson’s disease. Tragically, she noticed the smell on her husband, a decade before he was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The smell comes from the changes in the skin, the same changes that affect tolerance to temperature changes.
Read to the end, as Joy’s comments are very powerful. She shows how the non-movement symptoms of Parkinson’s can be far more damaging to quality of life and relationships than the tremors and other movement problems.
For more about the non-movement symptoms and their importance, read parts 4 and 5 of this post.