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.Continue reading “Interest in Apathy – at last!”
Al has Parkinson’s and he started using a two-wavelength Duo Coronet in July last year, once daily in the morning.
I had an email from Al the other day, and I have his permission to quote his very interesting comments.
‘If I miss a day session, there is a gradual change in me. Bad dreams come back, my tolerance level goes way down and my lethargy goes way up.’Continue reading “Three days”
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.Continue reading “Apathetic about Apathy”
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 look like depression but it is a very different symptom. Anti-depressant medication won’t help at all. Apathy relentlessly destroys all motivation and interest in life. Once present, there is no turning back because there is no treatment for apathy…Continue reading “Parkinson’s and apathy”
Twelve people in South Australia volunteered to participate in a study on the effect of near-infrared light on people with Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Liebert presented the findings of a preliminary analysis of the data to the study participants, their families and members of Parkinson’s South Australia on Tuesday 9 September 2019.Continue reading “South Australian PD study – early results”
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 to be created, stimulate blood vessels to increase connections- neuroprotection, neurogenesis and angiogenesis.Continue reading “It really does work…”