Our STORY! From Guardians of Hope creator, Briana Beaver. .
. "I wish I were a millionaire so I could give it all away to people facing ongoing health challenges. If you're like me, you have been struggling to save your life in more ways than one. The financial constraints of paying for healing modalities are PERVASIVE! As the former executive director of a nonprofit for children, I am well-versed in the complicated application process for grants. Nonetheless, when I became deathly ill eight years ago, my mother reached out to foundations, churches, synagogues, and other groups for support. The complicated application process and eligibility coupled with the daily crises of trying to survive made it impossible for me to find funds through any organizations. I was repeatedly turned away. Can you relate? If you have a similar story or have struggled to pay for medical care, I want to hear from you! I was fortunate to have community support through the cultivation of networking related to the nonprofit I ran and this literally saved my life for several years! Complete strangers stepped forward, offered financial support to keep me alive. So I am asking all of you out there to take action in the name of humanity! We can cohesively save lives! If you have a story to share about financial struggles related to chronic illness, please send me a message to make your voice heard! Please visit the link in our bio to get involved."
The team at the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre used cutting-edge stem cell techniques to grow brain cells from skin cell samples donated by people with a rare genetic form of Parkinson's, and from healthy people without the condition.
The team followed the progression of the condition in brain cells made from the patients' stem cells and saw that a number of important genes became inactive when problems first started to occur inside the Parkinson's-inflicted cells.
The "switching off" of these genes early in the process brought the condition on later. This may mean that tasquinimod may work for some people with Parkinson's and not for others, and we are working on how to tell who will benefit." #parkinsonsdisease#parkinsons#parkinson#parkinsonsresearch#genomics#neuroscience#neuropathy#clinicaltrials
Lyles College of Engineering's, Dr. The Nguyen, talks to Amanda Venegas @abc30_actionnews about how the Tremelo tremor device is helping Parkinson's and essential tremor patients manage everyday tasks. Watch the difference when Parkinson's patient, Patrick Hallmark, puts on the device to do something as simple as using a spoon. Link in our bio.
More about how this device was developed and its projected impact once it hits the market in 2019 in Fresno State Magazine www.fresnostate.edu/magazine.
🎄Christmas🎄is the time for GIVING. Show your support for a 😍LOVED ONE 😍 with the ultimate gift to HELP FIND A CURE FOR PARKINSON'S. We can even send them an e-card to let them know you are thinking of them. 🧡💛🧡💛link in bio. #christmasgiving#parkinsons#giftoflove#giftofhope#cure
Please join us in Congratulating Jan for being nominated as our CAREGiver of the Month for December! At age 49, Jan decided to switch careers and turned to CAREGiving. She was looking for a career that allowed her to connect with others in a more meaningful way. We are so grateful to have Jan and sincerely appreciate all that she does for her clients.💜
What do pets and weighted blankets have in common? Both are very calming and therapeutic. Studies show that pets and therapy animals can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness and social isolation. That’s exactly the feeling you will get when you cuddle up at night with your new Sera weighted blanket!
It’s the Christmas 🎄 Special for our English National Ballet/National Dance Company Wales, Dance for Parkinson’s class on Thursday. Here is a short video of the group sharing their repertoire last week.
A vital part of maintaining a healthy state is to nourish your body with what it needs and those needs are ever changing and fluctuating, especially as we age.
“Parkinson’s is closely connected to a lack of dopamine cells in your body, so researchers are looking for ways to increase dopamine naturally through diet.”
To see what research says about foods to eat and avoid to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, follow the link in our bio, or check us out on Facebook!
Rutgers University researchers focused on a fatty acid derivative of the neurotransmitter serotonin called EHT (Eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide). In studies with mice the team found that, when given together, EHT and caffeine boosted the activity of a catalyst known to prevent the accumulation of harmful proteins in the brain associated with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The published study in PNAS is titled, "Synergistic neuroprotection by coffee components eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide and caffeine in models of Parkinson's disease and DLB."
Published a guest post today by the founder of Rx Ballroom Dance. Check it out at thegirlwiththetreetattoo.com/blog 👀
NOW THROUGH DEC 25, 25% OF ALL SALES OF THE SOLO PRACTICE GUIDE WILL BE DONATED TO RX BALLROOM DANCE
#Repost @rx_ballroom_dance (@get_repost)
The gorgeous @hottamaletrain Mary Murphy, judge and choreographer on @danceonfox, generously endorses @rx_ballroom_dance as an honory board member. Mary lends her support in her personal story about how #Alzheimers has affected her family and how #ballroomdance dance is one of the leading preventors of neurological degenerative disorders.
Watch and get a sneak peak at how our first participant, James, is doing by Week 4 of his ballroom lessons. In just 4 weeks of only 30 minutes a week, James' coordination, balance and overall emotional well being has improved tremendously.
Support James' campaign today by donating: https://www.gofundme.com/rx-ballroom-dance
I have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and fortunately I am winning the battle through hardwork, patience and faith. Unfortunately there are many Parkinson warriors that don't have the same good fortune as myself. So I created an organization and a GOFUNDME called TRAP'D TOGETHER RISING AGAINST PARKINSON'S DISEASE. I want to raise money so that I can create a platform to be able to reach out to those whom which are losing their battle with Parkinson's and also provide proceeds for Parkinson's research. I want to share my story and also provide and bring positive energy to my PD WARRIORS. Thru social media I want to reach out to as many people as I can and let them know that I am there for them, that they are not alone and together anything is possible. Always keep fighting and never give up! #TRAPD . PLEASE SUPPORT SHARE AND REPOST... THANK YOU
Link in BIO
#Support the fight against Parkinson's disease. T.R.A.P'D TOGETHER RISING AGAINST PARKINSON'S DISEASE...... follow former #NBA star and Parkinson's warrior brother >>>>@briangrant44
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My father has Parkinson’s with lewy body dementia. He’s usually bed bound, but today we lifted him up and put him into the Danpala. I gave the 6.7-litre V8 the full beans and we even got a smile. When we got home he managed to say “well, that was rather good”. I cannot tell you how special it is to get a smile and a laugh out of him. Cars aren’t just lumps of metal... He’s always loved them and, whatever happens, he got a ride in Dan Gurney’s Impala. I think the two of them probably would have got on rather well. #dangurney#chevrolet#impala#parkinsons#dementia#v8#classiccars