Tag Archives: basal ganglia

Coffee-drug for Parkinson’s and dementias?

We have been told the benefits of caffeine (see more info HERE). What researchers are finding is that caffeine, the world’s most widely used drug, does more than wake people up. Caffeine is linked to improvements in memory and appears to protect against the destruction of brain cells. One of the results find that people who drank two or more… Read more »

Parkinson’s disease… more than a movement disorder.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is more than a movement disorder. Dementia is one of the things people worry about. And a number of people with PD can develop cognitive changes. I want to stress these are DIFFERENT things. Dementia is a loss of intellectual function (memory, reason, problem solving, abstract reasoning) which is qualitatively different from a previous state of life…. Read more »