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    Neuroplasiticity and PD
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    njladyluck posted:
    Dr. Stacy:

    Hi, hope you are enjoying your summer! I was listening to a web seminar that was posted on another site of the Mid-West Conf. on PD. A nurse who was introducing a pd exercise specialist used the term "Neuroplasticity" that intrigued me and I looked it up on Wiki. The study of neuroplasticity seems relatively new since the 70's. Do you have any thoughts on neuroplasticity and PD not only physically but mentally as well? Can neuroplasticity be used in abating the symptoms of pd? Thanks!!!
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    Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
    Hi, nfladyluck,
    I tried to answer this question in the other chain. Please see if that helps.
     
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    susiemargaret responded:
    hello, N --

    the other chain to which dr. stacy is referring is at http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/831?@guest .

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    susiemargaret replied to Mark A Stacy, MD's response:
    hello, dr. stacy --

    thanks for taking the time to answer the Q on neuroplasticity. i know you have many responsibilities, and we appreciate tremendously your contribution to us.

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    susiemargaret responded:
    hello, N --

    quite by accident, i stumbled on this abstract to an article on neuroplasticity -- http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/short/appi.ajp.2009.08050757v2?rss=1 . it deals with schizophrenics but gives an explanation of what neuroplasticity is, which i thought might be used to you.

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    susiemargaret replied to susiemargaret's response:
    hello again, N --

    here is the citation for the full article (my previous post had only the abstract) -- http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/appi.ajp.2009.08050757v2 .

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    njladyluck replied to susiemargaret's response:
    Thank you Susie for your post. Sorry for the confusion of my post. Thank you for Dr. Stacy for your thoughts on neuroplasticity. I know I am a looney bird but I was thinking of trying to use my left side more (that is the side most affected right now) to see if I could get my brain to begin using another spot in my brain to make my left side less stiff and stronger. I'll let you know how it goes although it is very hard to remember to be a lefty when I am a righty . J Anyway that is my take on neuroplasticity. Thank you.
     
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    njladyluck replied to njladyluck's response:
    Hi all,

    Here are some web sites that give results of studies of nueroplasticity and pd. Kind of dry but read the analysis - VERY INTERESTING.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...

    http://www.nwpf.org/wellness/Physic...

    There is more in case anyone wants to search. Have a good day!!


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