Parkinson's Disease

A drug that's already approved for treating leukemia appears to dramatically reduce symptoms in people who have Parkinson's disease with dementia, or a related condition called Lewy body dementia.

A pilot study of 12 patients given small doses of nilotinib found that movement and mental function improved in all of the 11 people who completed the six-month trial, researchers reported Saturday at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago.

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A Georgetown man is benefiting from a portable infusion pump that delivers a drug to treat his Parkinson's disease symptoms.  The device is designed for patients who have seen little success with traditional, oral methods.  

70 year-old Marion Cox participated in a University of Kentucky clinical trial.  He says the drug delivery method has made a big impact on his life.

A team of doctors at the University of Kentucky will investigate new treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease.   It potentially could reverse the brain damage done by Parkinson’s.