DBS Plus: An Experimental Treatment for Parkinson’s
Topic: Attend this presentation to learn about a new Parkinson’s treatment being studied at the UK HealthCare Brain Restoration Center that combines deep brain stimulation (DBS) with an experimental nerve-grafting procedure. In this combined approach, called DBS+, the surgeon transplants peripheral nerve tissue into an area of the brain where neurons are dying. The grafted cells are being […]Read the full story
About UsAnn Hanley was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 49. Parkinson's is a degenerative disease that damages and eventually destroys neurons in the brain, causing muscle rigidity and tremors, difficulty moving, unstable posture and ultimately death. Receiving the diagnosis wasn't easy, but instead of letting fear get her down, she focused her energy on lifting other Parkinson's patients up.
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