I have discovered two separate posts from unrelated sources with intriguing details about Stem Cells Therapy.
……………………………………….. The first indicating a need for additional research:
“Talked to my husband’s neurologist yesterday. He is a movement specialist, very down to earth. He said stem cell therapy will probably be the answer in the future. He said their doing a lot of research on it in Russia. A few of his patients went there for the surgery. The problem is they have figured out how to tell the stem cells where to work. They work in all parts of the body. The one client had the stem cells infused into her spinal system and the brain stem cells started working there causing more problems with her walking. They had to go back and try to remove them. He said it needs a lot more research”
…………………………………………….. And this glowing report: in which the author believes he can credit the therapy with his improved quality of life:
I have been through the Memory Testing and it was never connected to PD meds. A lot of us get Parkinson’s type of Dementia and my Neurologist didn’t want to put me on anything until it got worse.
Mine slowly got worse over the years, then after we moved away from Round Rock, Tx. and I hadn’t found another Doctor yet. I couldn’t remember from one second to the next and I got so aggravated at myself and would get so embarrassed when talking to people. I could never complete a sentence because I couldn’t remember what I was talking about, this was constant. I would think of something so I would try to write it down but by the time I picked up the pen, I would forget what I was going to write.
Since I had the Stem Cell Therapy my Dementia has improved and I don’t have any issues now, other than forgetting something every now & then (normal old age). As well as all my other issues improved including my PD symptoms.
I know it’s not easy to deal with memory issues and it is scary as well. Just be careful with them jacking with your meds because then it could make worse issues for you. I would recommend doing your research on the PD meds you are taking and see if any of the side effects cause Dementia type of issues. From what you’re saying you have not had any changes in your PD meds in a long time, so I would find it hard to believe it is now causing you to have memory issues.
Remember to take charge of your health care and be armed with your research & knowledge of the good & bad issues with the PD meds, what’s worked for others with PD, and the more knowledge you have the better. A Doctor can only give you advice and recommendations but in the end, it’s your choice how you want to proceed. A good Doctor will work with you on a plan that works for you on this PD journey. Too many Doctors just prescribe the PD meds and say I ‘ll see you again in six months, this is bull crap.
Hang in there, it will get better!!! Take Care; Tex
…………………………………..Just sharing.. for what it is worth.