Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Melatonin

Previously we discussed how melatonin can be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s disease (PwP) at a dose as low as 10 mg / day. Recent studies are confirming that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The relationship is not yet fully understood, but it is now clear that CVD is something that PwP need to be aware of and should be taking steps to try and prevent CVD from starting or advancing. Obviously CVD is problematic in other health issues as well as in the general public, but I will discuss how melatonin may be able to reduce the risk of CVD in PwP as well as in people in general.

The following meta analyses discusses how PwP are at higher risk for CVD even though it was previously speculated that PwP were at lower risk because they present with fewer vascular risk factors for CVD and smoke less. Smoking is a risk factor for CVD. If your doctor, neurologist, movement disorder specialist or other healthcare professional has not informed you of this risk factor for CVD, now you know and can take steps to try and prevent or lessen your chances for getting CVD

We have melatonin in 3 mg. Which helps Rusty (the neurotic dog) calm down during thunder storms or when neighbor’s set off fireworks.

Although these excerpts I shared are more about CVD, I suspect 10 mg. melatonin might be worth a try for calming anxiety or provide relief for sleep issues which are frequently problems for PwP.

Who says “You Can’t”

Who says ‘You can’t teach an old dog a new trick? I suppose my senior citizen status qualifies me as old … But I learned something this past week.

Due to my persistent drooling condition, the corners of my mouth were cracked and a very raw line had formed and descended down from both corners of my mouth, extending nearly 2/3rds of an inch down on each side of my chin. When I opened my mouth wide enough to insert my dentures the corners of my mouth would crack and bleed. It had become unsightly and made me grateful for being able to hide behind my ‘covid mask’.

What I learned from a grandson this past week, is that simply by applying a hydrocortisone cream onto the sore places morning and night, and in between times… the soreness can be held away. Of course the drooling will continue but I celebrate a small victory.

Negative Mindset

We only live once


Positive Mindset

We only die once. We live every day.