@research team: OK, thanks for the clarification.
@goldengirl: I don't have PD. My father has. I try to be up to date as much as I can. I don't trust doctors. The first doctor my father went to tried to give him something with levedopa in it. But I was informed and knew this is not the standard procedure. I knew you had to postpone levedopa therapy as much as possible in order to avoid dyskinesia as much as possible. So I sent him to a different and better doctor. He gave him azilect and mirapex. My father is great now. And indeed, this is what I expected as initial medication for PD.
But still, I have the feeling even this better doctor is not completely up to date about research in PD. He didn't tell my father about the importance of sports. Luckily, I found out about this and I told this to my father. My father says he feels good every time he does sports. If he doesn't do sports for a long time, he feels worse.
I try to be up to date with all neuroprotective things. I want to be sure that when some positive results are there, that I can take immediate action. For the moment, the only thing I make him drink is 1 or 2 black teas a day. I have seen papers showing black tea even rescues neurons with rats; also black tea is known to prevent people to get PD with 70 %. I don't know whether this will help him, but this is the best I can do at the moment. I don't want to treat him as a lab rat and make him try different kind of stuff.
At the moment I am hoping for results from things like exenatide, creatine, inosine, cogane, LMTX, ...
So now you know why I post this much
. I see so many interesting things that give us hope, so I have to share this with everyone.