Women who stay at the house are under strict supervision
and typically stay in the house for around 90 days
before transitioning somewhere else in the community.
About 50-thousand people are diagnosed with Parkinson's
Disease every year in the U-S.
But now researchers are trying out a new type of medicine
that could make patients' lives easier.
Martie Salt has the details.
PLAYING THE FLUTE USED TO BE EASY FOR HELEN MICHAELSON
michael-SON, BUT NOW PARKINSON'S DISEASE HAS ROBBED
HER OF HER RHYTHM.
JUST SITTING STILL IS A STRUGGLE.
When I get nervous or, ya know, I mean, my hands.
It really affects everything.
Sometimes you get so overwhelmed as far as being tired.
You just can't go anymore.
It's called a dopamine agonist because it acts like
dopamine in the brain.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY
ROBERT HAUSER HOUZZ-errr SAYS THE STRIP OF MEDICINE
CAN RESCUE A PATIENT STUCK IN A DEBILITATING EPISODE
It's thought that the strip should provide benefit
within 20 to 30 minutes.
That's still under evaluation and it's thought that
it may last 60 to 90 minutes.
Again, that's still under evaluation.
A BRIDGE UNTIL HELEN'S NEXT ORAL MEDICATION KICKS
I'M MARTIE SALT, REPORTING.