What do you think of the PBS film on PD "My father, my brother, and me"?

I just saw this February 2009 report on the net:

video.pbs.org/video/1082086...

I watched with my wife and her mother, who lives with us. We were moved and informed. Even tho my own dad has advanced PD, it scares me to see it on TV. That said, it is a good intro for new parkies and our families.

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  • Thanks for the post. I just ordered the DVD for $20US from PBS. I plan to place it in my support group's lending library.

  • I have never heard of this film but will certainly try to obtain a copy. Thanks

  • i have just watched it and found it both moving and infuriating- to think that stemcells are avaikable and just being wasted ......

  • Some scientists are experimenting with cell-transplantation. They have used stem cells from mouse embryos to make dopamine-producing cells and treat Parkinson's in animals. But until now, a similar approach in mice using human embryonic cells hasn't worked well. Not only have human-derived dopamine cells not perform efficiently when transplanted into animals, they have also triggered the growth of unwanted tumor-like structures.

    At this point I'm not ready to trade PD for cancer,

  • You can watch "My father, my brother, and me" online here....

    video.pbs.org/video/1082086...

  • Here is a link to an article about Iverson journals.lww.com/neurologyn...

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