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September 8, 2014

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Dystonia services at VCU PMDC

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Whether your dystonia is primary or secondary, focal or generalized,
VCU PMDC is a resource for evaluation and treatment.

Our movement disorder specialist neurologists are available to evaluate dystonia and offer individualized treatment plans which may include:

  • medications
  • non-medication therapies including physical therapy and speech therapy
  • botulinum toxin injections
  • deep brain stimulation surgery consultation

All of these services are offered in our convenient location in the suburbs just west of downtown Richmond.

To schedule an appointment, please call (804) 662-9185

 

 

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September 4, 2014

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VCU PMDC studying new drug in Huntington Disease

Dr. Claudia Testa is serving as the site principal investigator for the PRIDE-HD study at VCU PMDC. The VCU PMDC Huntington Disease (HD) Program is one of 30 global sites in this multinational treatment trial. PRIDE-HD is a clinical research trial looking at the safety of an investigational drug, pridopidine, and its effect on the […]

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September 3, 2014

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3 Facts about Dystonia

Dystonia awareness month is upon us, and we’d like to spread the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation message “Dystonia is not a country” with these 4 facts about the movement disorder that affects an estimated 300,000 people in the US and Canada. 1.  Dystonia is an involuntary contraction of muscles, causing repetitive or twisting movements that […]

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August 25, 2014

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Resource Spotlight: First Connect My Page

Resource Spotlight for Blog

The National Parkinson Foundation has created the First Connect My Page, a resource designed for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  We feel that it also could be helpful for those diagnosed for many years. The First Connect My Page is a free resource, providing access to articles written by people with Parkinson’s.  Some of […]

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July 17, 2014

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Regional conferences

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Not able to make our conference this fall?  We’ve compiled a list of other conferences for those not able to travel to Richmond. September 13, 2014 – Parkinson Disease Symposium Fishersville, VA.  Hosted by Fishersville PD Support Group Download flyer September 13, 2014 – Parkinson’s Symposium: Care for Parkinson’s – Caring for you Charlotte, NC.  […]

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June 24, 2014

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And Parkinson’s Makes Three

And Parkinson’s Makes Three By: Peggy van Hulsteyn Parkinson’s disease is the unwanted third party in my marriage: he’s the elephant in the room, the man who came to dinner, and the worst house guest ever, all rolled into one. How has this insidious intruder affected my wedded bliss? Initially his shenanigans did indeed cause […]

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June 18, 2014

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction study

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their Caregivers We are now in our final stages of recruitment for a clinical trial:  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their Caregivers.    This study will investigate potential benefits of a group-based stress reduction intervention on quality of life, physical health, and psychological […]

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June 17, 2014

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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy Body Dementia The recent passing of radio legend Casey Kassum raises awareness of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). This degenerative form of dementia is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s Disease or Alzheimer’s Disease. LBD impacts an estimated 1.3 million individuals and families in the United States alone. LBD refers to both Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia […]

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June 13, 2014

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2014 Parkinson’s Community Education Day

Parkinson’s Disease Community Education Day – October 11, 2014 With a theme of wellness and rehabilitation for people and families living with Parkinson’s Disease, this year’s conference includes sessions on complementary therapy, exercise, DBS and quality of life, nutrition, and caregiving. An early bird registration fee of $20 will be offered July 1-31, 2014.  Rates […]

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May 23, 2014

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Parkinson’s Workshop Series

The Hermitage and VCU PMDC have partnered to produce a series of seminars on Parkinson’s Disease.  Whether you want information for yourself or a family member, you’ll find easy-to-understand information. Sign up and join experts each Wednesday in June to explore ways to enhance your quality of life. Time:  6:00 PM Location:  The Hermitage, 1600 […]

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