Resource Spotlight for Blog

August 25, 2014

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Resource Spotlight: First Connect My Page

Resource Spotlight for Blog

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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 the articles address topics such as coming to terms with your diagnosis, common misconceptions about PD, PD symptoms, and many more.

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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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May 22, 2014

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Resource Spotlight: HDBuzz

In spirit of Huntington’s Disease (HD) awareness month this May, HDBuzz is our Resource Spotlight.  HDBuzz is a website dedicated to rapidly sharing high-quality HD research news to the global community.  All content is written in plain language by clinicians and scientists who specialize in HD, covering both laboratory and clinical research.  The goal of […]

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May 16, 2014

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Special Report: Needs assessment results

Special Report: Needs assessment study results by:  Sarah K. Lageman, PhD, ABPP-CN Neuropsychology Program Director VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center (VCU PMDC) is committed to sharing results of our research projects with the community.  Understandably, this can take some time to collect and analyze the data.  Dr. Lageman […]

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May 5, 2014

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Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K 2014 results

RESULTS Movin’ & Shakin 5K – May 3, 2014 MALE GROUP: 1     1   GEOFFREY BRIERS                   19:14 2     2   LANE JOHNSON                      20:47 3     3   MAX MALINSKY                      20:53 4     4   JESSE PETERS                      21:26 5     5   TIMOTHY SMITHERS                  22:15 6     6   OWEN JOHNSON                      22:21 7     7   KURT TWIFORD                      22:32 8     8   EARL PALMER                       22:42 9     9   ANDRE NUNES                       […]

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