Archive | November, 2013

Progress in Parkinson’s Research – Part 5

November 20, 2013

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In the last part of a 5 part blog series, VCU PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reviews progress in Parkinson’s research. Parkinson’s disease laboratory and clinical research projects conducted at VCU PMDC are showing positive results, and we are confident that the results from these research projects can be rapidly “translated” into meaningful therapies for […]

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Virtual connections: Online Support Groups

November 13, 2013

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Andrea Perseghin continues the conversation about  finding the right support group fit.  In this post, she shares information about online support groups. Online support groups can be a great alternative for those who may  not be ready to attend a meeting in person, or cannot attend due to meeting time, location, or distance.  Connecting with […]

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Progress in Parkinson’s Research – Part 4

November 13, 2013

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In part 4 of a 5 part blog series, VCU PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reviews progress in Parkinson’s research. Parkinson’s disease laboratory and clinical research projects conducted at VCU PMDC are showing positive results, and we are confident that the results from these research projects can be rapidly “translated” into meaningful therapies for Virginians […]

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Taking a step in the right direction

November 12, 2013

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VCU PMDC physical therapist Jeff Hoder, PT, DPT, NCS presented “Taking a Step in the Right Direction: Physical Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease” November 9-10, 2013.  This was the first training course for physical therapists offered by the VCU PMDC. Fifteen physical therapists attended the course from various regions in Virginia, including the Northern […]

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Center advocates recognized on National Philanthropy Day®

November 12, 2013

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The Movers and Shakers group have been honored with the Spirit of Giving Award, presented by the Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This award recognizes their dedication to creating a comprehensive movement disorders center at VCU.  The group’s ongoing commitment has both raised the necessary funds to initiate the center, as […]

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Veteran’s Resources

November 11, 2013

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Thanks to all Veterans for their service to our country! The Veterans Health Administration recognized the importance of multidisciplinary care for individuals impacted by movement disorders by establishing six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC). The McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, Virginia is the designated SouthEast PADRECC site serving the southeastern region of […]

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Group forming for women with PD

November 7, 2013

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Members of the Richmond Parkinson’s community are forming a social group for women with PD. Many women have expressed an interest in a women’s only social PD group.  Preliminary plans are to meet monthly at a mealtime to socialize. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Joy Elliott at blessed4431@yahoo.com.  Please include the […]

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5 Blogs Connecting the Parkinson’s Community

November 7, 2013

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Blogs offer an alternative community of support to in-person support group meetings.  Reading and engaging with authors and/or other readers of Parkinson’s blogs by posting comments and feedback is a great way to connect with others in similar situations. Those who aren’t interested in or able to attend an in-person support group can connect with […]

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How to find a support group

November 6, 2013

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Andrea Perseghin shares tips for finding the right support group fit.  She leads the RVA YOPD support group, serving the young onset Parkinson’s community in Richmond, VA. Support groups can be great forums to connect with others to share struggles and frustrations, accomplishments and achievements, tips for managing your disease and recommendations or reviews of […]

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Richmond Metro Huntington Disease Support Group

November 6, 2013

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The Richmond Metro Huntington Disease support group is intended for those impacted by Huntington Disease – individuals with the disease, family members and caregivers. Day:  2nd Tuesday of each month Time:  6pm Where: VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center 6605 W. Broad St., First Floor Richmond, VA 23230 Please note – the building is accessed […]

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