Archive | January, 2014

White Paper: What is translational research and why do we need it?

January 29, 2014

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What is Translational Research & Why Do We Need It? by: James P. Bennett, Jr. M.D., Ph.D. Bemiss Professor Director, VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center Translational research is something most of us agree we need more of, but many have trouble defining. To help you grasp what translational research is, it is necessary to […]

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Top 5 reasons to sign up for the 5K

January 29, 2014

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 Top 5 Reasons to Register Here are 5 great reasons to join us – either in person or in spirit as a virtual Mover & Shaker! 5. Win fabulous prizes! Of course, everyone’s a winner with our stylish commemorative race t-shirt, but we also have amazing prizes for two teams that […]

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Featured Speakers – Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat

January 28, 2014

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Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat July 25 – 27, 2014 Roslyn Retreat Center 8727 River Rd. Richmond, VA This retreat will provide an enriching experience, connecting people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their carepartners with others in a residential retreat. Attendees will leave with the tools and resources they need to reinforce concepts learned. Instructors include both health […]

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Incidence on the rise

January 28, 2014

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  Work at the VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center is focused on reducing these numbers by developing treatments that stop disease progression. You can be a part of this important movement to advance life-changing research, join the movement today: Volunteer for a clinical research project Consider brain donation to advance understanding of the biology […]

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Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat

January 26, 2014

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Registration now open! Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat July 25 – 27, 2014 Roslyn Retreat Center 8727 River Rd. Richmond, VA This retreat will provide an enriching experience, connecting people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their carepartners with others in a residential retreat. Attendees will leave with the tools and resources they need to reinforce concepts learned. Instructors […]

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Sex, Intimacy & Movement Disorders

January 26, 2014

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In his latest Bennett Minutes video, Dr. Jim Bennett addresses sexual dysfunction and intimacy problems commonly experienced by individuals with movement disorders. Looking for more information?  Read this blog post about sexual issues in Parkinson’s.  

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Slowed digestion in Parkinson’s disease

January 17, 2014

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Do you have Parkinson’s and suffer from slowed digestion? Dr. Leslie Cloud is conducting a research study to look at whether a new drug will improve digestion and response to levodopa in Parkinson’s disease.  She is looking for volunteers who are willing to participate in the study. In order to be eligible, volunteers must meet […]

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Exercise & Your Brain

January 13, 2014

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In his latest Bennett Minutes video, Dr. Jim Bennett discusses the importance of exercise on the aging brain. Are you ready to get moving?  Register for our Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K! Not sure where to start?  We’ve put together this resource guide of exercise programs for movement disorders in Virginia. Be sure to discuss starting […]

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Pieces of Hope

January 8, 2014

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Pieces of Hope A Special Call for Artwork The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is finally settled into our newly expanded space and we’ve been so focused on research and patient care; we haven’t had time to decorate! Are you an artist willing to donate pieces of hope to fill our walls?  We need […]

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Parkinson’s Disease 2014 – Recommendation Review

January 7, 2014

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Today we are blogging from “Parkinson’s Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives” conference at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).  Vicki Humphreys, PMDC Administrator shares with you what we’re learning about the national direction of Parkinson’s research in the United States. The goal of the PD2014 is to “seek consensus on, and […]

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