Archive | June, 2014

And Parkinson’s Makes Three

June 24, 2014

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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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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction study

June 18, 2014

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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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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

June 17, 2014

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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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2014 Parkinson’s Community Education Day

June 13, 2014

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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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