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Mindfulness -based group therapy sessions forming

July 20, 2015

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Our research trial of mindfulness-based therapy in individuals with Parkinson’s disease was a great success, and we’ve decided to launch a new clinical program at our center to continue to offer mindfulness-based group therapy. Dr. Lageman will lead an 8-week program.  The program is open to patients of the VCU Medical Center. The group will […]

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Eye-tracking research featured in VCU News

June 15, 2015

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Over the past decade, Dr. Mark Baron, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Wetzel and George Gitchel with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at VCU, have investigated how eye movements are related to neurological movement disorders.  They have utilized an eye tracking device, that consists of a headband with two small cameras, recording how a volunteer’s […]

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Essential Tremor Awareness Month

March 1, 2015

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Join us this March in raising awareness for Essential Tremor, the most common movement disorder.  It is estimated to affect up to 4% of the population over the age of 60.  This tremor occurs with actions, like writing, eating, drinking, and typing; and can range from annoying to socially embarrassing to severely disabling. Dr. Claudia […]

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K on 5/2/15

February 3, 2015

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6th Annual Reasons for HOPE for Essential Tremor

January 26, 2015

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Treatment for the Body and Mind Learn about current trends in Essential tremor (ET) treatment and research, and try out new skills to live well with ET. When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: 10:30 AM – 4:15 PM Location: VCU Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Cost: $10 per person and includes […]

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Resource Spotlight: Dr. Giroux Holistic Brain Health

October 23, 2014

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Dr. Monique Giroux recently spoke at the annual Parkinson’s Community Education Day in Richmond, Virginia.  Dr. Giroux is the only movement disorders neurologist who is also fellowship trained in integrative medicine. She shared several great resources and tips during her presentation about integrative medicine and Parkinson’s disease, and encouraged patients to be a partner in […]

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Gentle yoga class – Richmond

September 29, 2014

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NEW Gentle Yoga Class starting October 13, 2014 in Richmond, VA Sarah Humphries E-RYT200 has located space for a new class appropriate for people with movement disorders. WHEN:  Mondays TIME:  3:00 PMWHERE:  First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA This is a gentle yoga class with adaptations for those who need it.  The only […]

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Special Report: Needs assessment results

May 16, 2014

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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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Beyond Tremors: Essential Tremor vs. Parkinson’s Disease

March 23, 2014

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Essential tremor and Parkinson’s Disease are the two most common movement disorders, and are often misdiagnosed as the other. In celebration of Essential Tremor awareness month this March, we’ve been working to raise awareness about ET.  Our ET expert, Dr. Claudia Testa, explains the differences and similarities between Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease. Subscribe to […]

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Yoga for movement disorders

March 13, 2014

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Project Yoga Richmond is offering a 4 week gentle yoga class for individuals with movement disorders. The class will be tailored to the group so the postures will be gentle and comfortable, focusing on total body stretching, strengthening, balance, meditation and intentional breathing.  The class will take place in chairs, with some standing or lying […]

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