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Mindfulness group now available

April 2, 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 and Therese Cash, M.S. will lead an 8-week program.  The program is open to patients of the VCU Parkinson’s […]

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

February 3, 2015

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No two journeys are the same

February 18, 2014

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At the VCU PMDC you can access a variety of paths to meet your unique needs. Don’t worry. We’ll be with you every step of the way. The infographic above visually describes the various aspects of the VCU PMDC.  We’re a hybrid organization with several programs that can be complicated to describe and understand. We […]

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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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Reflections and Aspirations

December 19, 2013

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PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reflects on the past year and asks “what can we do for you?” in 2014. As we approach the new year and all the promise of 2014, I encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect on this past year and the coming year: What has gone well for […]

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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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Fall 2013 Education Seminars

September 4, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is hosting educational seminars this fall for people and families impacted by movement disorders. With a newly renovated and expanded location, the PMDC is able to host intimate education sessions and support groups.  This fall’s agenda includes sessions on deep brain stimulation (DBS) and tips for living with Parkinson’s. […]

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Living well with Parkinson’s survey

August 28, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center researchers conducting a survey evaluating living well with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Sarah Lageman and Andrea Garroway, M.S., a VCU doctoral psychology student, are conducting a survey investigating how people are able to live well with Parkinson’s disease.  The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of […]

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Parkinson’s Community Education Day 2013

July 26, 2013

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Registration now available for Parkinson’s Community Education Day on Saturday, October 12, 2013. This annual conference for individuals and families impacted by Parkinson’s, and all who are interested in learning more about the disease is co-hosted by the APDA Richmond Metro Chapter, APDA Information & Referral Center at UVA, PADRECC at McGuire VAMC and VCU […]

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Young Onset Parkinson’s Resources

June 13, 2013

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Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) before the age of 40 are considered young onset in terms of a medical perspective.  These individuals diagnosed earlier in life often face challenges with employment, parenting, caring for aging parents, maintaining relationships and managing financial and legal issues.ª Here are a few helpful resources for young onset PD: […]

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