September 8 Meeting Reminder

Our meeting is next Wednesday, September 8, at 1:00. Looking forward to seeing everyone and welcoming a few new members to our group. We are still planning to meet in person with precautionary measures to comply with our meeting facility, Fairfax County, and CDC recommendations and requirements to be as safe as we can. Having said […]

Welcome Back!

Our theme this year is Back-to-Basics. With all we have experienced over the past year-and-a-half, it’s a good time to return to the notion of living life fully again. What does that mean to each of us, apart from and along with our Parkinson’s journey?  September 8th heralds a new meeting year and a time to reunite […]

Notes From Our June Meeting

Our June 2 meeting was one full of sharing: what’s going on in our lives, what makes us feel fulfilled, our hobbies, our interests, and our passions. We also shared thoughts and ideas regarding upcoming meetings. We do not meeting during the summer months. Although meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, our […]

Pelvic Floor and “Other” Issues–Speaker Notes

We welcomed Shirlea North, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at Virginian Rehabilitation & Wellness, Inc, to our April 7 meeting via Zoom. A physical therapist who has worked with many people with Parkinson’s over the years, Shirlea has noticed the frequency of […]

Our Upcoming April 7 Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting! Date: Wednesday, April 7 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm via Zoom  Speaker: Physical Therapist Shirlea North Topic: Parkinson’s disease: the “Other” symptoms (including pelvic floor dysfunction) Zoom link will be sent out the day before the meeting. Please plan to log on 10-15 minutes early from a private area of […]

Dyskinesia and Dystonia: Speaker Notes

We welcomed Dr. Hannah Walters, MD, Neurologist/Movement Disorder Specialist, to our March 3 meeting via Zoom, who spoke about dyskinesia and dystonia in Parkinson’s disease. DYSKINESIA are movements outside of tremor, what Dr. Walters called, “the paradox of too much movement.” Dyskinesia is involuntary and uncontrollable, some times exhibiting as erratic and writhing whole body movements, […]

March 3rd Meeting Announcement

Our next meeting is Wednesday March 3. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Hannah Walters, MD, Neurologist/Movement Disorder Specialist, who will speak on Dystonia & Dyskinesia. Date: Wednesday, March 3  Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm via Zoom  Speaker: Dr. Hannah Walters, MD, INOVA Medical Group—Neurosciences Topic: Dystonia & Dyskinesia: What’s the Difference Between Them and What Can […]

Supplementing Traditional Therapy to Slow PD Progression–a wealth of speaker-provided information

“Call me Sam,” Dr. Samantha Evans says, introducing herself at our February 3rd Zoom meeting. She shares her impressive educational and professional background, including “working with two of the most prominent naturopathic doctors in the country: Dr. Marco Vespignani and Dr. Laurie Mischley.” The majority of Dr. Sam’s naturopathic practice is devoted to neurological issues: […]