November: Nutrition,and Eating Well As the Holidays Begin

With Thanksgiving, November is the beginning of our great food season. Whatever holidays we celebrate, we all enjoy the plethora of food that fills or tables and then our stomachs. So before we pull out the holiday decorations, we turned our attention to the issue of Nutrition. We were very lucky to have, as our […]

Nutrition Takes the Lead in Time for Holiday Meals!

Let me start by saying thank you for all the good wishes as I dealt with my mother’s recent passing.  It marked a third loss for me  in a short period of time .  Two dear friends, Ken Flavin and Karen Allen, also passed away recently.  Each showed me how to be a better person. […]

October : Women’s Fitness, Exercise Benefits

(Contributed by Guest Poster, Sandy.  Thanks to her for filling in while  I took care of personal matters.) For those of you who couldn’t be at our October 7th meeting, we missed you! A wonderful speaker, Joy McLaughlin, a PT at INOVA Fair Oaks hospital gave a talk on exercise for women with PD. She […]

The Stigma of Parkinson’s Disease

The elderly woman was taking a tour of a residential facility.  She wasn’t happy with her current residence for a variety of reasons.  So she was looking carefully at this one, hoping it would be a better fit.  When the tour took her to the therapy room,  she got into a conversation with the staff […]

Walking Off Parkinson’s in Washington, DC

The local Parkinson’s charitable foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA), held its annual fundraising walk, “Walk off Parkinson’s, this morning.  As before, it was held at the MLB Washington Nationals stadium, Nats Park.  The stadium itself is a good draw, it’s the one time you can go to DC and 1) find parking and […]

Inosine, Rytary, Alpha-synuclein…Oh, My!

  If you aren’t familiar with the subjects listed in the title, you must have missed the September meeting.  Look at all you missed! It was wonderful to be back together.   We had a full agenda, including a visit by neurologist Drew Falconer, MD. Dr. Falconer and his partner, Sean Rogers, MD, along with […]

what’s wrong with me? by Dr. De Leon

This interesting article tells the tale of neurologist Maria De Leon, as she fought to discover her own diagnosis. We can probably all relate with her path of discovery for answers. The difficulty of diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease is obvious here, when even a neurologist struggles like we did. Dr. De Leon is also the author […]