Priceless Time

What a great meeting we had today!  With no outside guest speaker, and the holidays behind us, it was time to keep the meeting members only with a freeform conversational flow.  Topics ranged from medications old and new as well as what is coming down the pike.  Some time was spent discussing the possibility of […]

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. […]

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 […]

September Meeting Agenda Makes it a No-Miss Event

Is September 2nd marked on your calendar? It is the first fall meeting of the Support Group and we’re kicking it off with a bang. We’ll start with a catch-up session to see how everyone is. Then at 1:30, Dr. Drew Falconer will join us to talk about our “favorite” disease – Parkinson’s. Dr. Falconer […]