February Meeting Reminder

Our February meeting is next Wednesday. This is one of those meetings that give truth to our group name – support group. Rather than have a speaker  come , we share our experiences and knowledge with each other in mutual support . What is the subject this month? When its group only, I usually pick a starter […]

Live Your Life!

LIVE YOUR LIFE! This was the upbeat message brought to our group by one of our area’s pre-eminent Movement Disorder Specialists, Dr. Drew Falconer.  Dr.  Falconer, along with his partner, Dr. Sean Rogers, make up the INOVA Movement Disorders Center. ” Dr. Drew”, as he is sometimes called, was a favorite speaker from last year and […]

My Friends, This One is for You!

Hey, all you group members out there, this post is dedicated to YOU! When we first met, we were so happy to find that there were others out there facing some of the same challenges as ourselves.  We weren’t alone in the daily slog of tackling our Parkinson’s Disease.  To repeat one of my favorite […]

Dear Abby – Advice from the Membership: Starting on Rytary

Every so often  a member will ask to speak to anyone in the group who has experience with something they are going through.  Usually, I broadcast the question and then forward who they could contact.  Yesterday’s subject was put to us as this: Opinions and advice requested on this Rytary question.  (Rytary is a new […]

March (ing) and Other Steps to Good Health

  After one of our periodic social lunches, we had a very worthwhile visit from physical therapist, Ellen Krasniak, Clinic Director of Physiotherapy Associates in Ashburn, Virginia. A member who had benefited from her services recommended the group invite her in. We’re so glad we did! Points she made: Gait issues : A metronome (or […]