April Meeting Today

 Just a reminder of our meeting on April 5,  please join us for our guest speaker,Trisha Stotler, of Insight Life Services.  Check her out on the web at http://www.insightlifeservices.com .She will be talking about meditation, one of the complementary  methods of treating our symptoms. Studies have also shown that  meditation can help prevent or delay dementia ,especially  when practiced […]

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 […]

Dear Fellow Members…Thanks for the Support

What I really enjoy about our group is that it truly is a “support ” group ready to share knowledge, information, ideas and tricks they’ve  learned along the way with each other.  its easy, over time, to become more of a speakers’ bureau but when ours leaned a bit too far in that direction, members […]

Speech and Yoga

SPEECH AND YOGA Summary of Presentation by Melanie-Joy Dorn, Speech-Language-Pathologist,Fair Oaks Hospital to the Women with Parkinson’s Disease, September 6, 2016. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++   It was a small but lively, upbeat group of women who showed up for the first of our programs. Our special guest for month was well-known and respected Speech-Language Pathologist Melanie-Joy Dorn. […]

Nilotinib – An Encouraging Move

Donna called me this morning with more on the progression of nilotinib research to PD treatment.  Nilotinib is currently used for chronic myelogenous leukemia , a cancer of the white blood cells and early studies showed it as promising,  Now, Georgetown University and its researchers announced there will be a collaberation between the Michael J. […]

A New Year for W WPD Begins

Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area Update Wow, has this summer flown by! I can’t believe it’s already time again for the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area’s annual Walk-Off Parkinson’s Fund and Awareness Raising Event.  This year’s Walk will be on September 18th in Washington, DC at Nat’s Park, home of the […]