The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Have you dug yourself out of the snow yet? Have you had enough winter? Well, we’re closer to spring every day and I’m really hoping for no more big snows this year. I mean,  it’s going to be 60 degrees on Monday! Are you ready for another speaker? Trudy has asked her Physical Therapist if […]

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 […]

Smart Phones can Help Monitor Your Parkinson’s Disease

What can’t a smart phone do?  Well, I know there is quite a list but when I get my new one, I will text by voice which I’m excited about (thank you, Margaret).  But today, there is news of a new application which will help your doctor monitor your Parkinson’s disease.  Read more about it […]

Thriving with Parkinson’s Disease

  This is a summary of the talk given by Dr.Stephen Grill, from the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Centers of Maryland,  at the PFNCA Symposium on March 28th, 2015.  Any mistakes are my own.  Slides of Dr. Grill’s talks are now online at the PFNCA site. It is entirely possible to thrive with Parkinson’s Disease. […]

PD- Related Opportunities this Spring

  FALLS CHURCH   MARCH 28th I hope to see as many members as possible at tomorrow’s PFNCA’s spring symposium.  If you haven’t already registered, you can call them at 703-734-1017.  Speakers include Dr. Linda Sigmund, Dr. Joseph Savitt, Dr. Greg Pontone, Dr. Stephen Reich, Dr. Stephen Grill, Dr Howard  Weiss, Dr. Aviva Ellenstein, Dr. […]

Parkinson’s Disease- Causes, Management, Treatment and Research

As part of our topic, How to Get the Most of Your Neurologist Appointment”, we were fortunate to be able to have Dr. Nicole Dietz speak to our group.  She was very informative, generous with her time and patient with our questions.  She said she’d be happy to return and we would warmly welcome her […]