The First WWPD Fall Workshop – Planning Stages

I have had a few opportunities/challenges in the last few weeks, ones that require skill-sets I lack. What I have learned is that people in this Parkinson’s  community are sharp,  have had vast experiences to bring to any table, are generous with their time and talents and are delightful people to be around.  Our July […]

FDA Approves New Deep Brain Stimulation Device

From the FoxFeed Blog ,  FDA Approves New Deep Brain Stimulation Device Posted by Maggie McGuire, June 16, 2015 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it had approved another deep brain stimulation (DBS) device for treatment of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. The Brio Neurostimulation System from St. Jude Medical works in […]

Women’s Conference

From Margaret DeJesus, of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: I just wanted to share with you and your colleagues, that applications are now open to attend the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s (PDF) first PDF Women and PD Conference, which brings together women leaders to learn about gender differences in PD, including sexuality and emotional health, and to […]

Looking at Life from Both Sides

  We were blessed with a wonderful speaker at our June meeting, Susan Infeld. Susan is a registered nurse in the field of Faith Community Nursing and is a member of the Pastoral Care Team at the church where we meet.   Faith Community Nursing (or Parish nursing) is an American Nurses Association specialty practice […]

Standing on the Sandy Knoll

Credit given to our members who generously attended, shared and added to the discussion, despite having lost their spouses. It couldn’t have been an easy meeting for them but they were gracious and their comments were valuable. THIS MEETING had at its core, the hot truth of the subject of caregivers. They are for the […]