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 […]

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 […]

October : Women’s Fitness, Exercise Benefits

(Contributed by Guest Poster, Sandy.  Thanks to her for filling in while  I took care of personal matters.) For those of you who couldn’t be at our October 7th meeting, we missed you! A wonderful speaker, Joy McLaughlin, a PT at INOVA Fair Oaks hospital gave a talk on exercise for women with PD. She […]

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 […]

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 […]