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 […]

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 […]

Awareness + Acceptance = Empowerment

Originally posted on Living Well with Parkinsons Disease:
As Parkinson’s Awareness Month comes to a close, we are reminded that this is not the end of our work, but rather the foundation upon which we will build another year of activities focused on helping to develop improved treatments and new strategies for living well with…

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. […]

YOU are April’s Guest Speaker!

While our next meeting is on April Fools Day, this is not a trick.   Our next meeting will highlight travel.  We finally have winter behind us and our minds can drift to travel, whether it be a cruise, a car trip to visit family far away, a beach or foreign travel.   YOU ARE […]

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 […]