“Parkinson’s and Nutrition” Presented by Dr. Evan Gray
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by PFNCA Admin
3M ago
Dr. Evan Gray, of Integrated Neurology Services, recently presented a lecture titled “Parkinson’s and Nutrition”.  Additionally, to make the video […] The post “Parkinson’s and Nutrition” Presented by Dr. Evan Gray appeared first on parkinsonfoundation.org ..read more
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PFNCA Parkinson’s Pointers: “Updating/Developing Your Parkinson’s Action Plan” with Dr. Pritha Ghosh
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by PFNCA Admin
7M ago
This installment of PFNCA’s Parkinson’s Pointers took place on October 26, 2023. Dr. Pritha Ghosh, Chair of the Medical Advisory […] The post PFNCA Parkinson’s Pointers: “Updating/Developing Your Parkinson’s Action Plan” with Dr. Pritha Ghosh appeared first on parkinsonfoundation.org ..read more
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Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms – Do you have Parkinson’s?
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by Zach Galati
1y ago
This article will cover the following questions: Do I have Parkinson’s / Common Parkinson’s disease Symptoms. Questioning whether you have […] The post Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms – Do you have Parkinson’s? appeared first on parkinsonfoundation.org ..read more
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All Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Options To Help You Manage Your PD
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by Zach Galati
1y ago
What are the treatment options for Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease treatment options range from exercise and lifestyle changes to medications […] The post All Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Options To Help You Manage Your PD appeared first on parkinsonfoundation.org ..read more
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A complete Parkinson’s diet guide.
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by Zach Galati
2y ago
A complete Parkinson’s diet guide When living with Parkinson’s, diet can help you stay healthy and may help with some […] The post A complete Parkinson’s diet guide. appeared first on Parkinsonfoundation.org ..read more
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Yoga for Parkinson’s. What you need to know
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by turnkeywp
2y ago
PFNCA Yoga for Parkinson’s instructor, Kim Brooks, answers some of the most asked questions about yoga and Parkinson’s. Question: Yoga seems hard with its “pretzel” poses; is it really possible for someone with Parkinson’s at my age? Answer: Yoga is a union of breath and awareness of the moment – for example, how does one feel physically? Internally? A Parkinson’s client may have problems with floor work or standing poses but there is always something the client can do. There are different types of yoga and the right fit depends on a client’s interests, goals and can be ta ..read more
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Knowing When To Give Up Your Car Keys: Transportation Issues In Parkinson’s Disease
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by turnkeywp
2y ago
By Dr. Stephen Grill In modern society, driving gives us the independence to go to the places we want to or need to, whenever we want. For most of us, transportation is a necessity in order to get to work, to do errands and for social events.  Those of us who need to stop driving for medical reasons suffer a significant loss. Unless alternate transportation can be reliably arranged, people’s lives can be disrupted. I discuss here how to assess whether you are a safe driver and how to continue to travel if you are no longer able to drive. Parkinson’s disease may affect your ability to oper ..read more
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Information for those with Parkinson’s during the Coronavirus Pandemic. (November 18th)
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by turnkeywp
2y ago
Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Department of Neurology 2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 7th Floor Washington, DC 20037 Phone: (202) 741-2700 It has been a trying year battling Covid-19.  As we head into the holiday season and the winter months, it is important to stay diligent about being safe.  While there may be encouraging news about vaccines in the news, it is difficult to determine when life may return to normal and we can all enjoy our lives the way we did prior to the pandemic.  In the ..read more
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Lessons from Being the Child of a parent with Parkinson’s.
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by turnkeywp
2y ago
For those with the responsibility of having to care for someone diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, we all know that it’s far from easy. It is not a one-man job and it is important to reach out for help whether it be from a family member or a caretaker.  My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2006 at the age of 46. She underwent DBS surgery in 2009, cervical realignment in 2016, and completed a promising cancer drug clinical trial at Georgetown Hospital conducted by Dr. Fernando Pagan and Dr. Charbel Moussa. My mother also participates in frequent physical and speech therapy and foll ..read more
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How to be a good spouse when they have Parkinson’s
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
by turnkeywp
2y ago
Being a good caregiver to someone with Parkinson’s can be a difficult job. If the person you are giving care for is your spouse then this can be like tiptoeing on eggshells. So, I wanted to share some of the tips and tricks I have learned from being a caregiver to a spouse with Parkinson’s over the last few years. These tips have helped our marriage not only avoid breaking down but have helped our marriage flourish. Making sure they take medications Something helpful I do for my spouse is to remind him to take his medications. We set up alarms on his smartphone so that he is reminded when to t ..read more
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