Dr. Leslie Cloud is seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and are currently taking levodopa for a clinical research study to determine whether a new drug will improve digestion and response to levodopa. For more information please contact Dr. Cloud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click VCU_digestion_levodopaStudyto download flyer.
The annual Richmond PD Community Education Day has officially been announced and will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center, just off Midlothian Turnpike.
Exciting speaker line up this year includes presentations that will appeal to young/early onset and carepartners.
Registration opens August 1, 2013. See flyer for details: FINAL_PD_CommDay_2013_SaveDate
Eight people with Parkinson’s have partnered with scientists in a study that uses their bodies’ own cells to grow new brain cells, replacing those destroyed by the disease, thereby relieving movement difficulties. Clinical trials could begin as early as next year.
New class starts February 26 and runs until April 4th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:45am – 12:45 pm.
Contact Barrett Coleman, Associate Director of Wellness 804-737-9622 for more information. Download flyer here: Chix_YMCA_Feb2013
TED and The Huffington Post bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful “idea worth spreading” every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week’s TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. This week’s talk and blog post pertains to Parkinson’s Disease.
Karl Robb launched his first book on 12/12/12 called “A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease”. Karl and Angela Robb are asking for help to promote the book. You can:
• Buy the book on Amazon (paperback and Kindle), Smashwords (lots of eFormats), CreateSpace (paperback), Kobo, iTunes or Barnes & Noble (Nook).
• “Like” or “share” on Facebook, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Amazon (paperback and Kindle), iTunes, or Pinterest.
• Forward or Share a mention/link via email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or by some other social media site to 12 or more friends who may have interest in learning about this book.
• Take a moment to read a portion of this book and comment, review, rate, or blog about A Soft Voice In A Noisy World at any, some, or all of the sites listed above.
• Email them comments, suggestions, thoughts, or requests for speaking engagements to asoftvoiceatrobbworks.com.
• Help them get to 12,000 followers by 12/24/12. Follow on Twitter at @asoftvoicepd.
Wholesale pricing for support groups, non-profits and organizations who want to sell copies of the book as a fundraiser or provide copies to their communities.
Please email or contact Karl & Angela Robb for more details.
A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease
email@example.com - email
703-277-9666 – phone
The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) from Brooklyn NY is coming to Richmond in January for a performance at the Modlin Center at University of Richmond. MMDG is the co-founder of Dance for PD along with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.
While in Richmond, there will be:
- a Dance for PD Master Class for people with Parkinson’s on Friday, January 18 at 10am at Simply Ballroom Studio. Call Veronica Braun (804) 276-3343 to register
- a Dance for PD Enrichment Seminar for dancers, therapists and allied health professionals
- a Dance for PD at home DVD is now available
Please download the flyer for more information about all these things
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Interview on NPR http://www.wmra.org/post/keith-shank-living-parkinsons about Keith Shanks’s journey with Parkinson’s by Martha Woodroof, host for The Spark on WMRA. At just age 46, Keith noticed a strange occasional shakiness of the hand –and then came the diagnosis. Soon afterward, he found love and marriage. He is active with church and with Parkinson’s support group activities. He lives in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.