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11 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease You May Not Know

Most people know of Parkinson’s disease and have a good idea of its symptoms, but very few know much more than that about this progressive illness. Since April is Parkinson’s disease awareness month, we’ve put together some simple stats and facts that you can share near and far. This post appeared first on Parkinson’s News Today. With help from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, everydayhealth.com, and ecaring.com, here are 11 facts […]

11 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease You May Not Know

10 Organizations That Support Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Their Families

10 Organizations That Support Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Their Families

If you’re struggling with Parkinson’s disease or know someone who is, it’s incredibly helpful to have a list of organizations that can support you or your loved one along the way. The following is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it will prove to be a helpful resource. The post 10 Organizations That Support Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Their Families appeared first on Parkinson’s News […]


June 25, 2017 – Hope Soars and the Tri-City Valley Cats

When Sun, June 25, 4pm – 9pm Where Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180, USA (map) Description Join us for a great night of baseball. Tickets are $25 which includes the pre-game buffet, a souvenir hat, and Reserved Box seats.  


Can Stress Cause Parkinson’s?

Can Stress Cause Parkinson’s?

Read more Conclusion “We speculate that chronic emotional stress may cause dopaminergic cell loss in susceptible individuals and propose that functional somatic syndromes are commonly seen in patients with PD. Dopaminergic dysfunction with abnormalities in striato–thalamo–cortical brain circuits may be the shared underlying cause.”


Control DBS with ipod

You can’t see tremors in Paul Detlefsen’s hands now, but a decade ago, the outlook for this 43-year-old Parkinson’s disease patient looked a lot different. “My symptoms were mostly in the right arm, sever tremors,” he said. Read more


World Dance for Parkinson’s Day April 28-29, 2017

A Global View of Dance for Parkinson’s In honor of World Parkinson’s Day (April 11) and International Dance Day (April 29), more than fifteen dance organizations have come together to celebrate the vibrant diversity of Dance for Parkinson’s programs in ten countries. Every day or two, starting April 11, we’ll be featuring a different Dance for Parkinson’s program, presenting documentaries, class videos […]


Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:00 starting June 6, 2017

Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:30 starting June 6, 2017

Dance Through Parkinson’s View printable flyer Dance Through Parkinson  “The classes help me feel physically better, which helps my mood. It helps with my balance and gait issues. I have met many new friends with PD at varying levels of PD. It helps me be hopeful. The classes are a good challenge, but generally within my PD capabilities.” –Parkinson’s dance participant CLASSES START TUESDAY, […]


April 29, 2017 – Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research – Glens Falls

5K/10K/Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:00AM Betar Byway (First Street), South Glens Falls, NY 5K and 10K Race start together at 9:00am and Kids race (1 mile) will be at 8:30am Long Sleeve Tech Shirts, Finisher Medals and Swag Bags for 5K and 10K participants 5K race $25 and 10K race $30 Day of Race Registration will increase by […]


Knocking out Parkinson’s one punch at a time

Video of local boxing class ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As many as 1 million people live with Parkinson’s disease in America. Now, a new exercise program is energizing patients diagnosed with the movement disorder and renewing hope among patients.


Positive Thinking may improve health and extend life

“Look on the sunny side of life.” “Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.” “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” “See the glass as half-full, not half-empty.” Researchers are finding that thoughts like these, the hallmarks of people sometimes called “cockeyed optimists,” can do far more than raise […]


Food and nutrition in PD

Watch the video: Food for Thought: Diet & Nutrition in PD – Dr. Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH


Parkinson’s Patients Could Dance Their Way to Better Health

A recent article in the Harvard Gazette suggests dance as a potential treatment for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). Imaging studies have identified several brain regions involved in the complex, rhythmical, and coordinated movements that constitute dance. The motor cortex is — as with other kinds of voluntary movement — involved in planning, controlling, and executing dance moves. Read more


April 23, 2017 -Hope Soars Walk and Run

  Online registration is available at www.hopesoars.org OR you may submit the registration form (below) and check payable to Hope Soars. Mail form(s) and payment to us at 1410 Maple Hill Road, Castleton, NY 12033. More information at www.hope soars.org or call 518.428.0056 2017 Walker Donor Form registration 2017 5K Form


Online video gallery

Partners in Parkinson’s has opened a video gallery online to help educate people about the disease and to support services to Parkinson’s patients worldwide. The group is also planning to host information events in two U.S. cities this year. The gallery’s aim is to bring essential information to patients that can help improve their care at every stage of Parkinson’s. The events carry a […]


Art Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease

Find Pleasure: Art making should be enjoyable. There is no such thing as a “wrong” mark. Every expression is valid. Experience Control: Art making is an activity in which the artist can experience choice (through color, medium, line, etc.) and control over one’s environment. Value Individuality: Free creation can encourage spontaneity which can, in turn, improve confidence. Express Oneself: An experience of […]


Hope Soars Run for Parkinson’s – April 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am

Hope Soars Run for Parkinson’s  April 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am WHERE: Corning Preserve, Waterfront, Albany Event website If you are registering on line, you will be asked to sign a waiver form the day of the race when you pick up your t-shirt. Be sure to register before April 9, 2017 to guarantee your T-shirt!!!


On-line webinar – Transforming Aging Summit – March 7-9, 2017

The Transforming Aging Summit, featuring leaders whose wisdom and work support an empowering vision for aging in today’s world. This powerful 3-day event is taking place March 7-9 – online and on the phone. Discover a new multidimensional view of aging — one of vast potential, infused with vitality, passion and purpose, as well as continual growth and service to the world. […]


March 9, 2017 Beverwyck meeting agenda

Our next meeting is Thursday March 9, 2017 The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York. Directions to our meeting Speaker Dr. Vishad Sukul will present on DBS and his frameless approach. Dr. Sukul has joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Albany Medical Center, and has been appointed […]


Exercise Classes

P4P-Pedaling for Parkinson’s –Saratoga YMCA no charge – Monday & Friday – phone (518) 583-9622 P4P-Duanesburg/Delanson YMCA – Monday’s and Thursday’s (518) 895-9500 member’s free, non-members $6.00. P4P-Southern Saratoga (Clifton Park YMCA) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday- members free, non-members $5.00 – phone (518) 371-2139 P4P-Glenville YMCA –  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday– Members free, non-members $5.00—phone (518) 399-8118 P4P-Troy YMCA – Monday, Wednesday, Friday […]


Saratoga County meeting on Monday, March 20th, 2017

SARATOGA PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP Date: Monday, March 20th, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Woodlawn Commons Building, Saratoga Room 2nd Floor At Wesley Health Care Center 156 Lawrence Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 This month our Speaker will be Steve Hovey from the Davis Phinney Foundation. Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007 at the age of 50. At the time of diagnosis, […]


Speaker scheduling 

Programming: April 13, 2017  Lynda Shrager OT  http://www.cdparkinsons.org/2017-04-17-lynda-shrager-to-age-in-place/ Tom will get snacks Formal elections? Treasurer’s report email addresses Heintje A. Calara MA, RN Duopa Nurse Northeast Region More to be announced Tom will ask speaker for short bio and topic summary It would be good if speaker kept remarks to 45 minutes or less so we have time for business meeting and […]


Medical marijuana- topic idea

From: karen woods <karenwoods2070@gmail.com>Date: 04/10/2017 12:07 (GMT-05:00)  To: mfb093057@hotmail.com  Subject: Medical Marijuana Pharma Cannis  Hi Mark:  Not sure if you will remember me. I worked with Solomon/Medtronic and attended some of your support group events. I am now working for Pharma Cannis with a dispensary at 10 Executive Park, Albany. Would you be interested in me coming in to introduce Medical Marijuana […]


Prepare for Your Hospital Stay Worksheet

Prepare for Your Hospital Stay Worksheet — Information regarding medications, symptoms and advanced directives in preparation for your hospital stay. Also included is a list of what to inform, ask and know during your hospitalization. View/Download the worksheet here  


The Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Connection To Parkinson’s Disease

By The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s ResearchDo you know anyone who has Parkinson’s disease (PD)? It’s likely – the neurodegenerative disease affects one in 100 people over the age of 60, and more than 5 million people worldwide. Today, medicines exist to alleviate motor symptoms of the disease, but currently there are no treatments that can slow or stop its […]


Mary Piel occupational therapist LSVT BIG

Hi, My name is Mary Piel. I am an occupational therapist at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. I am certified in LSVT BIG which is a nationally recognized treatment for patient’s with Parkinson’s. We have several therapist at Sunnyview that are certified in LSVT BIG and we have also begun a Wellness Program for patient’s with Parkinsons. I would love to come to your […]


Gene mutation and Parkinson’s

By and large, Parkinson’s has not been considered to be a genetic disease. The majority of cases are called idiopathic, which simply means that we don’t know what caused the disease. In fact, only about 10 percent of PD cases have been linked to a genetic cause. Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are the most common cause of PD in this relatively […]


Generic Azilect available 

I just had my azilect prescription refilled.  I was able to get the get the  generic (rasagiline mesylate) for the first time. Co-pay of $10 instead of $40.  (


Is It Parkinson’s Disease? Blood Test Might Tell

Measuring a particular blood protein might help doctors easily distinguish Parkinson’s disease from some similar disorders, a new study suggests. The potential blood test is “not ready for prime time,” Parkinson’s disease experts said. But, it marks progress in the quest for an objective way to diagnose Parkinson’s and similar conditions known as atypical parkinsonian disorders, they noted. Read more


Long-term outlook

Life expectancy for people with Parkinson’s who receive proper treatment is often about the same as for the general population. Early detection is the key to reducing complications that can shorten your life. If you suspect that you or a loved one may have Parkinson’s disease, see your doctor right away.


7 Ways to Move More During the Day with Parkinson’s Disease

According to a new study from The University of Michigan, increasing everyday physical activity, or puttering, may be enough to help improve Parkinson’s motor symptoms. Puttering may even make a bigger impact than vigorous exercise. Read more


YOPD 2017 meeting dates

YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP MEETING INFORMATION ➢ The YOPD will be meeting every January through April on the third Saturday of the month. Time: 2:00 PM Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville 12205 For 2017 the meeting dates are: • Saturday, April 15 ➢ Starting in May and every other month meetings will be the fourth […]


YOPD February 18, 2017 speaker

YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP DATE:​​SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 ​​2:00 PM – 4:00 PM LOCATION:​GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 510 ALBANY-SHAKER ROAD, LOUDONVILLE, NEW YORK ​Join the YOPD Support Group Saturday, February 18, 2017, for the monthly meeting. Program: Mary Piel, Occupational Therapist, is the guest speaker. ​​​ There is networking and no admission charge. Patients and caregivers are welcome to […]


Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease – NY Times

“The earlier people begin exercising after a Parkinson’s diagnosis, and the higher the intensity of exercise they achieve, the better they are,” Marilyn Moffat, a physical therapist on the faculty of New York University, said. “Many different activities have been shown to be beneficial, including cycling, boxing, dancing and walking forward and backward on a treadmill. If someone doesn’t like one activity, […]


Parkinson’s patients could be cured of tremors using new ultrasound machine

Parkinson’s patients and others suffering debilitating tremors could be cured of their shaking using a new ultrasound machine which targets their brain cellsDoctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have treated the first patients using the new technique which avoids the need for invasive brain surgery. Read more 


Rock Steady boxing in central NY

ROCK STEADY BOXING CNY A fitness program for persons with Parkinson’s Disease. FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S DISEASE OPEN HOUSE Saturday January 28th 10 am-1 pm 209 Oswego St #12 (Ponderosa Plaza) Liverpool (315) 622-2332


The benefits of controlled breathing 

Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of five. Repeat four times. Congratulations. You’ve just calmed your nervous system. Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system. From The New York Times read more


Parkinson’s could be treated with shark compound?

Squalamine, a chemical compound found in dogfish sharks, has the potential to reduce the formation of toxic proteins related to the development of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study reveals that squalamine halted the buildup and toxicity of the protein alpha-synuclein (α-synuclein) in roundworm models of Parkinson’s disease and human neuronal […]


About us

The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. Subscribe to our email list to receive reminders and announcements Serving the people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers in Albany, NY and throughout New York’s Capital Region. Our mission […]


Podcast: Gut Bacteria and Parkinson’s Connection

Listen here https://www.michaeljfox.org/mobile/news-detail.php?podcast-gut-bacteria-and-parkinson-connection The 100 trillion or so bacteria in our guts are important players in our normal biological processes and in protection against disease. Researchers have begun exploring possible imbalances in some bacteria levels in people with Parkinson’s and how those differences may lead to disease onset or progression. While this area of investigation is still fairly new, the field has […]


April 19, 2017: Community Dance Through PD Class

A Free Movement Class for persons with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and care partners Wednesday, April 19 1:00 to 2:30 pm The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center at The Crossings in Colonie 30 Aviation Road Albany, NY 12205 Class is offered free of charge and is led by founding teacher John Heginbotham and teaching artists from Dance Heginbotham. For more […]


Your symptoms are getting worse over a short time?

Parkinson’s declines slowly, and not over hours, days or weeks. If PD symptoms worsen precipitously over a short period of time, then it is critical to search for secondary causes for these worsening symptoms. Potential causes for worsening Parkinson’s symptoms may include medication changes (which may be intentional changes or due to medication error), infections (such as a urinary tract infection, cold […]


April 13, 2017 Speaker – safely access and navigate homes – age in place

 April 13, 2017 Monthly Meeting Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to […]


Fatigue and Parkinson’s 

In this video from the Davis Phinney Foundation, Dr. Andrew Duker discusses some of the reasons why Parkinson’s disease patients get so fatigued and what can be done  Read more


August 10, 2017 – meeting agenda

August 10, 2017  Monthly Meeting Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to […]


October 12, 2017 – Meeting agenda

October 12, 2017 Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more […]


September 14 – meeting agenda

September 14, 2017 Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more […]


May 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda

May 11, 2017 Meeting Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn […]


December 14, 2017 – meeting agenda

December 14, 2017 (date TBD) Holiday party January, February no meetings Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and […]


November 9, 2017 – Meeting agenda

November 9, 2017 Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more […]


July 13, 2017 (date tbd) – meeting agenda

July 13, 2017 (date tbd) Meeting Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend […]


June 8, 2017 Meeting agenda

June 8, 2017 Meeting Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting. The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of every month at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  No meetings in January and February. There will be networking.  Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn […]


About Vishad Sukul, M.D.

Dr. Sukul is fellowship trained in functional neurosurgery for the treatment of complex neurological conditions such as chronic pain and movement disorders. He has a particular interest in deep brain stimulation for the treatment of essential tremor, dystonia, and Parkinson’s disease, and also performs spinal cord stimulation and other neuromodulation techniques for chronic pain. Additionally, he practices general cranial and spine neurosurgery. […]


Saratoga Support Group – January 16 , 2017 speaker

Saratoga Support Group Date: Monday, January 16 , 2017 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Woodlawn Commons Bldg, Saratoga Room 2nd Floor At Wesley Health Care Center 156 Lawrence Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 All persons with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend. For additional info, please call Bruce McClellan at 331-9611. Speaker: Mark Tolstrup Mark Tolstrup is a dedicated […]


Classes in JEOPARDY of being CANCELED without more participation

Classes in JEOPARDY of being CANCELED without more participation:   P4P Duanesburg/Delanson YMCA – there is only one person in the class – it will cancel as of 1/31/2017without more participation! P4P Saratoga YMCA – There are only 2 people on Thursday’s and 3 on Friday’s. 2-3 more are needed to keep the classes going! We are fortunate of having these classes. […]


Mark your calendar

Hope Soars says… Mark your calendar for our Annual Walk for Parkinson’s at historic Washington Park in Albany on Sunday, April 23. We have recently teamed up with the Tri-City ValleyCats for our first Hope Soars day at the park on Sunday, June 25th. These and more events will be posted on our website


National Parkinson Foundation toll-free Helpline

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) runs a toll-free Helpline, 1-800-4PD-INFO, (473-4636) The lifesaving NPF Helpline, launched in 2010, is staffed by a team of patient-focused nurses, social workers and therapists who answer calls about Parkinson’s disease (PD) in English and in Spanish Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. “NPF’s Helpline links our groundbreaking research to improve the lives of people […]


Diabetes drug slows experimental Parkinson’s disease progression, human trials to begin next year

A new investigational drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being readied for human clinical trials in search of the world’s first treatment to impede the progression of Parkinson’s disease, following publication of research findings today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. More A drug initially designed to treat diabetes may be a breakthrough treatment for Parkinson’s disease. After decades of […]


Financial help from Parkinson’s Wellness Fund

If you have Parkinson’s or are a caregiver for a PWP and can’t afford services or products related to your wellbeing, the Parkinson’s Wellness Fund may be able to help with a grant http://parkinsonswellnessfund.org/families/general/how-it-works  


Common Natural Sweetener May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

This post is about experimental drugs and treatments, Under absolutely no circumstances should anyone reading this consider it medical advice.  These are novel results that need to be replicated and verified before being considered gospel.  Before considering or attempting any change in your treatment regime, please consult with your doctor or neurologist.  The natural sweetener mannitol, a common component of sugar-free gums and candies, […]


Blocking brain enzyme corrects motor symptoms in mice

New drug research shows promising results in mice bred to develop the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A team in Finland finds that blocking an enzyme called prolyl oligopeptidase clears the mice’s brains of an accumulated protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease, halts further brain damage, and corrects movement impairment. Read more


Microsoft researcher creates wearable which smooths handwriting in Parkinson’s Disease

Haiyan Zhang, Innovation Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge, has taken part in the BBC’s The Big Life Fix challenge which asks young technologists to use their skills to help others. Her task was to find a way to help 29-year-old Emma Lawton, who is a graphics designer, to improve her writing and drawing skills after this was negatively impacted by her Parkinson’s […]


ELISPOON – the bowl of the spoon remains horizontal and keeps the food in place.

Whatever movement of the wrist is performed, the bowl of the spoon remains horizontal and keeps the food in place. The material used is lightweight and strong.  A key characteristic is the spoon’s affordability. There are no electrical components or batteries, making it carry anywhere and to clean. ELISPOON is a product designed and built to ease the life of the users […]


New Website section for Books

A new section of the website is being developed.  The Book section will list books that people have found helpful.  You can see the books so far here or by clicking the “Books” post category on the right.    


Use the website forum to ask a question or start a discussion

An Internet forum is a discussion area on a website. Website members can post discussions and read and respond to posts by other forum members. A forum can be focused on nearly any subject and a sense of an online community, or virtual community, tends to develop among forum members. A forum usually allows all members to make posts and start new […]


World Parkinson’s Congress

The World Parkinson’s Congress is held every three years. The last one was in 2016 in Portland Oregon The next one in Japan. The website for 2016 has lots of useful information Wpc2016.org


YOPD Holiday Party

                                                                   MEETING       YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP DATE:                    Saturday, December 17, 2016 TIME:                    2:00 PM LOCATION:         Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany-Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211                           Join the YOPD Support Group December 17, 2016 for the monthly meeting. THIS MEETING WILL BE A HOLIDAY POT LUCK AND  OPEN DISCUSSION. BRING A DISH TO SHARE!!!   Mary […]


Michael J Fox Foundation, ‘Faces of Parkinson’s’, 2014


YOPD posting notice for December

Holiday Greetings – Attached is the posting notice for December.  Please post on a public bulletin board at a bank, library, restaurant, etc.  Appreciate your efforts in getting the word out. Note:  Speaker suggestions are welcome.  Please submit the speaker’s name, specialty or type of business, phone number and/or email to ralphie@nycap.rr.com.  Suggestions will be forwarded to individuals who are scheduling program […]


Chair Yoga at St. Sophia’s Tuesday

For seniors with mobility issues, there is a “Chair Yoga” class sponsored by NNORC which meets on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The instructors for all three classes are trained and dedicated professionals.   Monday morning Tai Chi class sponsored by Albany Senior Services which meets at 9:30 a.m. At St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church 440 Whitehall Road Albany, New York 12208 Tel: (518) […]


Tai Chi class at St. Sophia’s Monday

Monday morning Tai Chi class sponsored by Albany Senior Services which meets at 9:30 a.m. At St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church 440 Whitehall Road Albany, New York 12208 Tel: (518) 489-4442 (Note: There are no membership fees for this group.) For health and fitness, there are programs that are free. A Monday morning Tai Chi class sponsored by Albany Senior Services which meets at […]


2016 Parkinson’s holiday gift guide

The holiday season has arrived and although it’s an exciting time, it can be a bit stressful to find that perfect gift for your favorite Parkie.


Exercise and Community Events

Weekly: Friday 10:00 AM: Schott’s Boxing  –  21 Vatrano Rd, Albany, NY 12205  (518) 641-9064. This boxing PD activity is in presented in partnership with Hope Soars/Mark Burek (518) 428-0056. Weekly: P4P – Pedaling for Parkinson’s M/W/F @ Bethlehem Y, Delaware Ave. 12 Noon. Call your local YMCA’s for dates & time (perhaps cost) in your area. PWR – PD Wellness Recovery – […]


December 2016 Parkinson’s Calendar

Happy Holiday’s and New Year’s Everyone, It has been quite a year! I can’t believe how fast it went by. I did my first triathlon last May and can’t wait to do it again in 2017. I did the 7 mile bike ride in 29 minutes, the 2 mile kayak (I came in 18th out of 70) and the 5k I was […]


Parkinson’s News Today – social clips

See short, informative clips from Parkinson’s News Today These and more… Balance and Stride Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease Medication for Managing Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Quote: Look Beyond Imperfections When you have Parkinson’s disease sometimes you feel imperfect. Maya Angelou once said, “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”


The benefits of Tai Chi

It isn’t every day that an effective new treatment for some Parkinson’s disease symptoms comes along. Especially one that is safe, causes no adverse side effects, and may also benefit the rest of the body and the mind. That’s why I read with excitement and interest a report in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that tai chi may improve balance […]


Exercises for People with Parkinsons

Printable from Parkinsons Canada Advice from Parkinson’s Foundation Videos   patients-guide /exercise and physical therapy Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease – MJ Fox Foundation  


Oregon Research Institute Tai Chi Program helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients

An Oregon Research Institute (ORI) exercise study conducted in four Oregon cities has shown significant benefits for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease. In an original article published in the February 9, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine(NEJM), ORI scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D. and colleagues report that a tailored program of twice-weekly Tai Chi training resulted in improved postural stability […]