Can you walk and talk?

We have word of a new study at George Mason in their Department of Rehabilitation Science. Volunteers are needed for a study of:
The Influence of Cognitive Loading on Unplanned Turning Among People with Parkinson’s Disease
The aim of the study is to determine how people with PD modify the way they move when they are challenged with a memory or verbal task.
For more information,
Click here to download the flyer or
contact: Dr. Clinton Wutzke, PhD; Principal Investigator
cwutzke@gmu.edu 703-993-1903 or
Caity Bryson, PT, DPT, MSPT, SCS; Co-Investigator
cbryson2@gmu.edu703-993-5041
** Clint will dropping by Cafe Ashburn on February 27 to talk to us about the study. He will visit Cafes Fairfax and Alexandria in March.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month! Plans to raise awareness here in Northern Virginia have already begun, and we’ll let you in on what’s happening soon! If you have any ideas for what you’d like to see happen, please contact me at Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org

In the meantime, here are the details for a worldwide online Parkinson’s summit. It’s over three days, so I thought you might want to know about it now so you can save the dates.
Tickets on sale for Insight into Parkinson’s summit 2019
Insight into Parkinson’s is the world’s first, and largest, online Parkinson’s summit. This year they are holding their 2nd summit – April 11 – 13.
A discount / early bird ticket rate is currently on offer. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers directly, and access the latest information on Parkinson’s technology, books and therapies via the virtual exhibition hall. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has a webinar series you may want to check out.
Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease
Topics include:
–  Managing Your Symptoms
–  Healthy Minds, Addressing Your Mental Health
–  The ABC’s of DBS
–  Enhancing Communication About Off
–  Staying Healthy, Keeping Fit
and more!
Click here for more information on their website.

News from Insight Memory Care Center
Wednesday, February 20, 1:00 – 3:00pm (after Cafe Fairfax)
“Dementia 101 and Clinical Trials”
Presenter: Melanie Chadwick, NP from Georgetown Memory Disorders Program\
Mondays from February 25 – March 25.
IMCC is hosting Elderlink’s “Caring for You, Caring for Me” series.
See attached flyer (click here) for more info and registration instructions.
And more in February . . .
Check out IMCC’s Education Calendar online (click here) to see their upcoming classes in the community, or sign up for Insight’s E-News to always stay in the loop.
August 3 – 8
Interested in our Caregiver Cruise to sunny and warm Bermuda?!?
Click here for more information or contact Lindsey at lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org if you have questions or are interested in joining us!

Hope to see you out and about again soon! We have a busy week next week with cafes at Alexandria and Fairfax. Check out our cafes page for more information about each. Will we see you there?

Cheers,
Sonia
email: Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org

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