The Staircase Illusion

staircase illusion

No, it’s not a magic trick. The photo above is of a design solution for people with Parkinson’s to help them walk better. Click here to watch the TEDx video. More information on their website at Thank you Jim for sharing this with us!

News from Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC)
Caregiving at a Glance
Caregiving at a Glance is IMCC’s fingertip guide for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Techniques and strategies to empower caregivers address topics such as: troublesome behaviors, communication, eating, bathing and more. The new updated 5th edition is now available. Click here for details!

Insight’s 8th Annual Paintings and Pairings event
Save the Date! Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sentimental Journey Singers
Beginning Monday, September 9 from 9:30 to 11:00 am
At: Insight Memory Care Center
3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax
A chorus for those diagnosed with early or beginning moderate Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. Encore hopes to see all interested individuals at the
Sentimental Journey Singers Open House
on Monday, July 15 from 9:30 to 11:00 am.
Please call the Encore office at 301-261-5747 to reserve space for the singer and care partner.
Click here for more information!

Fairfax County Community Resources for Older Adults 101
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm

At: Chesterbrook Residences
2030 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, VA 22043
Special Guest Speaker: Karen Hannigan, LCSW, supervisor at Fairfax County Services for Older Adults in the Adult and Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Unit, will discuss helpful county resources. She has over 25 years of experience working with older adults in various county governments, including as an Adult Services worker and Adult Protective Services Investigator. Many services are available right here in our area. Learn more about what is available and who to call for help, including: Commonwealth Coordinated Care Program, Respite Program, ElderLink and more. You are not alone!
JSSA monthly caregiver support group special event.
RSVP appreciated: Rita Evrony, LCSW 703-896-7910 or

Nutrition update
I’ve updated our website page on Nutrition (click here) with Part 3 of the APDA series I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, and a new guide on Diet and Parkinson’s by the Michael J Fox Foundation.

Every Victory Counts Manual
Published by the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, Every Victory Counts is written by leading movement disorder specialists, Monique Giroux, MD and Sierra Farris, PA-C, MPAS, and a wide range of additional experts in Parkinson’s wellness from respected institutions in the US, Canada and Europe. This comprehensive resource gives you the tools and the confidence to take control and start living well today. Click here to learn how you can order your copy.

Cafe Fairfax – May 15
We had a busy time this month with 3 visitors! Grace Lynch and Jim Person talked about podcasts, referring to Grace’s excellent PowerPoint. I’ve created a new page under Resources on our website for podcasts and webinars (click here) where you can see a list of podcasts that we’re compiling, and also download Grace’s PowerPoint. If you tune into podcasts about Parkinson’s please share them by sending your favorites to

Hope to see you Out & About soon! Will we see you at Cafe Alexandria (today) or Cafe Ashburn on Wednesday?


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