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Useful Links

Other Parkinson's disease Organizations

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)

Parkinson's Action Network

Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)

The Movement Disorder Society

The Parkinson Alliance
The Virginian Parkinson Care Team


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General PD Information Links

Parkinson's Hope Digest

Website published original content every weekday: articles, updates, research reviews and personal stories from people living with PD.

PD Index

Provides a central resource for information about PD.

Ask the Parkinson's Dietician

A forum moderated by a registered dietician. It allows individuals to anonymously ask questions about dietary matters and PD.

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Treatment Options

Deep Brain Stimulation

Provides news and research updates on Deep Brain Stimulation.

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

Teaches and further develops the LSVT method - a non-pharmacological and non-surgical intervention shown to be effective in improving oral communication in people with PD.

American Physical Therapy Association

Find physical therapists near you by typing in your zip code and the security code to begin a search. If your zip code does not bring results, try a neighboring city or town's zip code.

Parkinson Physical Therapist's Blog

Blog by a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience and a special interest in Parkinson's disease. The intent of this blog is to share information that has been
accumulated over the years in a Q & A format.  All of questions are
actual questions from support groups and conferences. Blog will be updated frequently starting in April 2012 so keep checking back for updates.

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Clinical Studies


Provides an extensive list of clinical trials that are being conducted around the world and publishes a wide range of clinical research newsletters, books and directories.

Provides a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Government research agency which provides information on such neurological disorders as Parkinson's, while also recruiting participants, conducting, reporting on and supporting related clinical trials.

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Young Onset Parkinson's disease

APDA National Young Onset Center

Provides information and supportive resources that address issues specific to young people living with Parkinson's and their families.

Young Onset Parkinson's Association (YOPA)

Provides resources for individuals living with YOPD.

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Caregiver Resources

Metro Access

Assistance with Metro Services.

Caregiver information, online resources and a full featured discussion forum.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Provides seniors a safe driving self-assessment tool, which can be ordered or downloaded from the internet.

Home Modification Resources

Provides an extensive directory of home modification resources that can aid in the limiting of household falling episodes and other accidents.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Offers information, research, education, services and advocacy for caregivers.

National Family Caregiver Association (NFCA)

Provides resources and support, including information about hospitalization.

National Alliance for Caregiving

Focuses on issues of family caregiving through research, policy papers and assistance to caregivers.

Assisted Living Directory

Lists numerous assisted living facilities and other senior care options.

Senior Living Map

List of numerous senior living facilities.

Caregiverlist Caregiver Resources and Tools

In-Step Mobiltiy Products, Inc.
U- Step 2 Walking Stabilizer

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Home Healthcare Agencies

Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)

Maintains a national directory of Visiting Nurse Agencies (VNAs).

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Provides a directory of groups that provide healthcare, housing and services to the elderly including, nursing care, home and community based services and adult day care services.

National Associations for Home Care and Hospice

Provides information on finding and selecting in-home care.

Home Care Assitance

Home Care Partners

Home Instead Senior Care

Maxim Healthcare

Old Dominion Home Care

Right at Home

The Virginian

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Other Exercise Programs Maryland

Baltimore Senior/Parkinson's Exercise Class at Myerberg Center

Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm
Myerberg Foundation Fitness Center Center
3101 Fallstaff Rd.
Baltimore MD21209
Contact: 410-358-6856
Cost: $60/month for members, $80/month for non-members

Frederick Movement for Motion Exercise Group

Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 AM
Frederick Senior Center
1440 Taney Avenue
Frederick, MD 21702
Contact: Linda McGinness (301) 600-3525 for fees and registration

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Gaithersburg Exercise Group

Mondays and Thursdays at 1 PM
Asbury Methodist Village
409 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Contact: Bob Seymour 301-254-9963

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Gaithersburg/Upper Montgomery County Exercise Group

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Covenant United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Contact: Donna Dorros (240) 912-9753

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Kensington Exercise Class
Fridays at 10 AM

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
10401 Armory Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
Contact: Gaby Rosenberg

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Silver Spring Holy Cross Exercise Class

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Call for Session Dates and Fees
Riderwood Village
3110 Gracefield Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Contact: (301) 754-8510

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Takoma Park Yoga Class

Special Conditions and Gentle Therapeutic Yoga Classes Offered
Call for Dates and Times
Willow Street Yoga Center
6930 Carroll Avenue #100
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Contact: (301) 270-8038

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Other Exercise Classes Virginia

Fairfax/Chantilly Aquatic Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Woodlands Retirement Community
4320 Forest Hill Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Sonia Gow at (703) 378-7221or

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Taiji at Fairfax Station

Call for Session Dates and Fees
Ekoji Buddhist Temple
6500 Lake Haven Lane
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Contact: Kris Brinker (703) 988-9896

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Vienna Exercise Class

Call for Session Dates and Fees
Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street, SE
Vienna, VA 22180
Contact: (703) 255-7801

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The Virginian Exercise Programs

Upper Body/Core Strenghtening from 9:00am - 9:45am Tuesdays

Lower Body/Core Strenghtening from 9:00am - 9:45am Wednesdays
Stretching from 9:00am - 9:45am Thursdays
Arthritis classes  from 10:00am- 10:45am Tuesdays and Thursdays
Yoga from 10:00am - 10:45am Tuesdays and Thursdays

(Please note:All Virginian classes are free to
the public for anyone over 65 years of age)

The Virginian Retirement Community
9229 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22301

Contact: Maria Malca (703) 385-0555 ext. 5290

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