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We provide local resources and support to the Parkinsons community. Find a support group, join an art or movement class, get physical or occupational therapy, or take part in clinical trials. Discover all the resources that may be available to you brought to you by your local team at APDA.
Lisa Schulman, MD, Medical Director110 S Paca Street, 3rd FloorBaltimore, MD 21201
Christina Griffin, MS, CCRP, Information & Referral Coordinator
Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center Of Maryland: Parkinson’s Support Group & Parkinson’s Partner Support Group
- Address8180 Lark Brown DriveSuite 101
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- Fees:Please contact provider for fee information.
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- Eligibility Requirements:Please call service provider or visit website to learn more about eligibility requirements.
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Parkinsons Programs Sponsored By Maps
Those living with Parkinsons can sign-up for our special MAPS Subscription and enjoy FREE access to these virtual classes. There is no fee to participate, as all costs are covered by the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support, Inc.
Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinsons Disease , exercise is more than healthy it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms. These benefits are supported by research. In addition, music therapy has been linked to improvements in movement symptoms, speech, cognitive issues and mental health. It helps people with PD maintain function, express creativity and experience a better quality of life.
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Cbd And Neurological Conditions With Rona Rosenbaum Of The Maryland Association For Parkinson Support
A trio of CBD successes during home quarantine: Host Gary Stein successfully treats a nagging back injury Max keeps anxiety at bay while Steven uses CBD to curb his appetite. Rona Rosenbaum, President and Board Chair of the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support discusses the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease, and how caregivers for patients have shown much interest in using CBD to manage restless leg syndrome, improve sleep quality, reduce involuntary movements and help patients feel more calm. Plus, learn what the endocannabinoid system is, what it does, and what the best CBD is for nourishing it.
Episode 1: How Social Workers Can Help Ease Anxiety About The Unknown
The news of a Parkinsons diagnosis can be overwhelming. So many questions arise, including how it will change the persons life, what lies ahead, and what to do first. Social workers can be a vital resource in helping a newly diagnosed person, care partner, and family navigate the road ahead, as well as provide ongoing support through the course of the disease. They are the health professionals who know and can coordinate many of the most helpful resources. Or as social worker Lance Wilson, LSW, C-SWHC, ASW-G, the education outreach coordinator for the Jefferson Health Comprehensive Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorder Center in Philadelphia, a Parkinsons Foundation Center of Excellence, puts it, social workers are the Yellow Pages for health care, tying people into the resources they need. He says social workers can help put peoples minds at ease by assessing their needs and lining up professionals who can provide medical, mental health, spiritual services, and more.
Released: December 13, 2022
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Apda Resources In Maryland
The APDA works tirelessly every day to support and empower those in our community who are impacted by Parkinsons disease . We promote hope and optimism through innovative services, programs, education, and support, while also funding vital research. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way.
About Lance M Wilson Mss Lsw C
Lance M. Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC, ASW-G is a Neuroscience Medical Social Worker who works with patients, families, and care partners impacted by the diagnoses of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease. Lance works to provide education, assistance navigating healthcare systems, information about benefits, etc. Lance has the skill set to assess patient/care partner dynamics intervening , assisting individuals with building a care team, referring to community/national resources, and conducting brief therapy. Lance acts as a support and guide throughout the course of the disease.
Lance has worked professionally in the medical, mental health, and public health fields for over 10 years and is often asked to speak on various topics in both academia and the community.
Lance is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania. Lance holds a C-SWHC and ASW-G both specialty certifications from the National Association of Social Workers.
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Thanks To The Support Of The Maryland Association For Parkinson Support Inc The Myerberg Is Able To Provide The Following Programs At No Cost To Those Diagnosed With A Parkinsonian Disorder
- Rock Steady Boxing Mondays and Wednesdays 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
- Senior Strong Mondays 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
- Better Balance Thursdays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
To register, please call Jessica Monaghan at 410-358-6856 or email email@example.com
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Always check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
Parkinson’s Exercise Classes At The Y
The YMCA of the Chesapeake offers Parkinsons related classes at several locations across the Eastern Shore with evidence-based programs focused on exercise as a way to slow the progression of the disease. Rock Steady Boxing, Pedaling for Parkinsons, and Aqua Exercise classes are being offered at many of the YMCA of the Chesapeake locations. These classes are hosted at YMCA facilities across the Shore-free of charge. Studies show that regular exercise is one of the key components in treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
We are warriors and we have a warriors mentality. We fight to keep what is ours and we are not about to give up. We hit the heavy bag, speed bag, work with weights and other aerobic activities to promote fitness and confront Parkinsons Disease . The YMCA has been an important part of our fight to live. We have a place that cares about us, providing equipment, caring and knowledgeable instructors, reliable volunteers and a rich history of helping all people to regain control of their lives. Unfortunately, we will keep filling the classes with PD people but the Y will be there to challenge and uplift us. Anyone who has Parkinsons should sign-up. Roger Eareckson, Rock Steady participant.
AQUATIC EXERCISE FOR PD: PD Aqua Motion is a shallow-water class focusing on range of motion exercises, strength and flexibility. This class provides participants a low impact option to increase mobility.
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Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance
PMDAlliance offers opportunities for people impacted by Parkinson and other movement disorders to learn, live more fully and connect to a support community.
PO Box 36233
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Specializing In Speech Therapy for People With Parkinson’s
–CLICK HERE– To learn about their Parkinson’s Lecture Series, listen to previous lectures, or register for future lectures
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