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Sunday09 August 2020

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Monthly meeting: Andrea Kliss of APDA will talk about what's available for people with movement disorders at the Hartford Health Care Vernon Center and how to avail ourselves of their services. 10am to noon at the Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert St., Torrington, CT. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Fundraiser for TAPSG at Brandywine Living, 19 Constitution Way, Litchfield, CT featuring a sampling of international foods prepared by their chefs. Raffle prizes will be available. Proceeds will benefit the TAPSG exercise program. More information to come.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 Monthly meeting. 10am to noon at Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert St., Torrington, CT. Topic to be announced.

Sunday, September 15, 2019. Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's at White Memorial, Litchfield, CT. More information to come.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

 

Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease, Parkinson's, idiopathic parkinsonism, primary parkinsonism, PD, or paralysis agitans) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It results from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of cell-death is unknown. Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related, including shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. Later, cognitive and behavioural problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep and emotional problems. PD is more common in the elderly with most cases occurring after the age of 50.

(NaturalNews) The national Neuroscience 2008 conference is underway in Washington, D.C., presenting cutting edge research on the whole spectrum of diseases impacting the brain and nervous system. Breaking news from Johns Hopkins scientists presented at the meeting suggests several natural substances could be effective in treating or preventing some of these ills. Specifically, curry spice may protect the brain from Parkinson's disease (PD) and plain table grapes appear to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 by: Elizabeth Walling:

(NaturalNews) When experts discovered that Parkinson`s patients have a defect involving the production of energy in the mitochondria, eyes turned to Co-Enzyme Q10, which is a key nutrient for producing energy in the mitochondria. While studies from the last decade are far from conclusive, many still hope that CoQ10 holds an answer for a cure for Parkinson`s.

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Greater Torrington Area Parkinsons Support GroupThe Mission of the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is to maximize strength, minimize disability and achieve and maintain full potential of people with Parkinson’s and their caretakers.