Dr. Howard Weiss Discusses “Freezing of Gait” in Parkinson Disease

Every patient with Parkinson’s disease does not experience the same problems.  For example, some people have prominent tremors that interfere with daily activities, whereas others shake very little or not at all.  One of the symptoms that might occur after many years after developing Parkinson’s disease is known as “freezing of gait”. What is “freezing […]

A Gift Like No Other

Having Parkinson ’s disease means being aware, indeed self-conscious, of one’s physical limitations and abnormalities. Some are subtle, some painfully obvious. If friends and relatives don’t realize something is amiss after their first encounter with you as a patient, they surely will in due course. Symptoms like overall slowness of motion, difficulty getting up from […]

Walk Off Parkinson’s Logo Created To Inspire

Since 2005, the tulip has been recognized worldwide as a symbol for Parkinson’s Disease.  Many organizations involved with the Parkinson’s community use a variation on the tulip.  PFNCA’s Walk Off Parkinson’s logo tells an important story.  While there is no cure for Parkinson’s, those with it can take steps to live well with the disease.  […]

Parkinson’s Isn’t Slowing Stuart’s Attempt To Summit Mount Rainer

Silver Spring, Maryland resident Stuart Cohen has been living with Parkinson’s Disease since 2013.  Although facing this disease, which has no cure, he is not letting it get in his way.  In September he will attempt to summit Mount Rainer, the highest mountain in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain […]

The Important Meaning Behind Amp’s Attire — PFNCA’s Mascot Helps Raise Awareness

Did you know that lots of thought went into the creation of the uniform for PFNCA’s mascot Amp?  Read on to learn more about the important meaning behind Amp’s attire. Front of Amp’s Jersey Since 2005, the tulip has been recognized worldwide as a symbol for Parkinson’s Disease.  Many organizations involved with the Parkinson’s community […]

PFNCA Instructor Kim Brooks Talks Benefits of Yoga

  Kim Brooks, instructor with Yoga for Parkinson’s with the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, encourages people facing this condition to give yoga a try: Question: Yoga seems hard with its “pretzel” poses; how does it help Parkinson’s? Answer: There are different types of yoga; the right fit depends on a client’s interest […]

TITLE Boxing Clubs Team with Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

Several times each week, TITLE Boxing Club locations in Falls Church, Va. Springfield, Va. and Rockville, Md. fill their facilities with unique fitness boxers – those living with Parkinson’s disease. In October of last year, local TITLE Boxing Club owners began offering private Parkinson’s focused boxing exercise classes, free of charge, in collaboration with the […]

Meet PFNCA Choir Director Roy Barber

Roy Barber has taught performing arts and worked with high school, middle school and adult singers since 1979 in the DC area. He has music directed 70 musicals, created 10 musical plays with Leslie Jacobson and the Bokamoso Youth in South Africa, and was twice nominated (with Bari Biern) by the Helen Hayes awards for […]

Learn About Walk Off Parkinson’s in 30 Seconds

Learn about PFNCA’s Walk Off Parkinson’s program with this 30 second video primer.  You can learn more about Walk Off Parkinson’s, which will be held September 18th in Washington, D.C. and register by visiting or by calling (703) 734-1017.  Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson’s.