Category Archives: Travel

gerontology in Washington DC – bits and pics 11/12

  … are you ready for an onslaught of photos? I spent last week in Washington DC at the Gerontological Society of America’s scientific meeting. It was a really well run conference, with so many sessions to choose from and high-quality research presented. It was nice to catch up with old friends and colleagues too! I presented some of my… Read more »

Niagara (in the) Fall[s] – bits and pics 10/12

I had the chance to present some of my research at the Canadian Association on Gerontology’s annual Scientific Meeting. I’ve been attending this conference for 4+ years, and truly value the connections I’ve made through this organization. It’s so nice to see familiar faces year after year, and recognize all that my peers have accomplished! I was also excited because the… Read more »

bits and pics 9/12 Dementia conference in Spain!

Last week I was fortunate enough to travel to Valencia, Spain for a conference on Dementia – specifically, The 2nd International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. I presented my research and attended some great sessions on amyloid vs tau hypotheses, therapeutic strategies, the search for biomarkers and considerations for care and diagnosis. Luckily, after the sessions were done, I was… Read more »

What I’m learning from learning to #surf

Ever since moving to the west coast, I pictured myself wave sliding. Nose riding on a perfect day. Sliding across the face of a wave; dancing gracefully up and down my board with the wind in my hair. Two years later, I can proudly say that I still can’t nose ride… I can barely slide across the face of the wave… and… Read more »

yoga for parkinson’s kripalu retreat with the national parkinson foundation

Hey everyone! Sorry for the radio silence around here! My schedule has been full of yoga, research and visitors 🙂 I was grateful to be included as a speaker at the latest A Wellness Retreat for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. The retreat was hosted again at the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health in partnership with the… Read more »

A visit with the Sechelt Parkinson’s group!

Last week I spent a couple (sunny! warm!) days on the Sunshine Coast. I was teaching Yogadopa and speaking to the Sechelt and area Parkinson’s group. I took a scenic flight from Victoria with Greg from FlyCoastal! … was pretty beautiful to see all the Gulf Islands, coast and active pass from the sky! And a great deal too! –… Read more »

National Parkinson Foundation’s yoga & wellness retreat at Kripalu – Join us!

Did you know that registration is now open for two Parkinson’s wellness retreats at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, near Stockbridge, Massachusetts? Join the Kripalu, the National Parkinson Foundation, myself and other PD experts! See my previous experiences at this retreat for pictures, descriptions and schedule ideas: June 2012, June 2013, October 2013 (click on dates for… Read more »

New Parkinson’s books for long weekend reading!

Hi everyone and thanks for joining me on my new space! Please bear with me as I get things organized and up-and-running (with some great help, of course, by Kelly Sullivan of Black Clover!). I received a nice shipment the other day of some new Parkinson-related textbooks to feed my inner geek… I’m looking forward to spending the long Easter… Read more »

Kripalu Yoga, Exercise and National Parkinson Foundation Retreat

Earlier this week, I talked about my trip to Halifax, the Canadian Gerontology conference and some family visits (recap HERE). Following this, Monday morning, I got up at the crack of dawn (actually, 3:45am), drove to Halifax airport, and took a couple planes to Hartford Conneticut. I then got in another rental car, and pulled into Kripalu. Ahhhhh om.  … Read more »