home

Meetings



Parkinson Support and Wellness Group of Queens

CONTACT:
Eunide Alexandre
(718) 440-4200
contact@queensparkinsongroup.org

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS:

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care
There will be no upcoming meetings for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are still here for you and can be reached by phone.
206-20 Linden Blvd
Cambria Heights, NY 11411

 


Drug Info

 

 

Drug interactions can thwart Parkinson’s treatment
By Travis Sonnett, PharmD
Medications benefit us in many ways.But some medications, prescription and over-the-counter, can interfere with those taken for Parkinson’s. Carbidopa/levodopa, otherwise known as Sinemet®, is commonly usedto treat Parkinson’s disease. Sinemet® works by increasing the amount of dopamine in the brain so as to decrease tremor, stiffness and rigidity. (Sinemet® should not be taken with a high-protein meal because protein may interfere with absorption of the drug—though this may be more a problem for individuals with severe on/off activity.) Read more

 

Parkinson Medications

 

 

 

 

 


Parkinson's disease Medication information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introductory Videos

 



Esther speaks about Parkinson Support and Wellness Group of Queens.

To view, please select one of the following:

Esther 56kbps Quicktime
(best for dialup users)

Esther 100kbps Quicktime
(best for cable/dsl)




Tom speaks about living with Parkinson's Disease.

To view, please select one of the following:

Tom 56kbps Quicktime
(best for dialup users)

Tom 100kbps Quicktime
(best for cable/dsl)

Note: Quicktime Player is required for viewing videos. Download it for free here.



 

 Please check the resource section on our site for a direct links to the list of organizations and many others. These sites carry practical insight, practical pointers on on improving day-to day living with Parkinsons,  medical news, treatment, symptoms and prevention,  physician referrals and pertinent information on managing the severe effects of Parkinsons.nd a wealth of knowledgable information. Keep in mind the best possible tools to fight the daily reality of living with Parkinson's is to become very educated about the disease