Music Mends Minds Studio City and VA West LA Campus



WHEN:  Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm

Music Mends Mind has started a Studio City program.   MUSIC MENDS MINDS builds musical support groups in an effort to use music as “medicine for the mind,” while creating social support networks crucial to our members’ well-being and providing a joyful outcome for patients, their families and their caregiver.

Looking for musicians, singers and volunteers
Are you living with early cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s,dementia, traumatic brain injury or stroke?

Come make music with us! Friends, family, caregivers welcome, too.

The Unitarian Universalist
Church of Studio City
12355 Moorpark Street
Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm
Free street parking

ALSO: Music mends minds will also have a new program FOR VETERANS  in West LA . Click on colored link below  for information. Music Mends Minds at VA in West LA  Campus 

Band info: Katherine 818-642-8771 or Marie 818-512-7056
Non- Profit 501(c)(3)
The 5th Dementia Band

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For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles county, Ventura county, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-885-8623 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

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Support Groups for Patients and Families

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SUPPORT GROUPS FOR TBI Patients and Families

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Dancing Through Parkinsons

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New Dancing Through Parkinson’s location in the Valley/Tarzana

Join us weekly 1:30 pm-  2:30 pm on Tuesdays @ LA Star Dance Studio.
 Address: 19320 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, 91356
 Cost: By Donation
Call to ensure that this class will be held on the date you would like to attend RSVP  via phone: (424) 229-2141
Go to for additional information.
The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:        For information about Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles county, Ventura county, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-885-8623 to speak with  Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Information Center at CARE, The NeuroCommunity

Exercise Routines And Activities To Manage Symptoms And Improve Quality Of Life


Now is the best time to commit to an exercise routine to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Caregivers will find that exercise relieves stress and gets the feel-good hormones flowing.

Find a new activity you enjoy or challenge yourself in your current workout. The buddy system works great to keep you motivated and there are lots of apps and wearable technology to keep track of your progress. I am grateful to Cindy Marcus, [Read more…]

Exercise As Medicine


We can’t say it enough: exercise is a powerful tool that has been shown in numerous studies to delay the progression of neurological diseases and improve existing symptoms.

Exercise as Medicine – Don’t forget your daily dose!

Adapted from a blog by Re-Active Physical Therapy in Los Angeles, here are the top 8 reasons to exercise every day: [Read more…]

Kicking Parkinson Disease In The Nuts Gibson Style

KIrk Gibson photo by Bleacher Report

KIrk Gibson photo by Bleacher Report

Thanks to Mary for sharing a Bleacher Report story Kicking Parkinson Disease in the nuts Gibson style.

Gibson was diagnosed with PD at age 58 and one of the first things the specialists did after settling on his medication, was set him up with the LSVT BIG and LOUD physical therapy programs that are common among people wtih Parkinson’s. They call for sweeping, dramatic gestures with your arms and legs, and a concentrated effort to project your voice. Parkinson’s naturally stifles both, so essentially you retrain yourself. Big. Loud. [Read more…]

Writing Through The Storm: Therapeutic Power Of Writing

Devin Wallace

Nationally awarded writer and expressive arts specialist Devin Wallace is teaching a four-part class called “WRITING THROUGH THE STORM” on the therapeutic power of writing starting on July 29th, 2015 in Morro Bay. Research has shown that writing can help facilitate healing, [Read more…]

Laughter Yoga

Shelley Bell, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Shelley Bell, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Imagine a treatment for a variety of ailments, available without a prescription, whose only side effects are chuckles or giggles. This treatment can have many effects on the body, from the immune system to blood pressure. Medical illnesses such as stroke, heart attack, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, [Read more…]

Mindfulness For PD


Mindfulness Works for Parkinson’s Patients by Tim Flynn and Terry Gebhardt in The Coloradoan, April 11, 2015 – edited by Viviane Tondeur, MBA, Gerontologist. Thanks to Joan Wolstein, The NeuroCommunity Foundation Feel Good Ambassador, for sharing the article.

Past research has shown that exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of PD and help a person move and feel better. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of dynamic harmony between the body, mind and spirit of a person.” So is there more that we can do besides just exercise to counteract the effects of PD? Researchers respond with a resounding “yes.” [Read more…]

San Fernando Valley Healthy Aging And Exercise Class


For those of you in the San Fernando Valley, ONEgeneration is offering a weekly Healthy Aging And Exercise Class. Topics include fall prevention, nutrition, and mental health. [Read more…]

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The NeuroCommunity Foundation!

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Dear The NeuroCommunity Foundation friends,supporters and participants.

If you happen to shop at Ralphs and would like to support The NeuroCommunity Foundation, we would be most appreciative!. If you do shop at Ralphs, we will receive 1 % of your purchase through their community
contribution program. The NeuroCommunity Foundation's Non-Profit Org. number ( NP0 # ) is 82287

All you need to do is enroll online at OR by calling Ralphs at
800-443-4438 after September 1, 2016.

If you happened to enroll prior to Sept 1st, Ralphs requires you to register again.

For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions are found below or can be found at, click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on ‘Enroll Now’. If you don’t have computer access, please call us at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

Use you Ralph’s Rewards Card to Contribute Here’s How:

If you do not have a Ralph’s online account
1. Go to
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