Guests: Deborah (Debbie) Dalin Guyer, MA Executive Director of the Greater St. Louis American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), and Kelly and Pete Gaylord, co-facilitators of an active Parkinson’s disease support group located in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Ms. Guyer has been the Coordinator for the Information & Referral Center of the APDA at Washington University School of Medicine, one of eight APDA Centers for Advanced Parkinson Research, and served previously on the Board of Directors for 10 years, chairing the patient services committee.Her educational background includes a Masters degree in Speech Pathology, and she has been involved in running support groups and advocating for individuals with communication, voice, and swallowing deficits.
Pete Gaylord was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2001 at the age of 46, and he made a key decision to meet the disease head on, doing whatever he could to slow the progression. Pete lives by example, teaching weekly exercise and balance classess to persons with PD.
Pete and his artist wife,Kelly are actively involved in the community, and two years ago began a PD support group that is growing strong.
Please join me and my guests as we discuss the ins and outs of starting and maintaining a PD support group.
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