Parkinson's Disease Movement Disorders

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  • How East Hartford Family Deals with Parkinson’s

    October 21, 2019

    East Hartford residents Jan and Roger Penney, who have been married 56 years, are a striking couple who laugh easily and enjoy each other’s company. Jan and Roger, along with their son and daughter-in-law, are handling the challenge of Roger’s Parkinson’s diagnosis as a family. Jan says, “They take it…

  • After Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson’s Patient Playing Banjo Again

    October 12, 2019

    Paul Cochrane hadn’t picked up his banjo in years, ever since Parkinson’s disease had caused tremors that prevented his fingers from plucking the strings to any semblance of a tune. But, after having the Vercise Gevia Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) battery implanted in January and turned and adjusted over the…

  • Parkinson’s: Where Behavioral Health and Neurology Intersect

    October 10, 2019

    By Kate Carey-Trull Chances are, you know someone with Parkinson’s disease. One person is diagnosed every 10 minutes, with about 60,000 Americans diagnosed with the chronic, progressive neurological and degenerative disorder each year. Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Chase Family Movement…

  • How Normal is Memory Decline as We Age?

    October 10, 2019

    Normal aging makes joints creak and skin sag. Inside the brain, cognition changes in similarly “predictable ways,” according to Dr. Amy Sanders, director of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Memory Care Center in Wethersfield. Research has shown, she said, that the speed with which adults process new information or retrieve stored…

  • New CHH Neurologist Offers Migraine Talk Oct. 23

    October 02, 2019

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is presenting a health talk Oct. 23, “Migraine Prevention and Treatment,” by Dr. Hugh Cahill of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Learn about reducing migraines by eliminating environmental triggers, preventive and at-onset medications, and newly approved FDA medications. The talk will be held Oct….

  • 50,000-Square-Foot HealthCenter Opens in Cheshire

    September 24, 2019

    The new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main St. in Cheshire is now open. The 50,000 square-foot facility currently features experts from the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Headache Center and the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, plus…

  • Orthopedist Featured in Free ‘Advancements in Spine Surgery’ Talk in Torrington

    September 24, 2019

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s “Dinner with the Doc” presents a talk entitled “Advancements in Spine Surgery” by Dr. Mitchell Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Conference Hall, 540 Litchfield Street in Torrington. A light dinner will be provided prior to the presentation with…

  • How Treating Concussions Has Changed: Free Talk On What You Should Know

    September 23, 2019

    Maybe the first time you realized how serious concussions could be was when the NFL started fielding lawsuits from former players with repeated head injuries that forever changed – or ended – their lives. Concussion – the mildest form of traumatic brain injury – can result from an accident, sports…

  • Cheshire HealthCenter to Open in September

    September 09, 2019

    Construction of the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at 280 South Main Street in Cheshire is nearing completion, with a scheduled opening in mid-September. The walls are freshly painted, the shrubs are freshly planted and the parking lot is ready for cars. While information technology specialists work to tie everything together,…

  • Hartford HealthCare Adds Neurosurgeon Andrew Wakefield

    August 26, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute announced that the providers with Connecticut Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, LLC, joined the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and will continue to provide services at Hartford Hospital. The practice includes Andrew Wakefield, MD, FAANS, and Sean Brennan, PA-C. Dr. Wakefield, shown above, earned a master’s degree…


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