Please join us in Waterbury on April 7th!

Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Waterbury Hospital
64 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06721

Psychological and Neuropsychological Functioning In Essential Tremor
presented by Emily Sharp, PhD, ABPP

Although tremor is the cardinal symptom of Essential Tremor, recent research has also identified important non-motor symptoms associated with ET. This talk will focus on the psychological and cognitive symptoms associated with Essential Tremor.

Dr. Emily Sharp is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurology. She is on the faculty within the Movement Disorders section in the Department of Neurology at Yale New Haven Hospital and part of the DBS surgery evaluation team. Dr. Sharp obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at VA Boston Healthcare System.

Registration is requested – Inquiries are invited!

To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

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DRIVING & PARKING:

Parking:

  • Free on-site parking lot.

Directions:

Route 84 – Eastbound from New York or Danbury area

  • Exit 18 (Chase Parkway). Turn right and go to the first traffic light. Then turn right and go to the next light. Turn right (this is West Main Street). Take the second left onto Robbins Street for 1/2 mile. Hospital is on the left.

Route 84 – Westbound from Hartford area

  • Exit 18 (Highland Avenue/West Main Street). Take fork to West Main Street. Turn right (this is West Main Street). Take the first left onto Robbins Street for 1/2 mile. Hospital is on the left.

Route 8 – Northbound from Naugatuck or Bridgeport area

  • Exit 32 (Downtown Waterbury). Continue straight through second light (West Main Street) moving into the far left lane, bear left under underpass to stop sign (Watertown Ave). Go straight up hill (Robbins Street). Hospital entrance is next right.

Route 8 – Southbound from Watertown, Thomaston or Torrington

  • Exit 34 (West Main Street/Downtown Waterbury exit). Take a right at the end of the exit onto West Main Street. Take the first right onto Colley Street (this is a one-way street). Hospital is straight ahead, on Robbins Street.

Save the date!

Our next CT Essential Tremor Support Group will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th, in Waterbury. Neuropsychologist Dr. Emily Sharp is our speaker. Details will be published soon!

Join us in Middletown for our February 3rd support group!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Middlesex Hospital’s Bardenheier Medical Training Center
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Life Hacks and Assistive Technology

At this meeting, we’ll discuss life hacks and assistive technology, including exciting state-of-the-art products under development. Please bring and share any devices or hacks that work for you!

Registration is requested – Inquiries are invited!

To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

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DRIVING & PARKING:

Parking:

  • Free on-site parking is available.

Directions:

FROM NORTH (HARTFORD)

Take I-91 South to Exit 22S, Route 9 South. Follow Route 9 through Middletown. Take Exit 13, Route 17. Continue straight to the intersection with Route 17, South Main Street. At the light, turn right onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the intersection with Crescent Street. Turn right onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

FROM SOUTH (MERIDEN)

Take I-91 or Wilbur Cross Parkway to Route 691 East. Follow Route 691 (becomes Route 66) to Main Street, Middletown. Turn right onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street to the intersection with Pleasant Street. Turn right onto Pleasant Street, then bear left at the next light onto South Main Street. Turn left onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

FROM WEST

Take I-84 to Route 691 East. Follow Route 691 (becomes Route 66) to Main Street, Middletown. Turn right onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street to the intersection with Pleasant Street. Turn right onto Pleasant Street, then bear left at the next light onto South Main Street. Turn left onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

FROM NEW YORK/NEW HAVEN

Take I-95 to I-91 North. Change to Route 9 South toward Cromwell/Middletown. In Middletown, take Exit 13. Continue straight to the intersection with Route 17, South Main Street. At the light, turn right onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the intersection with Crescent Street. Turn right onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

Mark your calendar!

Please plan to join us for our next CT Essential Tremor Support Group meeting: Saturday, February 3rd, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. Details will be published shortly.

You won’t want to miss our December 2nd meeting!

Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 St. Vincent’s Medical Center
2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT

THE NEW NEURAVIVE PROCEDURE
THAT RELIES ON MR-GUIDED FOCUSED ULTRASOUND
presented by Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kaplitt is a board-certified neurosurgeon and is the Director of Movement Disorders at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. He is consistently named to lists of top physicians in New York, and has received several prestigious awards, including the Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Gene Therapy. He has been featured on the Charlie Rose Show, Good Day New York, Business Insider, and other media for his work in essential tremor and movement disorders.After participating in the focused ultrasound clinical trial, Dr. Kaplitt was the first physician in New York to offer Neuravive after FDA-approval for focused ultrasound was obtained. He currently serves on the editorial board of several prestigious scientific and medical journals, including the Journal of Neurosurgery – widely considered to be the most important in the field.

AT THIS MEETING: Participants will be educated on all treatment options offered for essential tremor with an emphasis on the new Neuravive procedure that relies on MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound. You should expect to gain meaningful insights on Neuravive clinical trial results and hear patient experiences.

NOTE: Neuravive is the brand name given to the focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor by the equipment manufacturer, Insightec.

Registration is requested – Inquiries are invited!

To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

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DRIVING & PARKING:

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is conveniently located on Main Street, in Bridgeport’s residential north side neighborhood, with easy access from the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) and Interstate-95, as well as the Route 8 & 25 Connector.

  • From the Merritt Parkway:Take Exit 48 (Main Street); proceed 2.3 miles south to St. Vincent’s campus, on the left.
  • From I-95:
    Take Exit 27A onto the Route 8 & 25 Connector; take Exit 4 (Lindley St.); turn left onto Lindley and proceed three blocks to Hawley Ave.; turn left onto Hawley and the Medical Center entrance is on the right.
  • From the Route 8 & 25 Connector (southbound):Take Exit 5 (Boston Ave.); turn left at end of ramp and proceed to Summit St.; follow Summit to Main and turn left; Medical Center will be on the left.

Blue “H” hospital signs also lead to St. Vincent’s 10-story, white landmark building.

PARKING:

The Patient/Visitor Parking Garage is located directly in front of the Medical Center.

  • Please bring your parking ticket in with you so that you can have it validated at the Central Cashier located in the Main Lobby Patient Information Desk when the meeting is over!

You’ll want to save the date for our December meeting!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 2nd, when we’ll meet at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. Our speaker is renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Kaplitt, who uses focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor at Weill Cornell Medical. You won’t want to miss hearing more about this cutting edge treatment option!

Join us on October 7th for our meeting in Wallingford!

Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Gaylord Hospital
50 Gaylord Farm Road
Wallingford, CT 06492

Vocal Tremor: What Is the Role of Behavioral Treatment?
presented by Alice Kosowsky, MA MS CCC-SLP

Alice Kosowsky, MA MS CCC-SLP, is a Speech Pathologist at Gaylord Hospital working with outpatients. Alice entered Speech Pathology after earning a master’s degree in psycholinguistics, giving her an appreciation for the interaction between language and speech production. She taught graduate students 1:1 for 14 years at Southern CT State University, and conducted a class for undergraduates in the area of phonetics. She has also worked with people challenged by swallow disorders for many years, continuing this area of specialty at Gaylord Hospital.

Within the past 5 years, Alice chose to independently develop a clinical interest in voice. She is pleased to be able to survey the literature on the treatment of Essential Voice Tremor and share what she has learned with us. At this meeting, Alice will speak about what is considered the gold standard in treatment, newly developing options, reconsidered options, and will update us about behavioral/speech therapy.

Registration is requested – Inquiries are invited!

To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

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DRIVING & PARKING:

Parking:

  • Free on-site parking is available throughout the Gaylord campus.

Directions:

From Points South via I-95 and I-91

  • I-95 intersects I-91 in New Haven, CT.
  • Take I-91 north to exit 13.
  • Turn left at light, then right at next light on Toelles Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right on Old Hartford Tpke.
  • At second traffic light, turn left on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right on Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left onto Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points South via Route 15-Merritt Parkway

  • Route 15 north (the Merritt Parkway) to exit 64.
  • Turn left at traffic light.
  • At second traffic light, turn right on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right on Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left on Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points North via I-91

  • I-91 south to exit 17 (Wilbur Cross Parkway, route 15).
  • Take exit 64, turn left on Turnpike Rd.
  • At traffic light, turn right on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right onto Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left on Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points East

  • I-90 to I-84 west.
  • In Hartford, CT, take 1-91 south to exit 17 (Wilbur Cross Parkway, route 15).
  • Take exit 64, turn left on Turnpike Rd.
  • At traffic light, turn right on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right onto Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left on Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points West (Litchfield/Torrington, CT)

  • Route 8 South to I-84 East.
  • Continue to Exit 26. Bear right onto Route 70.
  • Continue on Route 70 to Route 10. Bear right onto Route 10 South.
  • Proceed approximately 2 blocks and turn left onto Wallingford Road, which becomes Gaylord Farm Road at the town line.
  • Gaylord Hospital is on the right, about 3 miles from the Route 10 intersection.

From Hartford, CT via I-84

  • I-84 west to exit 27 (I-691/Meriden).
  • Take exit 3 (Route 10, Cheshire).
  • Turn right at light onto route 10 south.
  • Just past Town Hall, turn left on Wallingford Rd.
  • Wallingford Road becomes Gaylord Farms Road at the town line; Gaylord Hospital is on the right.

From Waterbury/Cheshire

  • I-84 east to exit 26. Take route 70 to route 10 south/Cheshire.
  • Just past Town Hall, turn left on Wallingford Rd.
  • Wallingford Road becomes Gaylord Farms Road at the town line; Gaylord Hospital is on the right.