PMD Alliance Caregiving Strategies for Parkinson’s Dementia – Webinar Notes

PMD Alliance Caregiving Strategies for Parkinson’s Dementia – Webinar Notes

On January 11th PMD Alliance hosted a webinar on the topic of Caregiving Strategies for Parkinson's Dementia.  The speaker, Angelo Domingo, Psy.D. spoke about the cognitive changes caregivers can expect in a person with Parkinson's and shared tips for accomplishing daily tasks as smoothly as possible despite those changes.  Before answering a couple questions, he shared some self-care strategies for preventing caregiver burnout.

APDA Symposium: The What and Why of Parkinson’s Medications – Webinar Notes

APDA Symposium: The What and Why of Parkinson’s Medications – Webinar Notes

On November 19-20 the Upper Midwest Chapter of the APDA hosted a Parkinson's Symposium.  On the second day, movement disorders specialist Dr. Lynn Struck spoke about the What and Why of Parkinson's Medications.  She gave a quick summary of every medication related to treatment of Parkinson's symptoms, including the mechanism of operation, what it is best used for, side effects, and dosages.  If you have ever been confused about why you are taking one thing and another person with PD is taking something different, watch this webinar!

Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s: Engaging Neuropsychology – Webinar Notes

Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s: Engaging Neuropsychology – Webinar Notes

On January 6th the Parkinson's Foundation Wellness Wednesday topic was Thinking Changes in Parkinson's - Engaging Neuropsychology. This was the first in a short series of Wellness Wednesdays focusing on cognition.  The new cognition series will be the first Wednesday in January, February, and March.   In this talk Travis Turner, PhD, explained why you might be referred for a neuropsychological evaluation, what is done during such an evaluation, how the information learned during an evaluation is used, and tips for performing your best during an evaluation.  After the talk he answered several questions about coping with cognitive changes when you have PD or are caring for someone with PD.

“Nutrition” – Lecture Notes

“Nutrition” – Lecture Notes

CurePSP hosted a day-long conference in mid-November. One of the topics covered was nutrition, including weight loss, dysphagia (swallowing problems), and healthy eating for us all. Much of the lecture notes are of interest to those dealing with Parkinson’s disease (PD), not just progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). However, the short sections on frontotemporal dementia and impulsive eating do not apply to PD. 

January 2021 Caregiving Webinars

January 2021 Caregiving Webinars

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related webinars and virtual events (conferences, symposia, and teleconferences). Here’s our January 2021 list of caregiving webinars and virtual events.  Most of the webinars listed are for a general audience and are free.  Be sure to register in advance! 

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: With David Leventhal of Dance for PD” Webinar on January 13, 10am PT

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: With David Leventhal of Dance for PD” Webinar on January 13, 10am PT

Register now for the next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts, facilitated by APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert.  On Wednesday, January 13, the special guest will be David Leventhal for a conversation about the intersection of dance and PD.  Leventhal is a founding teacher for Dance for PD©, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group. 

January 2021 – Parkinson’s Webinars and Virtual Meetings with Speakers

January 2021 – Parkinson’s Webinars and Virtual Meetings with Speakers

Every month, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach produces a list of Parkinson's-related webinars and virtual meetings with speakers.  Here's our January 2021 list.  Note that two webinars are in Spanish.  Be sure to register in advance!  

Webinar Notes: A Road map to the Future

Webinar Notes: A Road map to the Future

Back in October, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) welcomed Dr. Holly Shill to host a webinar providing perspectives to help viewers map out a future living with PD.  Holly Shill, MD is the director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Movement Disorder Program at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

2021- We’re ready for you!

2021- We’re ready for you!

Here's to brighter days and happier tomorrows. Happy New Year!

Parkinson’s and Speech – Lecture Notes

Parkinson’s and Speech – Lecture Notes

On December 11th PMD Alliance hosted a webinar on Parkinson's and Speech as part of the wHolistic series.  In this very informative hour CCC-SLP, Nicole Herndon, spoke about why speech changes occur with PD as well as treatment options and strategies for both the speaker and listener to improve communication.