Register Now for “Coping with Caregiving” Workshops for Caregivers to Those with Memory Issues, June to October 2021

Register Now for “Coping with Caregiving” Workshops for Caregivers to Those with Memory Issues, June to October 2021

Stanford's Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering nine virtual workshops for caregivers to those dealing with memory issues, regardless of the diagnosis (whether it be Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease Dementia, mild cognitive impairment, vascular dementia, stroke, etc.).  The workshops are every first and third Wednesday, 10-11:30am PT, starting June 2, 2021.  Sign up for one or all.

Register now for the APDA Northwest Chapter’s “Dementia, Cognition & PD” webinar, Friday, May 14

Register now for the APDA Northwest Chapter’s “Dementia, Cognition & PD” webinar, Friday, May 14

The Northwest Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is hosting a webinar on dementia and cognitive changes in Parkinson's Disease (PD).  The speaker is Nancy Isenberg, MD, medical director, Center for Healthy Aging.  The webinar is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 10:30am PT.

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

May 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 May 2021 list.  Note that a few webinars have registration deadlines well in advance of the webinar dates.

May 2021 Caregiver Webinars and other Virtual Events

May 2021 Caregiver Webinars and other Virtual Events

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related webinars and virtual events. Most of the webinars listed are for a general audience and are free.  Be sure to register in advance!  Some of the events have registration deadlines.

Register Now for “Advancing Science, Care, and Living with Parkinson’s” WPC Virtual Congress, May 17-21, 2021

Register Now for “Advancing Science, Care, and Living with Parkinson’s” WPC Virtual Congress, May 17-21, 2021

The "World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) Virtual: Advancing Science, Care, & Living with Parkinson’s" online congress runs from May 17-21, 2021.  The program begins at 8am PT each day.  There are five simultaneous tracks -- clinical science, basic science, comprehensive care, treatment options, and living with Parkinson's.  Pre-registration ($25) is required.

“Understanding Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s” – Webinar notes

“Understanding Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s” – Webinar notes

In early April, the Parkinson’s Foundation hosted the webinar “Understanding Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s” with speaker Dr. Jennifer Goldman.  Dr. Goldman addressed cognitive changes in people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  It is important to note that not everyone with PD will experience cognitive symptoms.

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Research at the NIH” Webinar on Friday, May 7

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Research at the NIH” Webinar on Friday, May 7

Register now for the next episode of "Dr. Gilbert Hosts" where APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with Dr. Walter Koroshetz about PD research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Koroshetz is director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a division of the NIH.  The webinar is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 9am PT.

“Connecting the Science to Hope” virtual symposium on May 15

“Connecting the Science to Hope” virtual symposium on May 15

The Movement Disorders Foundation is hosting a free, virtual symposium on May 15! “Connecting the Science to Hope” will bring together leading experts to reveal the latest advancements in research and clinical trials across movement disorders, with a specific focus on Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia. They have announced some wonderful speakers who will speak to research and clinical updates.

“Speech [in Parkinson’s Disease] – Webinar Notes

“Speech [in Parkinson’s Disease] – Webinar Notes

In late March, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) hosted a webinar on speech with speech-language pathologist Lisa Sommers. Lisa described the changes -- sometimes subtle --in breath support, voice production, speed and accuracy, inflection of voice, facial expressions and swallowing.  She noted that about 90% of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) will experience these kinds of changes in communication.

“Care Partners and Self-Care Throughout the Journey” [with Parkinson’s Disease] – Webinar Notes

“Care Partners and Self-Care Throughout the Journey” [with Parkinson’s Disease] – Webinar Notes

In early March, the World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) hosted “Care Partners and Self-Care Throughout the Journey.” Social worker Amanda Janicke, occupational therapist Julia Wood, and Parkinson’s disease (PD) caregivers Angela Robb and Alan Ater each spoke for about 10 minutes, offering tips to caregivers of those with PD.