August 2018 Webinars About Parkinson’s

August 2018 Webinars About Parkinson’s

You can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home.  Join either live or view the archived version within a few days of the live webinar (in most cases).  All webinars listed are free. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those living with Parkinson’s in August 2018…

Tuesday, August 7, 10:00-11:00am

“Active Living Webinar Series: Occupational Therapy and Parkinson’s”

Program: Occupational Therapists support people in maintaining meaningful everyday activities in order to lead productive and joyful lives. Gina Fernandez joins us for this webinar looking into the benefits of Occupational Therapy for people with Parkinson’s and their carepartners.

Presenter: Gina  Fernandez, Occupational Therapist

Presented by: Parkinson Society British Columbia

Register (must register by August 2nd)

Archived webinars


Wednesday, August 8, 10:00-11:00am

“Driving Safety for Older Adults”

Program: Families slowly transition their teenagers into driving, but most likely don’t think about transitioning their older adult loved ones out of driving. As a result, the decision to give up the car keys often is the result of a crisis—an accident or another unfortunate incident. The goals of this Let’s Talk about Driving program are to:

• Enable families to work with their older adult loved ones to develop a plan to transition out of driving before a crisis occurs.

• Provide a new way of thinking about transportation—dispelling the notion that there are no options other than driving.

• Seek out solutions and resources to help older adults remain active and engaged after giving up their car keys.

Presenter: Lakelyn Hogan,  gerontologist, caregiver advocate, Home Instead Senior Care

Presented by: Home Instead Senior Care and  American Society on Aging


Archived webinars


Tuesday, August 14, 9:00-10:00am

“Alternative Parkinson’s Therapies: Music and Dance”

Program: This presentation focuses on what music therapy is, and how it can help improve speech production, motor movements such as upper arm/hand movement and gait, as well as what role it plays improving mood, and decreasing stress. It will also highlight some of the newest research in the field as well as a fun interactive musical activity.

Presenters: Jessica Nielsen, MA, MT-BC, BMus, RP, ECE, Music Therapist-Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Dr. Joseph DeSouza, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, and graduate programs in Biology, Neurosciences and Vision, York University

Presented by: Parkinson Canada


An archived version will be available. Please check here for information


Tuesday, August 14, 10:00-11:00am

“Active Living Webinar Series: Recreation Therapy and Parkinson’s”

Program: Recreation Therapist Nicole Sales uses leisure and interest activities to promote the well-beinf of people with Parkinson’s. Join her as she discusses the benefits of Recreation Therapy and available programs

Presenter: Nicole Sales, Recreation Therapist

Presented by Parkinson Society British Columbia

Register (must register by August 2nd)

Archived webinars


Wednesday, August 15, 9:00-10:00am

“Ahead of the Curve: Non-Motor  Changes in Parkinson’s Disease”

Program: Many people don’t automatically recognize that many other medical concerns may actually be a symptom of their Parkinson’s-known as non-motor symptoms. Join us for an educational webinar discussing the non-motor symptoms which may accompany Parkinson’s and how to address these symptoms shall they arise.

Presenter: Samantha Holden, MD, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Neurologist, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

Presented by: Parkinson Association of the Rockies


Archived presentations


Thursday, August 16, 9:00-10:00am

“Urinary Problems in Parkinson’s Disease”

Program: This month, we’ll replay (from April 2017) a popular webinar from our library on urinary problems and Parkinson’s. The MJFF team will still answer submitted questions throughout the hour as our panelists discuss how and why Parkinson’s causes urinary problems, how this symptom can be managed and ongoing research on the topic.

Presenters:     Dave Iverson,  moderator, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Maria De Leon, MD, Person with Parkinson’s

Janis Miyasaki, MD, Med., FRCPC, FAAN, Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta

Jorge Juncos, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Emory Univ. School of Medicine

Presented by: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research


Archived Webinars


Tuesday, August 21, 10:00-11:00am

“Active Living Webinar Series: Chiropractic and Parkinson’s”

Program: Select chiropractors may be able to assist in treating problems with the nervous system including balance, coordination and breathing. Dr. Ashkan Jalili, licensed chiropractor with training in neurology, joins us to discuss how chiropractors may be able to support people with Parkinson’s.

Presenter: Ashkan Jalili,  M.Sc., D.C.

Presented by Parkinson Society British Columbia

Register (must register by August 2nd)

Archived webinars


Wednesday, August 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Atypical and Advanced Parkinsonian Disorders: An Overview and Discussion of Application to LSVT LOUD”

Program: Join LSVT LOUD clinicians as they discuss communication challenges for individuals with atypical or advanced Parkinsonian disorders and how LSVT LOUD can help these populations.s webinar will also include information on how treatment can be adapted to fit the unique needs of individuals with advanced or atypical PD.

Presenters: LSVT LOUD clinicians

Presented by:  LSVT Global


Archived webinars


Tuesday, August 28, 10:00-11:00am

“Active Living Webinar Series: Latest Findings in Exercise Research and Parkinson’s”

Program: Nicole Neilson, RN, an imaging coordinator at University of British Columbia” closes the series with a look into new research findings in exercise and Parkinson’s”

Presenter, Nicole Neilson, RN, University of British Columbia

Presented by Parkinson Society British Columbia

Register  (must register by August 2nd)

Archived webinars