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 September 2018…
Tuesday, September 18, 10:00-11:00am
“Mental Health and PD”
Program: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is complicated by a number of co-morbid psychiatric symptoms that often overlap with the motor and other physical aspects of PD or may be caused by PD medications used to treat motor symptoms (e.g., impulse control disorders and dopamine agonists). This webinar will focus on the overlap of motor, cognitive and psychiatric aspects of PD. Additionally, the presenter will describe the features of comorbid psychiatric disturbances including depression, anxiety and psychosis along with general approaches to treatment.
Presenter: Laura Marsh, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation
Wednesday, September 19, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Early Parkinson Disease: A discussion on the benefits of exercise and LSVT BIG”
Program: Individuals with early stage Parkinson disease (PD) or young onset PD may not yet be exhibiting many physical characteristics of PD. However. A regular exercise regime and intensive physical and occupational therapy (LSVT BIG) can still be appropriate and beneficial. Join the webinar to see how exercise and the LSVT BIG intensive protocol can help maintain current levels of functioning, uncover subtle movement challenges, and improve movement while potentially slowing symptom progression.
Presenters: LSVT BIG Clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Thursday, September 20, 9:00-10:00am
“Cramping More than Your Style: Dystonia Causes and Care”
Program: Our panelists will discuss dystonia: a movement disorder on its own and a Parkinson’s symptom that causes painful muscle cramping. Attend this webinar to learn about the latest treatments and research to better understand this condition.
Presenters: Dave Iverson, moderator. Other panelists to be announced at time of webinar
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research