October 2018 Webninars about Parkinson’s

October 2018 Webninars 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 October 2018…


Tuesday, October 9, 10:00-11:00am

“Nursing Solutions: The Parkinson Community and Spirituality”

Program: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease that can cause a multitude of physical discomforts and psychosocial stressors. In some cases, people with PD experience anxiety, depression and even hopelessness, despite the best medical management. Spiritual practices may help mitigate stress and provide a source of inner strength for those with chronic diseases. This program will explore the use of spirituality in managing PD care and provide examples of work in this area by nurses

Presenters: Diane Reynolds,  Ed. D., R.N., was a tenured associate professor of Nursing at Long Island University, Brooklyn  Campus, before retiring in 2015

Rev. Amy Rex Smith,  Ph.D., R.N., is a professor of Nursing and director of the RN to BSN program at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS

Lourdes Santoni , Ph.D., R.N. is a board certified  adult nurse practitioner

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation as part of the Nurse Webinar Series

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Tuesday, October 9, 1:00-2:00pm

“Ahead of the Curve: Disability Law Webinar”

Program: A discussion of legal and financial planning for Parkinson’s. Our presenter will discuss long-term care services, costs and how to pay for them.  In addition he will examine legal issues concerning wills, trusts and powers of attorney, etc.

Presenter: Michael Homier, J.D.

Presented by: Parkinson Association of the Rockies

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Archived webinars

 


Wednesday, October 17, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Early Parkinson Disease: A discussion of the benefits of LSVT LOUD”

Program: Individuals with early stage Parkinson disease (PD) or young onset PD may only be exhibiting mild or subtle vocal characteristics of PD. However, intensive behavioral treatment for voice and speech  (LSVT LOUD) can still be appropriate, justifiable and beneficial  for these populations

Presenters:  LSVT LOUD clinicians

Presented by: LSVT Global

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Thursday, October 18, 9:00-10:00am

“More Symptom Control: Treating Parkinson’s “Off” Episodes”

Program:  In this webinar, our expert panelists will discuss what causes “off” episodes (when symptoms aren’t well controlled), how to manage and treat these fluctuations, and the therapies in development to smooth out these cycles

Presenters:  Dave Iverson, moderator. Other panelists to be advised at time of webcast

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

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Tuesday, October 23, 10:00-11:00am

“Ask the Expert: How Cognitive Health Influences Fall Risk”

Program: Our presenter works actively in Falls Prevention for the elderly.  Learn how cognitive health has a direct bearing on the risk of falling as well as strategies to make your environment safe

Presenter: Barbara Adams, Physiotherapist and Clinical Director for PhysioCare at Home

Presented by: Parkinson Society British Columbia

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Wednesday, October 24, 9:00-10:00am

“Understanding Regenerative Medicine Approaches for the Study and Treatment of Parkinson’s”

Program: Dr. Ryan’s presentation will summarize the current progress in regenerative medicine approaches to restore damaged brain regions in Parkinson’s. He will also discuss patient-derived stem cells and how they can be used as a screening tool for development of new therapeutics in Parkinson’s. Because Ryan’s work involves a model made from Parkinson’s patient cells, he hopes his discoveries will be easier to move to the clinic to help treat patients, compared with animal models of drug discovery

Presenter:  Scott Ryan, Ph.D., M.D, University of Guelph, Ontario

Presented by: Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

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Wednesday, October 24, 9:00-10:00am

“Finding Fitness that Fits You: Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease”

Program: We’ve all heard that everyone should exercise, but where do you begin? With so many different ways to exercise, part of the challenge lies in finding the right type of exercise for you, especially if you are living with Parkinson’s. In this webinar, we’ll discuss tips on how to work with your care team and physician to help find the right kind of exercise for you and hear about a variety of exercise routines enjoyed by people with Parkinson’s.

Presenter: Soania Mathur, Retired family physician, PwP, Co-Chair, Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient panel.

Presented by: Partners in Parkinson’s

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Wednesday, October 31, 10:00-11:00am

“After the Diagnosis: Now What?”

Program: When a family member is diagnosed with cancer or dementia, there are no easy solutions or quick fixes. The months ahead will be difficult and taxing. One of the best ways to ease the burden and provide peace of mind is to ensure your wishes are carried out no matter how the disease progresses. In this presentation, the presenter will guide participants through planning for the five key issues that must be addressed, to ensure your family can navigate an uncertain future

Presenter: Catherine Hammond, J.D., Hammond Law Group

Presented by: Parkinson Association of the Rockies

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