“Treating PSP, MSA, and CBD – What can be done?” Webinar Scheduled for February 27th

“Treating PSP, MSA, and CBD – What can be done?” Webinar Scheduled for February 27th

Stanford University and Brain Support Network will be co-hosting another webinar next month on treating progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th, 3-4pm. Please register in advance.

Treating PSP, MSA, and CBD – What can be done?

MEETING DETAILS


When:
Wednesday, February 27, 3-4pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Speaker: 
Brent Bluett, DO, movement disorders specialist, Stanford Movement Disorders Center

Dr. Bluett will address these topics:

  • What symptoms of PSP, MSA, and CBD are amenable to improvement?
  • How can physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise, and assisted devices help?
  • What about eye movement training?
  • What about botox?
  • What are some eating and drinking strategies?
  • How can you ask your neurologist about these treatments?

Those coping with advanced Parkinson’s Disease or Lewy body dementia may find some aspects of this webinar useful.


Register in advance for this (free) webinar:   http://bit.ly/2Ru0e18
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Further details on the speaker:

The speaker is Dr. Brent Bluett, a movement disorders specialist at Stanford University.  He is an expert on atypical parkinsonism disorders.  He is the director of the Stanford Center of Excellence for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.  Dr. Bluett’s research focuses on fall prevention in all movement disorders.  He received NIH grant funding to explore freezing of gait in Parkinson’s Disease, in order to better understand the underlying pathophysiology.


Further details on the webinar host:

The webinar will be hosted by Sharon Reichardt Walker, whose late husband Den had progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), confirmed through brain donation. She is a longtime member of Brain Support Network, a nonprofit focused on the four atypical parkinsonism disorders, including PSP, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal degeneration, and Lewy body dementia. Sharon has spoken about the importance of brain donation for research and the challenges of being a PSP caregiver to support groups and conferences.

There will be time for questions-and-answers with Dr. Bluett and Ms. Reichardt Walker.

If you can’t make it on February 27th, we encourage you to register for the webinar so that you will be alerted when the recording is available online.

Brain Support Network, the co-organizer, will be posting notes from Dr. Bluett’s presentation and the Q-and-A to its website within a few days of the webinar.


Questions?

Please contact Robin Riddle, Stanford, phone 650-724-6090.