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 2019…
Wednesday, September 11, 12:00-1:00pm
“Psychiatric and Cognitive Complications”
Program: Depression, anxiety, cognitive decline, psychosis and impulse control disorders can be common in people with Parkinson’s and have a profound effect on quality of life. It’s important as a person living with Parkinson’s or as a Parkinson’s care partner to become more educated about these conditions, how they may affect the goal of living well and ways to manage and mitigate them.
Presenter: Daniel Weintraub, MD, MSCE, University of Colorado, Neurology Clinic
Presented by: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
Thursday, September 12, 3:30-4:30pm
“Preventing Falls Among Older Adults”
Program: Each year 1 in every 3 people over the age of 65 will fall. Falling is the leading cause of injury in adults 65 and older. Are you an aging adult afraid of falling or do you worry for a loved one? If you answered yes, then this learning event is for you. Join us to learn: How and why do people fall?What causes people to lose their abilities? What are the risk factors? What can be done?
Presenters: Corey Wolofsky, physiotherapist, Physio en Route, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Presented by: Huddol
Register (you must join the Huddol commnuinty before you can register)
Tuesday, September 17, 10:00-11:00am
“Online: Communication Strategies for Optimal Success”
Program: Conversation is the primary mechanism by which humans create and maintain relationships. Yet, in the context of Parkinson’s disease (and typical aging) changes in speech, facial expressions, cognition, voice, and hearing can interfere with communicating messages and creating meaningful connections in conversations between individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their partners. These changes significantly impact the perceived burden (social, emotional, physical) and practical aspects of living with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Roberts will focus on the multidimensional nature of conversation difficulties in the context of living with Parkinson’s disease and will discuss communication strategies for optimizing successful conversation interactions.
Presenter: Angela Roberts, MA-SLP, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University.
Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation
Wednesday, September 18, 4:30-5:30pm
Program: Therapy Break is an interactive, online video discussion featuring a subject matter expert with knowledge relevant to living well with Parkinson’s disease. Addressing a variety of topics related to living with a movement disorder, these informal discussions provide a forum for you to learn, ask questions, interact and be part of a community, regardless of where you live.
Presenter: To be announced at time of program
Presented by: PMD Alliance
Register (view program at appropriate time)
Thursday, September 19, 9:00-10:00am
“What’s on Your Mind? Thinking and Memory Problems in Parkinson’s”
Program: Our panelists will discuss thinking and memory changes that can happen with Parkinson’s disease, strategies to lower the risk of these symptoms or ease their effects, and research toward new treatments. Panelists and staff will answer questions from the audience.
Presenters: To be advised at time of webcast
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Wednesday, September 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Application of LSVT LOUD to Advanced and Atypical PD”
Program: Join LSVT LOUD Faculty as they discuss unique challenges faced by individuals with atypical or advanced Parkinsonian disorders. The presentation will include information on how LSVT LOUD can improve communication for these individuals and how treatment can be adapted to fit the unique needs often encountered in these populations.
Presenters: LSVT clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Monday, September 30, 10:00-11:00am
World Parkinson Congress (WPC) is a triennial international
Parkinson’s meeting that brings together people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, medical practitioners, and scientists to learn and share scientific discoveries, medical practices, advocacy work, and caregiver initiatives.The fifth WPC took place in Kyoto, Japan in June 2019. Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) proudly funded scholarships for 10 attendees, including people with Parkinson’s, carepartners, and healthcare professionals, to attend the event. In this webinar, we will share some of the highlights and key takeaways from this year’s WPC.
Presenters: Participants at WPC sponsored by PSBC
Presented by: Parkinson Society British Columbia