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 February 2020…
Wednesday, February 19, 9:00-10:00am
“Medication Management in Parkinson’s”
Program: In this webinar our presenter will be addressing common questions and issues caregivers and Parkinson’s patients ask regarding medication management.
Presenter: Greta Mah, Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, North York Hospital Geriatric Clinic for Parkinson’s
Presented by: Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Wednesday, February 19, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Maintain the gains! Life after LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG”
Program: Learn about tools and strategies to help recipients of LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG maintain their treatment effects well beyond the end of treatment. LSVT Expert Clinicians will discuss the importance of following the protocol during the month of treatment, how to form good homework habits, and strategies for continued motivation and practice following treatment. The discussion will include information on homework resources, tune-up appointments, the LSVT Companion, and BIG for LIFE and LOUD for LIFE classes.
Presenters: LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG expert clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Wednesday, February 19, 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 advised at time of program
Presented by: Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance
Register (you will watch at this location)
Thursday, February 20, 9:00-10:00am
“Sex, Love and Parkinson’s”
Program: Our experts will discuss sexual changes in men and women with Parkinson’s, how the disease and its impact affects intimate relationships, and what strategies and treatments can help. We’ll take questions from the audience throughout the hour..
Presenters: To be advised at time of webinar
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Monday, February 24, 11:30am-12:30pm
“Anxiety and Depression in Parkinson’s and How to Manage Them”
Program: Approximately 50-60% of people living with Parkinson’s experience varying levels of depression and anxiety. It’s important to know the difference between these common mood disorders so you can accurately explain how you’re feeling to your doctor and get the care you need. Learn about the differences between depression and anxiety and how they are related; different types of depression and anxiety; causes of depression and anxiety in people living with PD; when and how to treat depression and/or anxiety; the latest in treatments, including non-pharmacological interventions.
Presenter: Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS, director, Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic
Presented by: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s