On December 8th PMD Alliance hosted a webinar as part of their wHolistic series on Hospitalization and Parkinson’s: What to Do, What to Know. Movement disorder specialist Stephen Reich, MD, spoke for an hour about what you need to know in order to advocate for your care and make the hospitalization experience better.… Full Story>
Archives for December 2020
CurePSP hosted a day-long conference for patients, families, and caregivers living with neurodegenerative diseases, including Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), an atypical parkinsonism disorder. The speaker was Jessica Shurer, LCSW at UNC Movement Disorders Center. She talked about informing family and friends of a diagnosis in order to gather support, and how family dynamics can change after a diagnosis. (We are sharing these notes with those in the Parkinson’s community since there was nothing PSP-specific about the talk. The “diagnosis” could be any condition.)… Full Story>
On November 18th, the Parkinson’s Foundation held a Care Partner Town Hall on the topic of Self-Care @ Home. Two social workers from the Parkinson’s Foundation took turns sharing information about self-care challenges caregivers face, tips for celebrating the holidays safely during the covid pandemic, self-care tips for a less stressful holiday, and their favorite web pages with self-care resources, including a caregiver assessment tool.
Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related webinars and virtual events (conferences, symposia, and teleconferences). Here’s our December 2020 list of caregiving webinars and virtual events. Not all of them are about coping with holidays during a pandemic, but a few are. Most of the webinars listed are for a general audience and are free. Be sure to register in advance!… Full Story>
This webinar/teleconference is part of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) “Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease” series. On December 10, two speakers — a movement disorder specialist and a physical therapist — will review how to keep the mind and body healthy with PD. Register now.… Full Story>