Archives for January 2021

Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s: Engaging Neuropsychology – Webinar Notes

Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s: Engaging Neuropsychology – Webinar Notes

On January 6th the Parkinson's Foundation Wellness Wednesday topic was Thinking Changes in Parkinson's - Engaging Neuropsychology. This was the first in a short series of Wellness Wednesdays focusing on cognition.  The new cognition series will be the first Wednesday in January, February, and March.   In this talk Travis Turner, PhD, explained why you might be referred for a neuropsychological evaluation, what is done during such an evaluation, how the information learned during an evaluation is used, and tips for performing your best during an evaluation.  After the talk he answered several questions about coping with cognitive changes when you have PD or are caring for someone with PD.

“Nutrition” – Lecture Notes

“Nutrition” – Lecture Notes

CurePSP hosted a day-long conference in mid-November. One of the topics covered was nutrition, including weight loss, dysphagia (swallowing problems), and healthy eating for us all. Much of the lecture notes are of interest to those dealing with Parkinson’s disease (PD), not just progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). However, the short sections on frontotemporal dementia and impulsive eating do not apply to PD. 

January 2021 Caregiving Webinars

January 2021 Caregiving Webinars

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related webinars and virtual events (conferences, symposia, and teleconferences). Here’s our January 2021 list of caregiving webinars and virtual events.  Most of the webinars listed are for a general audience and are free.  Be sure to register in advance! 

Finding Archived Parkinson’s-Related Webinars and Virtual Meetings

Finding Archived Parkinson’s-Related Webinars and Virtual Meetings

Lots of Parkinson's disease (PD)-related organizations host webinars on various aspects of PD -- usually symptoms or treatments.  Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach publishes monthly lists of these webinars and virtual meetings.  Lots of people ask us about finding the archived recordings.  Here's a list of some PD organizations and recordings to their past webinars and virtual meetings.  Also included is a list to their current virtual offerings.

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: With David Leventhal of Dance for PD” Webinar on January 13, 10am PT

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: With David Leventhal of Dance for PD” Webinar on January 13, 10am PT

Register now for the next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts, facilitated by APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert.  On Wednesday, January 13, the special guest will be David Leventhal for a conversation about the intersection of dance and PD.  Leventhal is a founding teacher for Dance for PD©, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group. 

January 2021 – Parkinson’s Webinars and Virtual Meetings with Speakers

January 2021 – Parkinson’s Webinars and Virtual Meetings with Speakers

Every month, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach produces a list of Parkinson's-related webinars and virtual meetings with speakers.  Here's our January 2021 list.  Note that two webinars are in Spanish.  Be sure to register in advance!  

Webinar Notes: A Road map to the Future

Webinar Notes: A Road map to the Future

Back in October, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) welcomed Dr. Holly Shill to host a webinar providing perspectives to help viewers map out a future living with PD.  Holly Shill, MD is the director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Movement Disorder Program at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

2021- We’re ready for you!

2021- We’re ready for you!

Here's to brighter days and happier tomorrows. Happy New Year!