Archives for March 2021

Stretching is crucial for those with Parkinson’s

Stretching is crucial for those with Parkinson’s

Parkinson Association of the Rockies (ParkinsonRockies) hosted a webinar on Practitioner Assisted Stretching for Parkinson’s Disease at the end of January.  While there is much said about the importance of exercise in maintaining quality of life for those with PD by slowing disease progression, there is not much emphasis placed on the importance of stretching as a part of a good PD exercise routine. But stretching is of crucial importance. Here’s why.

“Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Cognition & Parkinson’s Disease” – Webinar Notes

“Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Cognition & Parkinson’s Disease” – Webinar Notes

“Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Cognition & Parkinson’s Disease” featured guest speaker Kathleen Poston on the topic of cognition and dementia in Parkinson’s disease. It was part of the “Dr. Gilbert Hosts” series hosted by Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, the chief scientific officer at the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). 

“Death and Dying and Parkinson’s” – Webinar Notes

“Death and Dying and Parkinson’s” – Webinar Notes

“Death and Dying and Parkinson’s” is a webinar hosted in mid-February by the Davis Phinney Foundation (DPF). The speakers were DPF YOPD (Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease) Council members. They addressed the importance of talking about death early so you can live your fullest life. Though the speakers are all coping with Young Onset PD, we are sharing our notes with a broader audience as the webinar is relevant for us all. 

APDA: What’s New in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)?

APDA: What’s New in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)?

The idea of brain surgery can seem frightening. But for many with Parkinson’s disease (PD), deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a procedure that can have a significant positive impact on their quality of life. It’s important to note that it cannot help everyone with PD, and it may not be the right choice for you or your loved one for a variety of reasons – but APDA has a wealth of resources to help you learn more and answer many of your questions.

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Genetics & PD with Dr. Clemens Scherzer

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Genetics & PD with Dr. Clemens Scherzer

Please join us for the next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts-- an interactive webinar series where APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with experts in the Parkinson's disease (PD) community and opens the conversation up to your questions.

Caregiving Webinars in March 2021

Caregiving Webinars in March 2021

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related webinars and virtual events (conferences, symposia, and teleconferences). Here’s our lengthy March 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!  Some of the events have registration deadlines.

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

March 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 hefty March 2021 list of 50 webinars and virtual meetings. Be sure to register in advance! 

Washington Post: Our eyes may provide early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Washington Post: Our eyes may provide early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Forget the soul — it turns out the eyes may be the best window to the brain. Changes to the retina may foreshadow Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and researchers say a picture of your eye could assess your future risk of neurodegenerative disease.