Archives for May 2021

APDA Blog Post:  Improve your Routine with Helpful Advice & Tips from People with PD and Care Partners

APDA Blog Post: Improve your Routine with Helpful Advice & Tips from People with PD and Care Partners

Dr. Rebecca Gilbert with the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) notes that small changes in your routine can have a big impact on quality of life in Parkinson's Disease (PD).  In this blog post, she shares tips from the PD community — those with PD and their care partners — on diet, nutrition, exercise, medication, and mental health. 

“Mental Well-being and Memory” in Parkinson’s – Webinar notes

“Mental Well-being and Memory” in Parkinson’s – Webinar notes

In mid-April, the Parkinson’s Foundation hosted neuropsychiatrist Dr. Gregory Pontone and Parkinson’s research advocate Lisa Cone to speak on mental well-being and memory. The speakers compared the different cognitive changes that occur during normal aging versus during Parkinson’s disease (PD). They discussed the impact medications may have on cognition, and how PD can affect memory over time.

“Let’s Keep Moving with APDA: Physical Therapy & Exercise” webinar, May 22

“Let’s Keep Moving with APDA: Physical Therapy & Exercise” webinar, May 22

"Let's Keep Moving with APDA" is an occasional webinar series hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).  In the webinar on Thursday, May 22, 10am, the speakers will be a dance for PD instructor and an exercise physiologist.  There will be time for audience questions.

Register Now for “Coping with Caregiving” Workshops for Caregivers to Those with Memory Issues, June to October 2021

Register Now for “Coping with Caregiving” Workshops for Caregivers to Those with Memory Issues, June to October 2021

Stanford's Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering nine virtual workshops for caregivers to those dealing with memory issues, regardless of the diagnosis (whether it be Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease Dementia, mild cognitive impairment, vascular dementia, stroke, etc.).  The workshops are every first and third Wednesday, 10-11:30am PT, starting June 2, 2021.  Sign up for one or all.

Register now for the APDA Northwest Chapter’s “Dementia, Cognition & PD” webinar, Friday, May 14

Register now for the APDA Northwest Chapter’s “Dementia, Cognition & PD” webinar, Friday, May 14

The Northwest Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is hosting a webinar on dementia and cognitive changes in Parkinson's Disease (PD).  The speaker is Nancy Isenberg, MD, medical director, Center for Healthy Aging.  The webinar is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 10:30am PT.

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

May 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 May 2021 list.  Note that a few webinars have registration deadlines well in advance of the webinar dates.

May 2021 Caregiver Webinars and other Virtual Events

May 2021 Caregiver Webinars and other Virtual Events

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of caregiving-related 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.

Register Now for “Advancing Science, Care, and Living with Parkinson’s” WPC Virtual Congress, May 17-21, 2021

Register Now for “Advancing Science, Care, and Living with Parkinson’s” WPC Virtual Congress, May 17-21, 2021

The "World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) Virtual: Advancing Science, Care, & Living with Parkinson’s" online congress runs from May 17-21, 2021.  The program begins at 8am PT each day.  There are five simultaneous tracks -- clinical science, basic science, comprehensive care, treatment options, and living with Parkinson's.  Pre-registration ($25) is required.

“Understanding Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s” – Webinar notes

“Understanding Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s” – Webinar notes

In early April, the Parkinson’s Foundation hosted the webinar “Understanding Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s” with speaker Dr. Jennifer Goldman.  Dr. Goldman addressed cognitive changes in people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  It is important to note that not everyone with PD will experience cognitive symptoms.

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Research at the NIH” Webinar on Friday, May 7

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Research at the NIH” Webinar on Friday, May 7

Register now for the next episode of "Dr. Gilbert Hosts" where APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with Dr. Walter Koroshetz about PD research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Koroshetz is director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a division of the NIH.  The webinar is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 9am PT.