Archives for June 2021

Following Robin Williams Documentary, Denise Dagan to be Featured on Lewy Body Dementia Panel, Wed, June 30, 11am PT

Following Robin Williams Documentary, Denise Dagan to be Featured on Lewy Body Dementia Panel, Wed, June 30, 11am PT

Our very own Denise Dagan will be addressing the Lewy body dementia caregiving journey following the virtual screening of the new Robin Williams documentary "SPARK."  The event is co-hosted by Brain Support Network and Family Caregiver Alliance.  Register now.

Dementia, Cognition & PD – Webinar notes

Dementia, Cognition & PD – Webinar notes

In mid-May, the American Parkinson Disease Association’s (APDA) Northwest chapter hosted a webinar on dementia, cognition and Parkinson’s disease (PD) with cognitive neurologist Dr. Nancy Isenberg.  Around 30% of PD patients will experience some cognitive challenges.  Dr. Isenberg mentioned 8 habits to help with cognition:  stress management, gratitude, good diet, exercise, sleep, cognitive engagement, connection, and support/care. 

Your Role in Medications – Webinar Notes

Your Role in Medications – Webinar Notes

On May 5th the Parkinson's Foundation hosted a webinar directed toward caregivers titled Your Role in Medications.  Movement Disorder specialist Ihtsham Haq, MD, spoke for an hour on recognizing medication reactions, how to differentiate ON and OFF symptoms, and how care partners can help their loved one with Parkinson's navigate medication issues.

A Dive into the Different Parkinson’s Drug Classes – Webinar notes

A Dive into the Different Parkinson’s Drug Classes – Webinar notes

In late April, the Parkinson and Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance hosted a webinar on the different drug classes for Parkinson’s disease (PD) medication. The speaker was movement disorder specialist Dr. Yasser Torres-Yaghi.

Impulse Control Disorders (in Parkinson’s) – Webinar notes

Impulse Control Disorders (in Parkinson’s) – Webinar notes

In mid-May, the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance hosted movement disorder specialist Dr. Joseph Friedman to speak on impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Impulse control disorders (ICD) is a term used to describe the numerous compulsory disorders associated with dopamine agonist drugs, primarily in PD but also in other disorders.  Examples are gambling, hypersexuality, shopping, etc.

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Disease Research at the NIH – Webinar notes

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Disease Research at the NIH – Webinar notes

In May, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) hosted a webinar on Parkinson’s disease research at the National Institute of Health (NIH). The speaker was Dr. Walter Koroshetz, director of the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS).  Dr. Koroshetz reviewed what the $223 million investment into Parkinson’s Disease (PD) research funds. 

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: The Environment and Parkinson’s Disease” Webinar on Wednesday, June 16

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: The Environment and Parkinson’s Disease” Webinar on Wednesday, June 16

Register now for the next episode of "Dr. Gilbert Hosts" where APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with Dr. Carlie Tanner about the effects of the environment on the risk of developing PD.  Dr. Tanner is the Associate Director at the Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center at the San Francisco VA.  The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 9am PT. 

“Update on (Parkinson’s) Disease Modifying Therapies” – Webinar notes

“Update on (Parkinson’s) Disease Modifying Therapies” – Webinar notes

According to the speaker, there are three different kinds of therapies – symptomatic, disease-modifying, and neuroprotective.  Currently, all approved therapies are only for symptomatic treatment; these therapies help improve symptoms – appearance and impact – without affecting the underlying cause of disease. Neuroprotective therapies aim to protect neurons.  These therapies can’t be done by looking at a person clinically; neurons themselves must be studied.

June 2021 Caregiver Webinars and other Virtual Events

June 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. 

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

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