September 2021 – Caregiver Webinars and other Virtual Events

September 2021 – Caregiver Webinars and other Virtual Events

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of Parkinson’s-related webinars and virtual meetings with speakers.  Here’s our September 2021 list. 

What’s the difference between a webinar and a virtual meeting?  A “webinar” has a handful of speakers at most, and attendees have both audio and video muted.  A “virtual meeting” usually allows attendees to be seen and heard.

We recommend you register NOW for anything of interest.  That way, if there’s a recording, as a registrant you’ll receive an email alerting you to the recording availability. Also, note that a few webinars have registration deadlines well in advance of the webinar dates.

Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach will try to attend as many of these events as possible and share our notes.  Our notes about PD webinars are often posted here to our blog. We email our notes to the “Stanford PD Info” and “PD Caregivers” email lists, depending on the relevance to those audiences.

We publish to our blog an additional caregiver-specific webinar and virtual event list, which is sent to those on our “PD Caregivers” list.  That list includes some events not included here since those events are for caregivers only.

If you are a caregiver to someone with PD, we encourage you to be added to our “PD Caregivers” email list.  

Unless indicated, the webinar and virtual meetings listed below are:

  • Times listed as PT. (We are based in California, after all.)
  • One-hour in duration.  We suggest you join five minutes before the official start-time.  (Usually, the speaker talks for 30-40 minutes and there’s a question-and-answer session for the remaining time.)
  • For a general audience.  (Again, caregiver-specific events are on our other list.)
  • Not focused on a single medication or single, branded treatment. (Those are excluded.)
  • Free.

After that long preamble, here’s our list of PD-related webinars and virtual meetings in September 2021…


Wednesday, September 1, 4pm

Ask Teepa Anything! Live on YouTube


In this live event, Teepa Snow will answer your dementia-related questions in real-time.  Or send your questions here and watch later to see if she answered your question.  

Speaker:  Teepa Snow 

Host:  Positive Approach to Care

The first 50 people to register will be allowed in the Zoom room.  

Register here

After the session, you can find the recording on YouTube and Facebook  

Saturday, September 11, 10am-12pm

Experiencing Healing as a Caregiver


Caregivers Count! 11th Annual Conference, session 1 is focused on self-care.  Using her personal experience as a caregiver for her mom and her work with the Alameda County Care Alliance, Lyn-Tise Jones will share ways caregivers can care for themselves, find support, and experience healing.

Speaker:  Lyn-Tise Jones, Alameda County Care Alliance

Host:  Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Register for all four conference sessions here

The conference will be recorded and posted to the FCA website

Saturday, September 11, 5:30a-11am

Caring for Parkinson’s – Caring for You Symposium


Originally scheduled as an in-person event, this symposium has been changed to virtual.  Registration process remains the same.  Speaker topics include Dysphasia – Speech and Swallowing and PD, Sleep and PD, and Neuro-Optometry and PD.


  • Michelle Hill, SLP      
  • Nicholas Fleming, MD      
  • Kevin Bigham, OD 

Host:  Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC)
Register here

The conference may be recorded and posted to the PAC YouTube channel

Saturday, September 18, 8am

Telemedicine and Your Future


Insight into the future of telemedicine and what it means to you.

Speaker:  Jaime Hatcher-Martin, MD

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Georgia Chapter

Register for all four conference sessions here

Although the Georgia chapter has not posted videos to the APDA YouTube channel before, this is where other APDA chapter webinars are posted

Saturday, September 18, 10am-12pm

Caring For an Older Adult with Mental Health Needs


In the second session of Caregivers Count! the 11th Annual Conference, learn what the common definition and understanding of mental illness is, the importance of recognizing mental illness in older adults, the most common mental health issues among the elderly, factors that contribute to these mental illnesses, and how these mental health issues manifest. Most importantly, learn how you can help the older adult in your care that has these mental health needs, both from an emotional and an activity perspectives.   

Speakers:  Teresa Sims and Teresa Gamez, Gardner Health Services

Host:  Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Register here

The conference will be recorded and posted to the FCA website

Monday, September 20, 8am

Caregivers of America and Self-care


During this webinar participants will learn the awareness and understanding necessary to develop a meaningful “resiliency plan” that addresses caregiving, your loved one’s concerns, and especially your own health and wellness in the dynamic years to come.

Speaker:  James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW

Host:  Wellmed Caregiver Teleconnection

Register with Wellmed Caregiver Teleconnection 866-390-6491 or here.

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the Caregiver Teleconnection website.

Wednesday, September 22, 11am

The important role of care partners for individuals receiving LSVT LOUD® or LSVT BIG®


Care partners can be a key part of optimizing the success for individuals receiving speech or physical therapy.  This webinar will provide recommendations on how to help support daily exercise practice, homework and carryover of a louder voice and bigger movements into daily life.  Suggestions for motivation and encouragement will also be provided.

Host:  LSVT Global

Register here

We do not know if this webinar will be recorded.  LSVT Global has a YouTube channel

Friday, September 24, 10:30am

Palliative Care in Parkinson’s Disease: Providing Patient Centered Care, Support, and Symptom Management


Panel discussion about the power of palliative care involvement in PD.


  • Christopher Flynn, DO, palliative care physician
  • Rev. Lorraine E. Leist, MDiv, BCC-PCHAC, chaplain
  • Joan Luster,  MSW, palliative care social worker

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest Chapter

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA YouTube channel

Saturday, September 25, 10am-12pm

Take Charge! Advance Care Planning Tips


In the third session of Caregivers Count! the 11th Annual Conference, learn how to get the health care you want based on what matters most. Learn how to talk about your wishes for care with the important people in your life, and how to choose someone to make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to do so.  Also learn how to write down your wishes using Advance Heath Care Directives and the Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment.

Speaker:  Mary Matthiesen, Mission Hospice

Host:  Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Register for all four conference sessions here

The conference will be recorded and posted to the FCA website

Tuesday, September 28, 12pm

Communicating and Staying Connected with Parkinson’s in the Relationship


This virtual panel will focus on challenges and solutions related to maintaining effective communication between care partners and their person with Parkinson’s (PwP). 

Moderator:  Julie Carter, RN, MN, ANP

Talk #1:  Communication is so much more than speech

Panelist:  Angela Roberts, PhD

Talk #2:  Communication issues as experienced by the care partner; tips, tools, advice, words of wisdom

Panelist:  Rebecca Gifford

Talk #3:  Communication issues as experienced by the care partner; tips, tools, advice, words of wisdom

Panelist:  Cheryll Choi

Host:  World Parkinson Coalition (WPC)

Information about all four topics in this series.  Register for one or all here.

The webinar recording will be posted to the WPC website

Tuesday, September 28, 2pm-3:30pm

Cultivating Positivity in Caregiving


Learn evidence-based tips to improve coping skills, emotional well-being and quality of life throughout the dementia journey.

Host:  Banner Health

Register here

This webinar will not be recorded.

Wednesday, September 29, 10am-11:30am

SPARK: Robin Williams and His Battle with Lewy Body Dementia


This 45-minute documentary about Robin Williams and his battle with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) provides a deeper dive into the disease including its biology, clinical symptoms and its impact on both the person with LBD and the primary caregiver.  This program will include a brief introductory presentation and conclude with a panel discussion.

Panelists:  Yasar Torres-Yaghi, MD

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

A recording of the panel discussion will be posted to the PF Wellness Wednesdays webpage