On the next episode of “Dr. Gilbert Hosts,” Dr. Erin Foster will suggest helpful ways to organize your surroundings and improve your daily routines, so you can function at your best. Learn new approaches to using the computer, using your cell phone, writing, preparing meals, and organizing your home. Register now for this American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) webinar, taking place on October 20, noon PT.
The host is the APDA’s chief scientific officer Dr. Rebecca Gilbert.
About the speaker
Erin Foster is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology, and Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Foster received her clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, PhD in Rehabilitation Science, and completed postdoctoral training in clinical investigation and cognitive science at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Foster directs the Cognitive and Occupational Performance Laboratory, which generates knowledge to guide the development of more effective and comprehensive rehabilitation programs for people with neurological disorders and cognitive dysfunction. Her current research focuses on understanding how cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD) impacts everyday life and development of cognitive rehabilitation and self-management approaches for people with PD. She has federal and foundation research grants related to these topics. As a licensed occupational therapist and consultant with Washington University’s Program in Occupational Therapy’s Clinical Practice, Dr. Foster helps guide therapists treating clients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.