In mid-October, the American Parkinson Disease Association’s Massachusetts chapter (APDA MA) hosted a webinar on sleep issues in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The webinar featured movement disorder specialist Dr. Okeanis Vaou who described common sleep disorders in PD and how to treat them. Sleep disorders are present in about 66-99% of people with PD.… Full Story>
Archives for October 2021
In mid-June, the PMD Alliance hosted a webinar on fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The webinar featured movement disorder specialist Dr. Joseph Friedman, who discussed the difference between fatigue and sleepiness, the kinds of fatigue, and how to measure and treat it. Fifty percent of people with PD will rate fatigue as one of their worst symptoms, and one-third of PD patients rate fatigue as their single worst symptom. It is the most important reason cited for medical disability insurance claims by PD patients in the US.… Full Story>
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.… Full Story>
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In September, the Parkinson Society British Columbia hosted a webinar on “language impairment” in Parkinson’s disease (PD) though the focus was on how those with PD and caregivers can cope with communication, swallowing, and cognition changes. The coping strategies were suggested by speech language pathologist Jamie Russell. We took notes during the webinar and shared them here.
In mid-June, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) hosted a webinar on the environment’s impact on the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). The webinar featured movement disorder specialist Dr. Carlie Tanner, with the University of California San Francisco. The webinar consisted of a 15 minute presentation and a 45 minute question and answer session, where she detailed specific risk factors based on audience interest.… Full Story>