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. Dr. Isenberg has a special interest in healthy aging, evidence-based, comprehensive treatments of dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer disease, cognitive, behavioral and memory disorders. Register here. The webinar will be held on Zoom.  Once you register, a link will be sent to you. A recording of the webinar will be posted to the APDA YouTube channel.

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.

“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.

“Speech [in Parkinson’s Disease] – Webinar Notes

“Speech [in Parkinson’s Disease] – Webinar Notes

In late March, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) hosted a webinar on speech with speech-language pathologist Lisa Sommers. Lisa described the changes -- sometimes subtle --in breath support, voice production, speed and accuracy, inflection of voice, facial expressions and swallowing.  She noted that about 90% of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) will experience these kinds of changes in communication.

“Sleep and Fatigue in Parkinson Disease” – Webinar Notes

“Sleep and Fatigue in Parkinson Disease” – Webinar Notes

In mid-March, the Parkinson Association of the Rockies hosted a webinar on “Sleep and Fatigue in Parkinson Disease” with Dr. Alexander Baumgartner. He is a movement disorder fellow at the University of Colorado’s Movement Disorders Center.  Dr. Baumgartner indicated that as many as 90% of those with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have a sleep disorder.  He contrasted sleepiness and fatigue.  Sleepiness is the tendency or ability to fall asleep. Fatigue is similar, and is associated with excessive tiredness and mental or physical exertion. 

“Mental Health and Parkinson’s” – Webinar Notes

“Mental Health and Parkinson’s” – Webinar Notes

In late March, the Parkinson Society British Columbia hosted clinical counselor Courtney Doherty to speak on “Mental Health and Parkinson’s.”  She described depression, anxiety, and apathy -- all common changes in mood in Parkinson’s disease (PD).  And she provided extensive information for how these changes can be treated, particularly in non-pharmacological ways. 

“Spring Into Exercise: Put Your Best Foot Forward” – Webinar Notes

“Spring Into Exercise: Put Your Best Foot Forward” – Webinar Notes

In mid-March, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) hosted a webinar titled “Spring Into Exercise: Put Your Best Foot Forward.”The webinar featured three physical therapists from the APDA’s Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University addressing exercise for Parkinson’s disease (PD). 

“Palliative Care/Hospice Care Planning” (for those with Lewy body dementia) – Webinar Notes

“Palliative Care/Hospice Care Planning” (for those with Lewy body dementia) – Webinar Notes

In mid-March, Columbia University’s Taub Institute hosted the webinar “Palliative Care and Hospice Care Planning” with neurologist Dr. Reena Gottesman. Dr. Gottesman described when palliative care and hospice care are appropriate, and focused on palliative care and hospice care for those with dementia and advanced dementia.

“Why Exercise and Finding the Motivation” – Webinar Notes

“Why Exercise and Finding the Motivation” – Webinar Notes

In early March, the Parkinson & Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance hosted movement disorder specialist Dr. James Morley on a webinar on self-care, exercise and motivation. Though the topic was described as “Motivation and Parkinson’s” the focus of Dr. Morley’s talk was about self-care and how to motivate yourself to exercise after receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD).