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wHolistic™: Cognitive Dynamics: Bringing Art to Life | Apr. 19, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Meet Daniel Potts, MD, a VA neurologist, author, and founder of the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation who has been honored as one of America’s Top Physicians. His work champions life-affirming care for people impacted by dementia and their families. Inspired by his experience with his father Lester, who became an acclaimed watercolor artist amidst an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Dr. Potts is a proponent of expressive art therapies as a means of improving quality of life.

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Spotlight® Online: How to Help Your Loved One with Movement | Apr. 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

As a care partner of someone living with PD or Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), helping your loved one with movement can be challenging. It can be difficult to determine when someone can't move, such as being frozen, versus when they won't. In this special care partner-focused Spotlight® Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L nationally recognized educator will discuss the differences between someone not being able to move and not being willing to do so, and what the next steps may be.

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Online Communities: Resilience Online!™ for Everyone | Apr. 20, 2021 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PST

Join PMD Alliance for a livestream gathering of people impacted by movement disorders. Open to everyone: people with Parkinson’s, family members – anyone impacted by a movement disorder is invited.

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emPowered!® Livestream – Managing the Return of Parkinson’s Symptoms with a Unique Inhaled Treatment | Apr. 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Experiencing a return of your Parkinson’s symptoms? You’re not alone. Join us for a FREE educational program sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics. The PMD Alliance Spotlight emPowered!® series offers in-depth information on treatment and medication options and creates opportunities for you to hear from professionals directly.

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Lunch with Docs® – A Dive into the Different Parkinson’s Drug Classes | Apr. 22, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

What's the difference between a dopamine agonists and levodopa? How does amantadine work in Parkinson's? There are several drug classes used to treat Parkinson's symptoms, and they all work differently but with the same goal in mind; reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. The better you understand the medications available and how they work, the more you can advocate for your treatment.

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Online Communities: Family PD Community | Apr. 22, 2021 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PST

Care partners, adult children, and those with a loved one in a facility are invited to a livestream support group created just for you. Facilitated by PMD Alliance staff member Rachel Staenberg, this group will help you share tips, ask questions, and discuss the difficult reality of taking care of a loved one with a movement disorder in these uncertain times.

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wHolistic™: Disrupting the System – How Patients are Changing Research & Healthcare | Apr. 23, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Join us for a discussion co-hosted by neurologist Indu Subramanian, MD and author and PD advocate Ben Stecher, to learn what Sara is doing to disrupt healthcare and research models towards a more patient-centered approach.

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wHolistic™: Women with PD – Addressing Needs & Pursuing Breakthrough Treatments | Apr. 26, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Symptoms of PD differ between the genders with women suffering more from anxiety, depression and dyskinesia to mention a few. However, treatment of women with PD remains the same regardless of these differences. We will be discussing the difference of living with Parkinson's as a woman and whether solving some of the specific symptoms may actually open up the possibility of new and better treatments for all suffering from PD.

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Online Communities: Flying Solo | Apr. 26, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST

If you are single, divorced, living alone, or maybe even caring for someone else while trying to take care of yourself, you are not alone! Join us for a new online community for those who are Flying Solo with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders where you can connect, share and find support. This group will be facilitated by Alissa Taylor, MSW.

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Spotlight® Online: Remote Control: DBS Programming Innovations | Apr. 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has long been an important therapeutic intervention for Parkinson's, Essential Tremor, and other movement disorders and through the years technology has greatly advanced. Join Shyamal Mehta, MD from Mayo Clinic for a conversation and discussion about the remote programming now available and his experience about how this is new technology is being used across the US.

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