Lunch with Docs® – Understanding the Emotionality of Parkinson’s | Aug. 2, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Significant changes in emotions and behavior often accompany diseases like Parkinson’s and they can be hard to navigate. Join us for a conversation with Mindy Bixby, DO where we discuss not just big shifts like depression and anxiety, but changes such as regulation of emotions, ability to read and respond to facial expressions, detect and respond to tone of voice, loudness, timbre and other cues.
The Art & Practice of Planning: Keeping up with Treatments | Aug. 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PST
In part three of The Art & Practice of Planning Class Series, we are going to talk with movement disorder specialist, Ramon Rodriguez, MD about how to know when medications are no longer working, how to track changes in a manner that is helpful to the physician, how to have meaning conversations with your physician and where you can go to get more information to help you better understand the treatments and treatment plan.
Therapy Break™ – Face Yoga for Parkinson’s | Aug. 9, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Yoga is great for the body, mind and spirit but did you know it can help the face? Face yoga is a series of facial exercises that helps strengthen the muscles used for facial expression and even speech and swallowing. Join us for a Therapy Break where Theresa Conroy, Certified yoga therapist will lead us through several facial poses and exercises to help strengthen and relax the face and throat.
emPowered!® Livestream – A Different OFF time Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease | Aug. 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
This program will feature a Parkinson’s disease expert who will educate patients with PD and their care partners about the disease and a prescription medication to treat adults with PD who are having OFF episodes. This is a promotional program brought to you by Kyowa Kirin, Inc. Dr. Hauser is a paid speaker on behalf of Kyowa Kirin, Inc.
Spotlight® Online: A Taste for Life With Zarela Watch Party | Aug. 11, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
World-renowned chef and entrepreneur Zarela Martinez is credited by many for bringing regional Mexican cuisine and culture to a United States audience. She’s also an advocate for living well with Parkinson’s. Diagnosed seventeen years ago, Zarela recently collaborated with our friends at Acorda to film videos where she shares tasty recipes, stories of her life and living with Parkinson’s.
Spotlight® Online: BrainSense DBS | Aug. 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
There are many medication options available to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, but when medications aren’t as effective as they once were & symptoms make everyday life a challenge, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) may help. Join us for a livestream with renowned neurosurgeon Francisco Ponce, MD as we discuss the newest tracking & advance control of your Parkinson’s symptoms through technology.
emPowered!® Livestream – Understanding OFF episodes and dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) | Aug. 17, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Exploring the impact of OFF and dyskinesia on daily lives, and treatment options. GOCOVRI®️ (amantadine) extended-release capsules is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of dyskinesia (sudden uncontrolled movements) in people with Parkinson’s disease who are treated with levodopa therapy or levodopa therapy with other medicines that increase the effects of dopamine in the brain.
The Art & Practice of Planning: Making the Most of Appointments | Aug. 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PST
In this last session of The Art & Practice of Planning Class Series, join Meredith Hatcher, PA-C as we discuss how to prepare for medical appointments, what tools to use, how to approach the doctor or Advanced Practice Provider about your top concerns and treatment needs, prioritizing those concerns and needs.
Therapy Break™ – Dance for Parkinson’s Disease | Aug. 24, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
You might think you can’t dance…but from the comfort from home when no one is watching, would you dance to help alleviate some of your PD symptoms? Dance for Parkinson’s Disease® offers internationally-acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s. In this Therapy Break™, we will learn more about these research-backed dance classes, plus why dancing for PD is so important and how its benefits differ from other types of PD exercises.
In Sync!® In-Person Workshops: Phoenix, AZ | Aug. 26, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM MST
Calling All Support Group Leaders: veterans, newbies, and everyone in between! PMD Alliance has developed a two-day, in-person, In Sync!® Workshop curriculum for 2021. Join us for an examination of what has occurred during COVID, imagine how we may begin to break out of social isolation, and discover ways we can get back onto the path of wellness and meaningful connection with others.
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