Spotlight® Online: The Wind from Within: The Chinese Medical Concept of Movement Disorders | Jan. 26, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
In Chinese medicine, wind is the influence at the root of Parkinson disease. Robert Bibeau, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who used kung fu and acupuncture on his own healing journey after being wounded in Iraq, will unpack the role of oriental and integrative medicine in healing and promoting health and wellbeing.
January In Sync!®️ Roundtable and Mirroring Tutorial | Jan. 31, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST
Release stress, engage in empathy, and get moving with your support group members. Learn how to confidently lead a simple movement activity called “Mirroring”! We will also enjoy a breakout session during this meeting, so you’ll have a chance to share ideas and get inspired with your support group leader colleagues.
Lunch with Docs® – Botulinum Toxin Injections for Movement Disorders | Feb. 2, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Botulinum toxin injections can benefit people with movement disorders, especially if they’re experiencing involuntary muscle contractions like dystonia. Brent Bluett, DO, will talk about the therapeutic effects of the injections which, when applied to specific muscles that are overactive, can relax muscle spasms for weeks at a time.
Spotlight® Online: Preserving Cognitive Function in PD: What We Know Now and What We Need to Learn | Feb. 4, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
What if mild or moderate loss of cognitive function wasn’t a common manifestation of Parkinson disease? Joseph Quinn, MD, a neurologist who specializes in dementia and cognitive decline in Parkinson’s, will explore what we know about how to predict and prevent decline - and what’s on the horizon to better stop cognitive decline before onset.
Spotlight® Online: What to Eat and What Not to Eat | Feb. 8, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Heather Zwickey, PhD, a Professor of Immunology, believes that “food is medicine.” While managing movement disorder symptoms often requires real, daily medication, Dr. Zwickey, whose research examines the effect of botanicals, probiotics, energy medicine, and diet on our health, will give you her expert advice on what to eat and what to avoid.
Therapy Break™ – Popping for Parkinson’s | Feb. 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
In this Therapy Break, Simone Sistarelli, founder of Popping for Parkinson’s, will delve into the potential that can be unlocked through movement. He’ll answer the questions: What is science telling us about the power of dance? How does dance support people with Parkinson’s? How can you turn a symptom into a superpower?
Spotlight® Online: Coping with Behavior in Dementia | Feb. 16, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Supporting a loved one with dementia can feel frustrating and overwhelming. Allison Lindauer, PhD, NP is a nationally-certified gerontological nurse practitioner who cares for people with dementia and their caregivers. She’ll guide you through what behaviors your loved one with dementia may exhibit and how to navigate these behaviors.
Refresh!™ Pensacola | Feb. 25, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This is your chance to empower your body and mind in interactive movement and learning sessions designed specifically for people with PD. We’ll raise our spirits with fun & functional ways to move our bodies for more flexibility, balance, and control, and we’ll hear from experts who will provide tips for enhancing overall wellbeing.
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