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Events

  • Managing Parkinson’s Through Rehabilitative Therapies

    Registration/Breakfast: 8 a.m; Program: 9 a.m - 12 p.m.

    Learn about the ways to help manage your Parkinson's. This interactive program will feature an exercise demonstration, panel discussion, and presentations from expert speakers.

    Topics will include:

    • The Role of Therapy
    • "Ask a Therapist" panel
      • Physical therapy
      • Occupational therapy
      • Massage therapy
      • Speech language pathology
      • nMusic therapy
    • Elimination of the Therapy Cap
      • How YOU can be involved in Parkinson's advocacy

    There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited and registration is required. Breakfast will be provided. 

    For more information, please contact Danielle Agpalo at (646) 388-7675 or dagpalo@parkinson.org.

    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, September 15, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Jacksonville, FL
    United States
  • Understanding Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease: A Balancing Act

    Location

    1700 Hwy 96 W
    United States
    US

    Understanding Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease: A Balancing Act

    What are the cognitive changes in Parkinson's? What are the emotional and behavioral changes in PD?
    Join us to hear about the changes to your attention, executive functioning, memory and language. Learn strategies and coping techniques to stay living well with Parkinson's.

    Tuesday, September 18

    1:00 – 3:00pm

    El Zagal Shrine Temple
    1429 North 3rd Street,
    Fargo, North Dakota 58102

    Dr. Tanya Harlow, Movement Disorder Specialist, Sanford Health

    Dr. Susan Wood, Neuropsychologist, Sanford Health

     

    12:45 – Check-in

    1:00 – Welcome from PFM -Angela Schlesinger

    1:10 – Dr. Tanya Harlow

    2:00 – Break

    2:10 – Dr. Susan Wood

    3:00 – Closing remarks

    This event and refreshments is provided at no cost through our sponsors.

    Registration is required. Please RSVP by Friday, September 14, 2018. Register at parkinson.org/minnesota/events or email minnesotainfo@parkinson.org or call 763-545-1272.

    Fee(s): 
    FREE
    Contact Email: 
    minnesotainfo@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    763-545-1272
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Fargo, ND
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Minnesota
  • Metal Health and Parkinson's (webinar and live follow up)

    Location

    Parkinson's Foundation Heartland Chapter
    8900 State Line Road, Suite 320 Leawood, KS 66206
    United States
    US

    Noon to 1:30p.m.

    Join us for a national webinar, followed by Dr. Kelsey Sewell from KUMC Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center, discussing common mind and mood challenges with PD.

    PDF Flyer

    Fee(s): 
    Free
    Contact Name: 
    Kim Nitz
    Contact Email: 
    knitz@parkinson..org
    Contact Phone: 
    913.341.8828
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Event Location: 
    8900 State Line Road, Suite 320
    Leawood, KS 66206
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Heartland
  • (Online) Expert Briefing: Mental Health and PD

    1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
    Laura Marsh, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
    Director, Mental Health Care Line
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

    Overview: Parkinson's disease (PD) is complicated by a number of comorbid psychiatric symptoms that often overlap with the motor and other physical aspects of PD or may be caused by PD medications used to treat motor symptoms (e.g., impulse control disorders and dopamine agonists). In this webinar, Dr. Marsh will focus on the overlap of motor, cognitive, and psychiatric aspects of PD. Additionally, she will describe the features of comorbid psychiatric disturbances, including depression, anxiety and psychosis along with general approaches to treatment.

    Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will:

    1. Understand the relationships between motor, cognitive and psychiatric dysfunction in PD over the course of the disease.
    2. Understand the common psychiatric diagnoses seen in patients with PD.
    3. Be familiar with appropriate treatments for neuropsychiatric disturbances in PD.

    Laura Marsh, MD

    A geriatric neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Marsh's clinical and research expertise focuses on the recognition and treatment of psychiatric disturbances in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Since 2009, she has been the Executive Director of the Mental Health Service at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Previously, she was director and principal investigator of the Clinical Research Program of the NIH-funded Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    In addition to her efforts to improve psychiatric treatments for individuals with Parkinson's disease, a focus of her administrative role is to facilitate the general integration of psychiatric and mental health care into medical care and to promote positive attitudes and beliefs about mental health care and psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Marsh also serves on the scientific or clinical advisory boards or steering committee for the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, the Houston/Harris County Coalition for the Homeless Continuum of Care, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, and the National Parkinson Foundation. She is an active member of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Parkinson’s Study Group, and the Movement Disorders Society and has published widely on psychiatric disorders in PD and related conditions, including as co-editor of the book, Psychiatric Issues in Parkinson’s Disease: A Practical Guide.

    Fee(s): 
    FREE
    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundatio
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Event Location: 
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Chicago
    Greater Rochester
    Heartland
    Minnesota
    Ohio
    South Florida
    South Palm Beach County
    Western New York
  • Moving Day Buffalo

    Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure.  This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities.  Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more.  Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.  Register today!

    Contact Name: 
    Chris Jamele
    Contact Email: 
    cjamele@npfwny.org
    Contact Phone: 
    716-449-3795
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Richardson Olmsted Complex
    400 Forest Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14213
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Western New York
  • Heart of Caring

    The Heart of Caring Series is a support group style program only for caregivers and care partners of those living with Parkinson's disease. 

    The program will provide an opportunity to connect and begin – or continue – creating a community and support system. This Heart of Caring session will focus on The Power of Choice: the Caregiver’s PACE  (Positive / Attitude / Choice / Empathy).

    Speakers

    Carolina Kimball, Parkinson's Foundation South Florida Mission Chair

    There will be an open Q&A session after the presentation, so you can voice questions and comments.

    Location

    Northeast Dade - Aventura Branch Library
    2930 Aventura Blvd.
    Aventura, FL 33180

    Time

    Program Starts at 2:00pm
    Program ends at 4:00pm

    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    Event Location: 
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    South Florida
  • Moving Day New Jersey

    Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure.  This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities.  Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more.  Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.  Register today!

    Contact Name: 
    Nancy Damato
    Contact Email: 
    ndamato@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    973-314-4611
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, September 29, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Oak Ridge Park
    Clark, NJ 33132
    United States
  • Moving Day Rochester

    Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure.  This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities.  Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more.  Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.  Register today!

    Contact Name: 
    Kim Collins
    Contact Email: 
    kcollins@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    585-234-5355
    Event Date Min: 
    Sunday, September 30, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Monroe Community College
    Rochester, NY 14623
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Greater Rochester

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