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Spotlight® Online: Understanding Long-term Care Facility Options | Mar. 9, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

In part two of this series, Amy O’Rourke, MPH, NHA, CMC, the founder of The Cameron Group: Aging Life Care Services, will clearly guide you through your options so you can make the best decision for your family. This program will cover what a continuous care community is, as well as the differences between the options.

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Lunch with Docs® – Uncovering Atypical Parkinson’s | Mar. 10, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Nikolaus McFarland, MD, PhD, an Associate Professor of Neurology in the Movement Disorders division at the University of Florida College of Medicine, will uncover what atypical Parkinsonism is, including dementia with lewy bodies (DLB), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), and corticobasal syndrome (CBD).

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wHolistic™: Mental Health Care Gaps in PD | Mar. 14, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

The prolonged social restrictions of COVID-19 have taken a toll on quality of life, unmasking unmet mental health needs in people with PD. Indu Subramanian, MD and psychiatrist Greg Pontone, MD, MHS, who co-authored a paper on inequalities in mental health care, will unpack the barriers to mental health support for people with PD.

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Lunch with Docs® – Why Do I Have PD? | Mar. 15, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Ray Dorsey, MD, a Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester, insists that while our genes can contribute to Parkinson’s, they’re not changing rapidly enough to account for the dramatic rise in cases. This means the root cause must be in our environment. Dr. Dorsey will explore the factors that are fueling this massive spike in PD cases.

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emPowered!® Livestream – Moving ON with RYTARY® (carbidopa/levodopa) Extended-Release Capsules | Mar. 16, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST

Join us for an interactive conversation between Dr. Bahroo and a SPARK Ambassador. Together, they will share insights about managing motor symptoms, living well and how RYTARY may be able to help. Learn more about resources for talking to your healthcare provider, get answers to your questions and connect with others during this conversation!

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I AM Poem Creative Writing Workshop for Group Leaders and Ambassadors | Mar. 21, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

In this “I AM” writing workshop exclusively for support group leaders and Ambassadors, we’ll guide you through a simple poem-writing activity that will explore your fullest self—to reveal the rich tapestry of who you are beyond a diagnosis. No writing experience required; this activity will easily guide you into the wave of inspiration.

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Therapy Break™ – Learn to Move. Move to Learn. | Mar. 21, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Our friends at the Parkinsons Wellness Project are reimagining what’s possible with PD, inviting you to explore new ways to move your body and improve your quality of life. Join us for a Therapy Break™ that will give you a taste of three styles of movement. Exercise is proven to delay and manage PD symptoms. Get moving and discover what’s possible!

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Lunch with Docs® – Food is Medicine | Mar. 28, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

We don’t need the Food Network; this National Nutrition Month, we’ve got our very own Parkinson’s-specific, Neuro Life Online® cooking demo with our friend Erin Presant, DO, a neurologist and culinary medicine specialist. While she cooks, she’ll be dishing out her top food tips for optimum brain health.

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Spotlight® Online: Driving and the Brain | Apr. 5, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

In this program, Anthony LoGalbo, PhD, will break down the cognitive processes involved in driving and any potential impairments from PD you may not be aware of. He’ll provide the resources you need: where to access a driving assessment and driving modifications and alternatives to help you get where you need to go safely.

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Lunch with Docs® – Diagnosis and Management of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease | Apr. 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Imagine you go to take a step forward, but you feel like your feet are glued to the floor. This is freezing of gait. Over half of people living with PD report experiencing this. In this program, Brent Bluett, DO, will help you understand what freezing of gait is, what factors predict who will develop it, how it’s diagnosed, and what you can do about it.

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