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Research to Empower

The Parkinson Council hosted Alice Chen-Plotkin, Parker Family Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Maggie Kuhl, Vice President, Research Engagement of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, to explore current research and new findings from the Parkinson’s Progressive Markers Initiative launched in 2010. (Recorded 9.22.2022). Click the following link to access the recorded video: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/754868889

Creating Calm, Community Connections

Feeling a little wary (or weary) about navigating all the happenings in your life? Then spend an hour with our experts Lauren Zelouf from the University of Pennsylvania, Dance for PD instructors Sharon Friedler and Jon Sherman, and Dance for PD co-founding dancer, David Leventhal designed this workshop to share info and resources on managing anxiety, stress, mood, and social isolation with music, movement, and social engagement tools that create new bonds. And, of course, there’s a Dance for PD demonstration! (Recorded 5.12.2022). Click the following link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/709168890 

Gadgets, Gizmos, and Garments: How Everyday Tech Tools and Wearable (And Fashionable) Designs Make Life Easier

Dr. Martha Hall from the University of Delaware, High School Junior Sajin Agarwala, and Dr. Meredith Spindler from Penn’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center share what’s happening in fashion, home tech, and gadgets research designed to make daily life better. (Recorded 11.17.2021). Click the following link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/647147422

Why Am I Always Tired?

Ian Walker, MD, and Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L, discuss fatigue and sleep disorders with Parkinson’s and what you can do to combat this typical non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s. They will also share how pain in Parkinson’s can interrupt and limit restful sleep. (Recorded 6.23.2021). Click the following link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/566750522 

Find Your Balance

Dr. Diane Reibel, Director of the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health- Jefferson Health, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Theresa Conroy, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist of Yoga for Parkinson’s, teamed up to present online education on how to practice mindfulness, meditation and yoga to manage stress. The engaging discussion between two experienced and highly respected professionals in the field of mindfulness and yoga therapy includes a mini-workshop to help you practice at home. (Recorded 3.1.2021) Click on following the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/518381922

Making the Most of the Holiday Season

Lance M. Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC, Social Worker/Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jefferson Health Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and Suzanne Reichwein, Manager of Research and Clinical Programs, University of Pennsylvania, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program shared their time and talent on this “seasonal” and timely topic. (Recorded 11.18.2020). Click on following the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/481445666 

Creating a Team to Manage Mental Health Issues for People Living with Parkinson’s

The Parkinson Council hosts Dr. Amy Colcher, MD, Director of Movement Disorders Center, Cooper Neurological and Corlynn Hullfish, LCSW, Cooper Neurological Institute to provide info/tips/tools on how to prepare, what to expect, and what to do to manage aspects of non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. (Recorded 9.16.2020). Click on the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/518292611­

Taking Responsibility: A dialogue with adult children of people with Parkinson’s, the caregiver experience, and keys to self-care.

Facilitated by Patty Davis, MSW, LCS, W, and Senior Social Worker at SOWN with Suzanne Reichwein, MSW, Manager of Research and Clinical Programs at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Penn Medicine. (Recorded 6.9.2020) Click on the link to the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/522540665

Mini-Symposium with Parkinson’s Experts from the Greater Philadelphia Region

Featuring Dr. Andrew Siderowf, Pennsylvania Hospital Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center Director; Dr. Lorraine lacovitti, Professor of Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University; Patricia E. Davis, MSW. LCSW. Senior Social Worker at SOWN; and Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS, Penn Therapy & Fitness’ Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehab Center at Pennsylvania Hospital (Recorded 4.29.2020). Click the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/522879544

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