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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Parkinson's
08/05/2015
Our speaker is Dr. Shinto, whose focus is on complementary and alternative medicine and neurologic disorders. She uses natural medicine to help expand treatments that can be used with conventional medicine. Dr. Shinto will be helping participants understand the potential benefits of Tai Chi, acupuncture, supplements and more! Read More

Advancing Parkinson's through Data: How You Can Help!
06/11/2015
Learn about the history of PD statistics, current PD estimates and the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015. Presenter Jennifer Sheridan Palute, Parkinson's Action Network's Director of Policy, will share an important policy update and suggest ways to get involved. Read More

Wiring Well-Being: The Power to Thrive
04/02/2015
Have you been searching for tools to help you deal with the stress of having a long-term chronic illness? This webinar will help you examine how to harness the power of your relationships, values, emotions and outlook to create meaning in the midst of a life-altering diagnosis. Appropriate for patients and family members alike. Read More

Trust Your Gut!
02/17/2015
If you follow Parkinson's research news, you know that there has been much recent discussion about the role of the gastrointestinal system and the role it plays in Parkinson's disease. As many as 40% of those with Parkinson's experience severe symptoms related to GI. Is this just a symptom of Parkinson's disease to be managed, or is the connection even deeper than that? Read More

Gifts, Gizmos & Gadgets: Assistive Technology for People with Parkinson's
12/02/2014
Struggling to come up with gift ideas this holiday season? Wondering what gizmos and gadgets are available to help folks with Parkinson's carry out daily activities such as eating and reading? This webinar is for you! Samantha J. Murphy from the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program will talk about all kinds of gizmos and gadgets, just in time for your holiday shopping! Read More

Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson's
11/04/2014
It’s no secret that exercise can help people cope with Parkinson’s disease, but now you can fully understand how exercise benefits your body, brain, and psychological health. Hear from nationally acclaimed Parkinson’s physical therapy and fitness expert, Mike Studer, on how you can best leverage your fitness efforts to help you manage symptoms, improve your mood, and achieve the best possible quality of life. Regardless of your fitness and activity level, this information will help you tap in to your full potential. Brought to you by Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and Parkinson's Resources of Oregon Read More

PD 101
10/14/2014
Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the last three years? Did a friend recently tell you that she has Parkinson’s? If you answered yes to either of these questions, PD 101 might be right for you! Join Anna Sanger Reed of Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon and Melissa Tribelhorn of NWPF as they cover Parkinson’s basics - what Parkinson’s is and common treatment options and strategies to manage symptoms. Read More

What to Consider when Getting DBS
09/02/2014
Have you been thinking about getting Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery? In this interactive, hour-long presentation, Dr. Farrokh Farrokhi will speak about the important things to consider when you’re making a decision about DBS. What can DBS really do for you? What questions should you ask your healthcare team? What are your expectations from the surgery? Dr. Farrokhi will address all this and more when you tune into What to Consider When Getting DBS. Read More

Unlocking the Mysteries of Medication Management in PD
08/05/2014
The world of Parkinson’s disease medications can be complex to navigate, but it doesn’t need to be a mystery! In this webinar, Lisa Mann, RN, BSN, MA, will shed light the pitfalls and barriers to tapping in to the best possible management of symptoms. Learn critical information and practical strategies that you can use while working with your doctor to achieve your best possible benefit and quality of life. This program will include information about timing, identifying intended therapeutic effect and side effects for common anti-Parkinson medications, and what you can do to be proactive in managing your medications and treatment plan. Read More

Feeling Depressed or Anxious? It May Just be the Parkinson's
07/08/2014
Neuropsychologist Jeff Shaw presents "Feeling Depressed or Anxious? It May Just be the Parkinson's." People with Parkinson’s often experience depression and anxiety. Dr. Shaw speaks to people with Parkinson’s at all stages of diagnosis and their family members about how to prevent unnecessary suffering. Read More

Parkinson's Research Update: Focus on Treatment
05/06/2014
A Pilot Webinar for the Lunchtime Laboratory Series, brought to you by Northwest Parkinson's Foundation & Parkinson's Resources of Oregon. Read More