The faculty and staff of the Movement Disorders Center has moved online for many things. Many of our upcoming events for Parkinson disease community have also been moved online. We miss meeting in person but have been able to continue our collaborations and work.
One of the great things we have found through these tough times is the ability to connect with other groups and organizations. We have been working virtually with groups throughout Colorado and throughout the country. Our community has access to more information and more resources.
Upcoming Events for Parkinson Disease | Movement Disorders Center
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson Disease and Essential Tremor
Dr. Drew Kern is hosting a webinar about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Essential Tremor and Parkinson disease. The webinar will be Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM MT.
Dr. Kern will talk about the DBS process, different products available, and the benefits and risks of surgery.
The webinar is free, but please register here before. After registering, you will get a confirmation email with instructions to join the webinar.
Upcoming Events for Parkinson Disease | Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)
Care Partner Summit
The Parkinson Foundation summit will take place virtually on Saturday, May 16th from 12:00 pm- 3:30 pm ET (10:00 am – 1:30 pm). This year’s Summit will focus on the unique journey of a care partner, with our theme: Planning for the Unpredictable Path of Parkinson’s Caregiving.
A timely topic during the COVID-19 pandemic, the speakers and care partners are ready to share their insight and encouragement to those caring for someone living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). We recognize the hard work that goes into caregiving and we want to create this space for them to share their life lessons, learn from each other and grow in their self-care skills.
The summit will be online only, and individuals may register for English or Spanish. The Care Partner Summit will be focused on the following topics:
- Cognitive Changes
- Mental Health
- Practical Planning
PD Health @ Home
During this challenging and often isolating time of social distancing, now more than ever PF recognizes the importance for people within the Parkinson’s community to stay active, connect with each other, and receive support no matter their physical location.
Visit Parkinson.org/PDHealth for a full list of events. Participants can register for virtual community engagement events of interest and put them on their calendars. You can join PF for these upcoming events:
Start your week with calmness, as you take part in guided relaxation techniques to help boost brain power and reduce stress. Sign up now. View past events.
Expert Briefings Tuesdays
Taking place in home offices across the nation, the PF will host webinars about the PD topics that matter most to you. Sign up now. View past events.
Join us at noon for a Facebook Live event or a PD-related educational video that will highlight PD awareness, research, or treatments. Follow us on Facebook now. View past events.
Take Time Thursdays
Choose from several virtual events taking place across local chapters. Engage with a PD expert on the topics that matter most to you ― from exercise, nutrition, stress management, and more. Sign up now. View past events.
This PD-tailored 10-part fitness series will feature a new focus every week, from balance to coordination, posture, and more. Watch each 12-minute session from home as many times as you wish. Watch now!
Consult with your healthcare team before beginning any new physical activity, including online exercise classes and programs. The Parkinson’s Foundation is in no way liable or responsible for injuries sustained from online classes.
PD Health @ Home will be held from April 6 to June 11. Find all PD Health @ Home programs here. Register for the events that interest you and put them on your calendar. New to virtual events? Read our guide here.
Resources That are Always Available
The Parkinson’s Foundation is dedicated to empowering the PD community through education. Below are additional resources always available to you:
- PD Conversations
- Parkinson’s Today Blog
- Bilingual Helpline 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) Weekdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
- Follow us on Facebook
- Substantial Matters Podcast
- Expert Briefing Webinars
Stay healthy and well!