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Ask the Expert Webinar: Balance & Falls

Postural instability and falls are very common in people with Parkinson's disease, and greatly impact quality of life. Unfortunately, current treatments for Parkinson's disease are unable to alleviate postural instability; however, while research is currently being done on this topic, the mechanisms underlying balance deficits and falls in Parkinson's disease are still not well understood.

On May 21, Eveline Pasman, PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia in the School of Kinesiology, will join Parkinson Society BC for the first time to share an overview of our current knowledge about postural instability and falls in people with Parkinson's. This will include risk factors of falls in people with Parkinson's, the effect that Parkinson's disease and its treatments (Levodopa, Deep Brain Stimulation) have on balance, how fear and anxiety influence balance control in people with Parkinson's, and recent research on this topic.

We welcome all individuals with Parkinson's to this webinar, as well as their spouses and/or carepartners/caregivers, as they may benefit from learning more about the disease to assist in supporting their loved one.

Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 200
Fees: Free


Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this webinar registration form, you will be asked for your "Participant Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

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