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Parkinson's Medication Webinar Series

Pharmacist, Amy Tran leads this 4-part webinar series, covering Parkinson's medication, including self-management, side effects, and drug interactions. Amy believes in empowering people with Parkinson's by providing education to support patients in managing their medication between healthcare appointments. Each webinar in this series will cover the complexities of each Parkinson's medication, to support you in better self-managing and self-advocating.

Please note that separate registration is required for each session.

Dates: Fridays, May 22, June 12 & 26, July 3
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Fees: Free

 

Levodopa for Parkinson’s

Levodopa for Parkinson's

This webinar will explore levodopa, the most commonly-used medication to treat the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Levodopa is a building block of dopamine in the body. When given as a medication, it stimulates dopamine production in the brain, which can produce various side effects including dyskinesia and motor fluctuations, which are common complications in advanced stages of Parkinson's. Since Parkinson's symptoms are so different for every individual, it is important to tailor medications like levodopa to each patient's needs.

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Dates: Friday, May 22
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Capacity: 500
Fees: Free

Dopamine Agonists, MAO-B Inhibitors, and More

Dopamine Agonists, MAO-B Inhibitors, and More

In this webinar, Pharmacist, Amy Tran will discuss the wide range of medications used to treat Parkinson's alongside levodopa, such as dopamine agonists like rotigotine and pramipexole, and MAO-B inhibitors like selegiline, rasagiline, and safinamide. Side effects of each of these medications will also be covered.

Dates: Friday, June 12
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Capacity: 500
Fees: Free

 

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Medication Management

Medication Management

No two people with Parkinson's will experience the same symptoms. As a result, medications need to be specifically adjusted to suit every patient's needs. It is important to understand each of your medication's function, dosing, side effects, drug interactions, and "on" and "off" periods. In this webinar, Amy will discuss what you can expect from each of your medications in order to effectively self-manage.

Dates: Friday, June 26
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Capacity: 500
Fees: Free

 

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Medications for Insomnia

Medications for Insomnia

Insomnia is common in Parkinson's, and can be caused by dream-enacting behaviours, restlessness from motor fluctuations, or as a side effect of Parkinson's drugs. It is important to take care when using sedatives and other medications to treat insomnia, as they can cause unwanted side effects.

In this webinar, Pharmacist, Amy Tran will explore different medications that can be used to treat insomnia, including over-the-counter and prescription options. Side effects, as well as non-drug measures for treating sleep issues, will also be covered.

Dates: Friday, July 3
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Capacity: 500
Fees: Free

 

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