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September Symposium Series

Parkinson's disease is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, Parkinson Society British Columbia will host three webinars in this symposium series to provide the PD community the opportunity to learn from leading experts.

Please note, separate registration is required for each session.

Frequently Asked Questions: September 8

Frequently Asked Questions About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) can be a long and challenging journey, both for those who are diagnosed with PD, and for their loved ones and carepartners who offer support.

As a complex disease, PD's impact is diverse and unique to each individual. Due to the disease's chronic progressive nature, individuals with PD may experience different symptoms and/or combinations of symptoms at varying intensities as the disease moves through its different stages. From those who are newly diagnosed, to those progressing into advanced PD, individuals at all stages may have questions about their condition, and next steps.

In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Squires, a movement disorder specialist at the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, addresses frequently asked questions to provide clarity and insight for the Parkinson's community.

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Date: Tuesday, September 8
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

Thawing Out: September 21

Thawing Out: Strategies to Reduce Freezing

Freezing is a frustrating symptom of Parkinson's disease and can often lead to falls or a loss of independence. Although the most common type is freezing of gait (walking), it can also present in the arm (affecting the ability to eat) or in the tongue (affecting the ability to speak).

Join PSBC's own, Shelly Yu, neuro physiotherapist, as she discusses reasons for freezing and practical strategies that may help people with Parkinson's overcome this obstacle.

Date: Monday, September 21
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Cognitive Changes in PD: September 24 [Rescheduled]

Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's: Experiencing Brain Fog

This webinar has been cancelled due to speaker illness. Registrants will be notified if this session is rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Cognitive changes can develop in roughly half of all of people with Parkinson's disease (PD).

Cheryl Daniels, a nurse at the Movement Disorder Clinic in Kelowna, highlights some cognitive changes that can accompany Parkinson's, such as apathy, memory loss, and brain fog. While highlighting all these challenges, her talk will focus mainly on brain fog — identifying the symptoms and how it relates to mental and physical fatigue, and evaluating other factors, including sleep, cognitive changes, mood swings, medication, mobility issues, and other general health conditions outside of PD.

Cheryl's talk will cover compensatory and adaptive strategies to manage the fatigue associated with brain fog, as well as general wellness and brain health activities.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

Registration for this webinar is now closed.