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February 2018

WEBINAR – Vision Research and Parkinson’s

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Featuring: Dr. Elizabeth Irving Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo The non-motor aspects of Parkinson's generally are not as well recognized or understood as the motor systems. Visual symptoms are quite common in Parkinson's patients such as double vision, blurred vision, eye strain, and several others. However, there is little data supporting this claim. Dr. Irving’s webinar will focus on her recent study on the frequency of Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI interferes with a person's ability…

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March 2018

WEBINAR – Cognitive Functioning in Parkinson’s Disease

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Gloria Grace Neuropsychologist, Grace & Harnadek Neuropsychology This webinar will describe the changes in cognitive and emotional functioning that can occur in Parkinson's disease and why such changes occur from the perspective of brain functioning. Changes in cognitive functioning that will be discussed include difficulties with attention/concentration, processing speed, executive functioning, visuoperceptual/visuoconstructional skills and memory. Changes in mood and personality in Parkinson's will also be discussed, including problems with depression and anxiety. Dr. Grace will talk about how cognitive and…

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April 2018

Living Well Conference: Mental Health and Parkinson’s (Grey Bruce)

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Best Western Inn on the Bay, 1800 2nd Ave E
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5R1 Canada
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$20

The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson's in Southwestern Ontario. Featuring: Erin Gibb MSc, RP, CCC, Innate Health Counselling & Psychotherapy How Meditation Can Help with Parkinson's Disease Dr. Quincy Almeida Director of Movement Disorders Research Rehabilitation Clinic, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University How Attention, Cognitive Function and Anxiety Can Influence Movement in Parkinson's Disease Blaine Bell Comfort Keepers The Parkinson's Family Matters Too Register…

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Parkinson’s Medical Reception

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Michaels on the Thames, 1 York Street
London, Ontario N6A 1A1 Canada
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Free

Celebrate World Parkinson's Day and honour our Medical Partners in the Southwestern Ontario community. Master of Ceremonies:  Nick Paparella Announcement of:  2018 Graduate Student Research Program Awards Wine & hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by March 23, 2018.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Shelley Rivard at 1-888-851-7376 or [email protected]

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Light of Day Benefit Concert for Parkinson’s

April 13 @ 7:00 pm
Norma Jean’s, 1332 Huron St
London, ON ON N5V 1R9 Canada
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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes He lived with Bruce Springsteen in an abandoned surf board factory and is considered to be the author of the Jersey Shore sound – Southside Johnny and his legendary band the Asbury Jukes are coming back to London on Friday, April 13th at Norma Jean's for Light of Day 11! Tickets available at lightofdaycanada.com/tickets Proceeds to support Parkinson's care and research in the community.

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WEBINAR: Depression and Parkinson’s

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Shawn Hayley Graduate Chair of Neuroscience, Carleton University The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the latest research on depression in Parkinson's disease. Dr. Shawn Hayley will go over the symptoms of depression, and how to treat and manage this aspect of life with the disease. REGISTER TODAY!

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Living Well Conference: Mental Health and Parkinson’s (London)

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Best Western Stoneridge Inn, 6675 Burtwistle Lane
London, Ontario N6L 1H5 Canada
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The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Featuring: Dr. Amer Burhan Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentristry, Western University and Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto Mood and Anxiety Issues in Parkinson's Disease Dr. Jessica Grahn Cognitive Neuroscientist, Associate Professor in the Brain and Mind Institute and the Deportment of Psychology at Western University Music and Parkinson's: Movement and Mood Kevin Rath Comfort Keepers The…

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Living Well Conference: Mental Health and Parkinson’s (Kitchener-Waterloo)

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Holiday Inn Kitchener, 30 Fairway Rd S
Kitchener, Ontario N2A 2N2 Canada
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$20

The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Featuring: Dr. Quincy Almeida Director of Movement Disorders Research Rehabilitation Clinic, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University How Attention, Cognitive Function and Anxiety Can Influence Movement in Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Patricia Rosebush M.D., M.Sc.N, FRCP(C), Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University Brain and Behaviour in Parkinson's Susan Bridges Comfort Keepers The Parkinson’s Family…

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Living Well Conference: Mental Health and Parkinson’s (Sarnia)

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Holiday Inn – Point Edward, 1498 Venetian Blvd
Point Edward, ON N7T 7W6 Canada
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The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Featuring: Dr. Jessica Grahn Cognitive Neuroscientist, Associate Professor in the Brain and Mind Institute and the Deportment of Psychology at Western University Music and Parkinson's: Movement and Mood Rebecca Brown MSW, RSW, CCC, Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association, Equine Assisted Therapist, Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept of Family Medicine, Western University Building Resilience: Carning for Caregivers Karen Riley BScPhm, Pharm D, BCPS, BCGP, BCACP,…

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Annual General Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwill Industries, 255 Horton St
London, ON Canada
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Free

The Fifth Annual General Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation event is open to everyone.  Please call 1-888-851-7376 or email [email protected] to RSVP. This event includes AGM business, volunteer recognition and refreshments. Memberships will be available for $30.

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