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September 2018

WALK-IT for Parkinson’s (Grand Bend, Sarnia-Lambton and Tillsonburg)

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be part of the excitement – get involved in WALK-IT for Parkinson’s this September! (For information on times and walk locations, go to www.walk-it.ca) WALK-IT for Parkinson’s is Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario second annual regional walk to help those living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Bring your family and friends and be part of this exciting event! WALK-IT for Parkinson's ensures that every dollar raised in Southwestern Ontario will stay in Southwestern Ontario! Funds raised at WALK-IT for Parkinson's will go to…

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CarePartner Workshop Brant-Norfolk (Simcoe, ON)

September 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Best Western Little River Inn, 203 Queensway West
Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2M9 Canada
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Speakers: Christie Delahunt The Twisted Fish CarePartner Yoga Session Michelle Cariati Parkinson’s Disease and the Family: Coping with CarePartner Stress and Burnout Kim Rogers Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network Advance Care Planning: What You Need to Know Susan Cuming Alzheimer Society Handling Challenging Behaviour in Parkinson's Dementia   Free admission - Lunch is provided REGISTER Contact Kaitlin Garbutt at 1-888-851-7376 or [email protected] for more information.

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WEBINAR: Driving and Parkinson’s: When the Rubber Hits the Road

September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Drs Jeff Holmes and Liliana Alvarez Assistant Professors, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University Driving is a sensitive and often difficult topic for individuals and families navigating life with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. What does the evidence say about fitness to drive? What resources are available to support people with PD and their families in regards to driving? This presentation will explore these and other questions, integrating the evidence to offer practical tools to help individuals and families make informed…

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Facilitator Meeting

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Rd
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 5L8 Canada
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Thank you to Innovative Wellness for your support of our Facilitator Meeting.  

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October 2018

2018 Regional Parkinson’s Conference

October 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Inn of Waterloo, 475 King St N
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Z5 Canada
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The conference is designed to provide information and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s. Our professional speakers are dedicated to helping people live better with Parkinson’s. The Inn of Waterloo 475 King St N, Waterloo We have a fascinating lineup of speakers: Dr. Quincy Almeida Director of Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Clinic Levodopa Treatment and its Effect on Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Dr. Jim Frank Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology University of Waterloo Be Safe: Reducing Fall…

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WEBINAR: Understanding Regenerative Medicine Approaches for the Study and Treatment of Parkinson’s

October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Ryan's presentation will summarize the current progress in regenerative medicine approaches to restore damaged brain regions in Parkinson’s. He will also discuss patient-derived stem cells and how they can be used as a screening tool for development of new therapeutics in Parkinson's. Because Ryan’s work involves a model made from Parkinson’s patient cells, he hopes his discoveries will be easier to move to the clinic to help treat patients, compared with animal models of drug discovery. REGISTER  

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November 2018

WEBINAR: Music and Parkinson’s

November 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of gait-related symptoms in Parkinson's and current research on how auditory cues influence walking patterns. Emily will discuss how different types of auditory cues produce positive vs. negative changes in gait and how this may be related to individual differences among users. Strategies for implementing auditory cues in day-to-day activities for better mobility will be discussed. REGISTER

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December 2018

Holiday Open House

December 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario, 117-4500 Blakie Rd
London, Ontario N6L 1G5 Canada
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Come Mix, Mingle and Share a Holiday Jingle at our Open House. An afternoon drop-in holiday celebration. Everyone Welcome! Munchies and beverages provided

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January 2019

WEBINAR: Holistic Approaches for Parkinson’s

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Maria Shapoval The presentation is an evidence-based discussion of the current naturopathic treatments that are available for the management and/or prevention of Parkinson’s. The presentation will include a range of topics such as diet, lifestyle, nutritional and herbal supplements, mind-body connection, impact of gut on neurological health and of course, the importance of exercise. The focus will be on what can patients or caregivers start doing today in order to reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s and/or to reduce…

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February 2019

WEBINAR: Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Farrer Dr. Matthew Farrer will present his research into the genetics of Parkinson’s disease. How he got started and his academic influences, and what he hoped the outcome would be. Along the way he had many adventures, in many parts of the world, and he's been humbled by the resilience and generosity of so many families … from working in North America, to Northern Europe, Norway, Sweden and the Faroes, to tracing the Phoenicians to Carthage, Tunisia,…

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