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April 2020

WEBINAR – Tele-Health Physiotherapy: Keep Moving On-Line

April 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Karla Andrews Owner, Andrews In-Home Physiotherapy This presentation will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about tele-health as it relates to physiotherapy services. Karla Andrews will discuss key principles of exercise for PWP as well as demonstrate exercises for participants. Register Today!

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WEBINAR: Parkinson’s and COVID-19 – Featuring Dr. Mandar Jog

April 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Mandar Jog Movement Disorders Specialist Dr. Mandar Jog discusses the impact of COVID-19 on people with Parkinson’s. Your questions will be answered during this time. Dr. Mandar Jog is the Director of the National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at London Health Sciences Centre and a Professor of Neurology at Western University, both in London, Ontario, Canada. Register Today!

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WEBINAR: Hearing Health and Communication

April 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Joyce Haynes Hearing Care Counsellor, Canadian Hearing Services Hearing Health/Hearing Loss ... What is the BIG Deal?   After all, doesn’t’ it mean the only thing a person needs to do is wear a hearing aid?  Hearing affects communication and communication is the basis of all interaction. What is often overlooked is the overwhelming impact of hearing loss. How does hearing loss impact our lives and what can we do about it? The most important fact to remember is we are…

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WEBINAR: Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia

April 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sandra Hong Public Education Coordinator Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce Sandra Hong will discuss dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) that are characterized by an accumulation of Lewy bodies in brain cells. Collectively, they are known as Lewy body disease (LBD). What symptoms patients may experience because of their diagnosis, specifically related to troubles with thinking and processing information, and behavioural changes, such as visual hallucinations. Lastly the importance of building a circle of support to enhance quality…

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WEBINAR: Feeling Faint – Sudden Drop in Blood Pressure in Parkinson’s – Cancelled

April 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speakers:  Greta Mah (Pharmacist) and Dr. Joyce Lee (Geriatrician) People with Parkinson’s disease may experience sudden drop in blood pressure leading to symptoms of dizziness and even falls. Some may also notice their blood pressure becomes high while lying down for sleep at night. This presentation will explain the occurrence of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension and supine hypertension. It will cover all the drug and non-drug treatment strategies to manage this non-motor PD related symptom.

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Hair Affair for Parkinson’s – Cancelled

April 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Various locations in Southwestern Ontario Canada

A Hair Affair for Parkinson’s is the highlight of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, offering participants the opportunity to visit an elite salon, for a wash, cut and style at a discounted price of only $45! All the funds raised at this event support people living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario and their families. $45 for a wash, cut and style at a participating elite salon! A Hair Affair for Parkinson’s is a fun event that showcases the local style and talents…

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May 2020

WEBINAR: Parkinson’s and Your Pharmacist

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alison Tario Pharmacist, Roulston's Pharmacy Many people think of their pharmacist as the person who gives them their medications at the pharmacy and is a trustworthy and knowledgeable expert in medications. But do you know everything that your pharmacist is able to do for you as a member of your care team? Pharmacists are an integral part of the circle of health care professionals that surround you as someone living with Parkinson’s Disease. This presentation will discuss what roles your…

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WEBINAR: Cognition Changes in Parkinson’s

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Amer Burhan, MBChB, MSc., PRCPC Dr. Burhan will provide an overview of the range of cognitive issues that happen with Parkinson’s from the very mild to the most severe (dementia), the way we assess cognitive function, the impact of these issues on the lives of people with Parkinson’s and available ways to manage these issues to reduce the impact on quality of life and function. Save your spot for this free webinar! Register

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June 2020

The Power of Perseverance

June 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tim Hague Sr. Executive Director U-Turn Parkinson's After having been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 46 Tim and his son went on to win the first season of the reality television series The Amazing Race Canada. Join Tim as he discusses where he has come since The Amazing Race Canada, the founding of U-Turn Parkinson’s, the writing of a book, the progression of his PD symptoms and how he continues to practice perseverance and the…

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WEBINAR – Living in a COVID World: How a Pandemic Impacts Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease & Research They are Involved In

June 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Quincy Almeida Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education; Director, Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation Centre COVID-19 has changed our world and how we will live in it. No doubt, it has had a major impact on everything we do, and how we go about doing it. Elderly populations, and especially those dealing with neurodegenerative conditions have been impacted in many ways, and in some cases it may be contributing to progression of disease. This webinar will focus on the…

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