PWR! Wellness Series

Speaker: Sheryl Lowenhar July 15, 2020 3:00 – 4:30PM TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR Join us on Zoom as Sheryl, founder of 17 Branches, shares how to use technology to your advantage. She will discuss her favorite websites, apps, and devices to make life with Parkinson’s easier. Check out Sheryl’s 17 Branches blog and podcast “The Parkinson’s Experience”…

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Pelvic Floor Helene Bouchard, PT   Bladder problems and incontinence are common among those with Parkinson’s. Helene Bouchard, a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health, will be discussing why Parkinson’s impacts incontinence and what can be done to lessen this problem. She will also be discussing how to lift the taboo that comes along…

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Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy Philip R. Johnson, PhD Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy (MDAT)™, developed by Philip Johnson, is a non-medical intervention for treating motor and non-motor symptoms of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this presentation, Dr. Johnson will review the protocol for MDAT™, discuss results from two case studies, and present findings…

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Dawn Hecht, MS, CCC-SLP will be presenting an educational and informational discussion on the exciting new and affordable choices you have in independent living, assisted living, private care homes and memory support. She will also discuss the TEN important things you must do in the year prior to moving into a retirement home. Be empowered…

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Fall Prevention Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among people over 60 years old. The base cause of most falls is fear. This presentation will look at what causes fear, how it works to make a fall likely, and what we can do to lessen fear and fall risk. It will look at…

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What can you do when your movement disorder gets you TWISTED UP on the OUTSIDE?   Dystonia may be the reason why your muscles twist in ways that you do not want them to. Dystonia is a disorder that causes involuntary, repetitive, twisting muscle movements. It can occur on its own, or with Parkinson disease.…

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PWR! Wellness Series: Dance for PD Join us and teaching artist, Debbie Braganza, as we experience the mentally, physically, and psychologically stimulating effects of dance! Dance is first and foremost a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to body. Debbie teaches at Dance for PD in Phoenix, AZ, where she uses dance as an effective…

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Navigating the Storm – Tools for Caregivers June 20th, 2019 4:00 – 5:30PM Join us and registered nurse,Tani Bahti, as we explore the common challenges faced by care partners for those with progressive illnesses. She will empower individuals with the tools needed to overcome these challenges and provide effective methods of asking for help. Issues…

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Music Therapy for PD May 16, 2019 4:00-5:30PM Participating in musical activities is not only enjoyable, but music transcends all ages, cultures and abilities. Research has shown that music affects many areas of the human brain (motor, language and cognitive function) by activating multiple neuro-pathways. Join board-certified music therapist, Sarah Laing, as she discusses and…

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CBD: What is it, how can it help with Parkinson symptoms? April 18, 2019 4:00-5:30PM Join us in the discussion with Micaela Hornstein, DPT, as she explains what CBD is, how it works in the body, and how it affects someone with Parkinson’s! With a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctorate of Physical Therapy,…

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