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 demonstrates various music therapy strategies utilized with people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
**CAUTION: SIDE EFFECT….may cause toe-tapping, hand-clapping, and loud-singing euphoria!
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140 W. Ft Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705
CBD: What is it, how can
it help with Parkinson
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, Micaela takes a special interest in functional medicine and fighting chronic disease. She also leads educational talks to empower people to take control of their health. You won’t want to miss this!
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MIME OVER MATTER!
PD Tricks from the World of Mime and Circus
March 21, 2019
Come explore basic mime techniques—visualization, articulation of gesture, creative use of imagery and space— with mime, Rob Mermin, as a method for coping with PD movement limitations in daily activity. Rob founded the award-winning Circus Smirkus and Parkinson’s Performance Troupe. His tactics use fun, circus games, and props to improve coordination, postural awareness, and development of reflexes. Come join the fun!
How Speech Therapy Can Help
Come engage with speech-pathology experts, Dori and Natalie, to learn more about the neurophysiological changes associated with Parkinson Disease. Discover the role of speech pathology in the treatment of voice, speech, and swallowing problems most frequently experienced with PD. High quality speech pathology resources in Tucson will also be provided. You won’t want to miss this!
Wellness Series are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month and are open to the public. Please share or invite with anyone in the community who may be interested or benefit from attending. Please RSVP at 520-591-5346
Documents & Handouts from Series
Please note that some of the wellness series do not have materials available to download. The handout availability depends on the topic and permissions of presenter. Thank you!
Hot Topics in Research, February 15th, 2018
Drs. Becky Farley and Nate McMullen
Speech, Swallowing and Cognition in Parkinson, September 21st, 2017
Janet Hawley, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist, University of Arizona professor
Medical Marijuana and Followup, August and October, 2017
Kathy Inman and Adriana Tysenn
Followup by Dr. Becky Farley
- Cannabis Legalization and the Intended Consequences
- Understanding Cannabis 2017
- For information on methods of consumption please visit SVMMJCC.COM
- We thank Dr. Benzi Kluger for allowing us to present his video at our followup discussion. https://vimeo.com/221356207
The Importance of Getting a Good Nights Sleep, Thurs, March 16, 2017
- New York Times, Getting Older, Sleeping Less, Jane E. Brody. 1/2017
- Suggested Reading: OPTIMAL HEALTH WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE –MONIQUE L. GIROUX, MD, Therapies for Non-Motor Symptoms, Chapter: SLEEP PROBLEMS page 249
- Suggested Assessments: SCOPA - Scale for Sleep