Take Control Series

APDA Take Control Series

Parkinson’s disease is a complex disorder with new challenges to face as the disease progresses.  The more educated a patient and family becomes the more they are able to Take Control of their disease.  Experts in the field will educate and prepare you to recognize these challenges and learn how to manage them with practical tools and greater knowledge so that you can live life to the fullest.

The program will take place once per month ON LINE via the Zoom platform.
Each session will be approximately one hour – a 40 minute presentation followed by Q & A from the audience.  The sessions will also be recorded for later viewing on the APDA Northwest YouTube Channel.

(To view previous programs scroll to the bottom of the page)

You can register for individual sessions below.
If you want to register for the entire 2021 series. Click here HERE


Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm pacific time

Avoiding Apathy in COVID Times: 4 Tips to Keep You Motivated and Moving in the Pandemic

Join Dr. Nate Coomer, DPT from the Parkison’s Fitness Projectin a discussion of how apathy and fatigue can create obstacles to exercise with Parkinson’s.  We will also offer some useful tips to keep moving and exercising to slow the progression of PD symptoms during the pandemic.

Nate Coomer, DPT
Physical Therapist
The Parkinson’s Fitness Project



Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am pacific time

Important Topics to Discuss That May Not Come up in your Clinic Visit.

Join renowned naturopathic physician and researcher Dr. Laurie Mischley in a discussion of some of the topics that your doctor may not but should be talking to you about in your clinic visit. Topics like loneliness and isolation, diet, tracking your symptoms, and lab tests. Come learn some of the results of her research into what those who are living the best with PD have in common.

Dr. Laurie K. Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH
Naturopathic Physician and Researcher
Seattle Integrative Medicine & Bastyr University




Past Programs

Past Recordings of these programs can be found on our YouTube Channel

Sleep & Fatigue in Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, Movement Disorder Neurologist & Chief Scientific Officer
American Parkinson Disease Association

The Impact of PD on Vision
Dr. Steven Hamilton,Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Swedish Medical Center

The 5 W’s (Who…What…Where…When…Why) of Home Care and Home Health
Shawn D’Amelio, President, Washington Home Care Association
With A Little Help

Case Studies from the Exam Room
Dr. Pravin Khemani, Movement Disorders Neurologist
Swedish Medical Center

Mind Over Parkinsons
Dr. Patrick Hogan, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Puget Sound Neurology

Unlock the Healing Power of Food
Wilma Shaw, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
Embrace Nutrition

The Gut Biome & PD
Dr. Kelly Condefer, Movement Disorders Neurologist
Confluence Health

Aging in Place Safely
Jay Berger, Physical Therapist

What a Pain! Understanding and Treating Pain in Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Pravin Khemani, Movement Disorders Neurologist
Swedish Medical Center

Cognitive Changes in PD and What to Do About Them. 
Dr. Reza Ghomi, Neuropsychiatrist
Evergreen Medical Center

What’s the Link? Cognitive Training & Exercise
Dr. Nate Coomer, Physical Therapist
The Parkinson’s Fitness Project

To view these and other educational programs please visit our YouTube Channel

Thank you 2020 series sponsors.