Take Control Series Join our Community 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 JUNE PROGRAM Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 10:30am pacific time Innovations in Deep Brain Stimulation: A panel discussion If you have ever considered Deep Brain Stimulation as a treatment option this conversation is for you. Join the renowned DBS team from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR for a discussion about the newest advances in DBS, their advanced interdisciplinary approach to selection of ideal candidates and expertise in programming procedures. Neurosurgeon Dr. Kim Burchiel, Neurologist Dr. Delaram Safarpour, Physician Assistant Shannon Anderson, and DBS recipient Diane Hutchins will discuss the latest developments and considerations in DBS. Register JULY & AUGUST We take a break to present the CREATE JOY series. A creative arts series featuring interactive workshops. Registration and Information comes out in June. SEPTEMBER PROGRAM Date TBA Palliative Care in Parkinson’s disease: Providing patient-centered care, support, and symptom management Join us for a panel discussion with a team from the Palliative Care program at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle about the power of palliative care involvement in Parkinson’s disease. Panelists Dr. Christopher Flynn, D.O.: Board-certified Palliative Care Physician Rev. Lorraine E. Leist, MDiv, BCC-PCHAC: Board-certified Chaplain Joan Luster, MSW: Palliative care Social Worker About Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Please join us to hear about how palliative care can help in the care of people living with Parkinson Disease (PD). We will explore how palliative care teams can assist with: Providing a diagnosis and prognosis with compassion Discussion goals of care Managing complex physical symptoms Providing caregiver support Addressing social, emotional, and spiritual well-being Registration coming soon. Past Programs Past Recordings of these programs can be found on our YouTube Channel Dementia, Cognition & PD Dr. Nancy Isenberg, Medical Director of the Center for Healthy Aging Swedish Neurosciences Neglected Clinic Topics Dr. Laurie K. Mischley, Naturopathic Physician and Researcher Seattle Integrative Medicine & Bastyr University Avoiding Apathy in COVID Times: 4 Tips to Keep You Motivated and Moving in the Pandemic Dr. Nate Coomer, Physical Therapist The Parkinson’s Fitness Project 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 VirtualKare 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 2021 series sponsors.