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 JANUARY PROGRAM 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 REGISTER FEBRUARY PROGRAM 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 REGISTER 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 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 2020 series sponsors.