APDA Virginia Educational Programs

APDA Virginia Presents: Monthly Webinar Series

Third Tuesday of Every Month
1 PM EST | Via Zoom

Each series will be led by an expert community professional to provide education and local resources for those impacted by Parkinson’s disease.
Each session is approximately one hour, with a 40-minute presentation followed by Q & A from the audience.
The sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on the
APDA Virginia YouTube Channel.


Understanding Advanced Parkinson’s Disease: Hallucinations, Dementia, and Behavior Concerns

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Presented by: Rebecca Gilbert

Chief Medical Officer, American Parkinson Disease Association


Driving Safety 101: Is It Time to Turn in The Car Keys?

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Presented by Nancy Lo, GrandDriver Coordinator

Department of Aging and Rehabilitation, Virginia

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify warning signs that may indicate that an older driver can no longer operate an automobile safely.
  • Recognize the natural change in your loved ones and learn how to support their driving safety.
  • Identify resources to equip older drivers with information that will help them safely stay on the road for as long as possible.


Igniting Intimacy While Living with Parkinson’s Disease

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Presented by Sadie Sheafe, Ph.D., LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist & Board-Certified Clinical Sexologist

Learning Objectives:

  • The attendees will understand the Importance of communication in addressing sexual and relationship issues with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • The attendees will be able to identify relationship and sexual complications of males and females associated with Parkinson.
  • The attendees will understand the importance of redefining sexual intimacy with Parkinson’s Disease.


The Importance of Estate and Will Planning

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Presented by Melissa Benvenuto, Attorney at Law

Virginia Beach Law Group-Virginia Beach, Virginia

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of having the proper documents for financial and medical decisions.
  • Review documents such as Last Will and Testament, Durable General Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directive
  • Summarize the process and importance of estate planning.


Parkinson’s and Nutrition

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Presented by Paul Aravich PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Pathology & Anatomy, and Physical Medicine

Eastern Virginia Medical School- Norfolk, VA

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of nutrition for successful brain aging.
  • Summarize Parkinson’s prevention research on the MIND and ketogenic diets.
  • Understand the new microbiota-gut-brain theory of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Discuss the benefits of exercise and other lifestyle factors.

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