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.

2nd Monday of every other month
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island 98040

Pre-registration is required. 
You can register by session or register for the whole series: Register for all

Past Presentations can be found towards the bottom of the page.

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Register Sept 9


Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease
Dr. Karen Torres, 
Neuropsychologist, UW & Harborview Medical Center



Staying Safe In & Outside the Home
Jen Fox, Physical Therapist,
CHCS Services




Thank You Series Sponsors!



Past Programs


Monday, January 14th, 2019

Seeing Clearly: Vision Changes in PD
Dr. Steven Hamilton
, Neuro-Ophthalmogist, Swedish Medical Center

View Dr.Hamilton’s presentation

Driving & PD
Mary Muszynski, Occupational Therapist, Virginia Mason Medical Center

View Mary Muszynski’s presentation


Monday, March 11th, 2019


My Auto-pilot Has Been Compromised: Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Dysautonomia (changes in your autonomic nervous system)
Dr. Jennie Davis, Movement Disorders Neurologist, Valley Medical Center

View Dr. Jennie Davis’s Presentation   
Dr Davis handout


Communication & Intimacy
Dr. Kris Rhoads
, Neuropsychologist, Harborview Medical Center

View Dr. Kris Rhoad’s Presentation


Monday, May 13th, 2019


Motor Fluctuations in PD
Dr. Pravin Khemani, Movement Disorders Neurologist, Swedish Medical Center

View Dr. Pravin Khemani’s Presentation

Surgical & Infusion Therapies in PD
Dr. Carter Gerard
, Neurosurgeon, Swedish Medical Center

View Dr. Carter Gerard’s Presentation

Monday, July 8th, 2019

What is your Gut Telling You?
Dr. Samantha Evans
, Naturopathic Doctor, Seattle Integrative Medicine
View Dr. Evan’s presentation

Speech & Swallowing in PD: Prehab and expiratory muscle strength in PD.
Julie Fechter, Speech & Language Pathologist, Sound Speech and Swallow
View Julie Fechter’s presentation