Quality of Life and Parkinsons

Speaker: Mark Higginson, MS, CCC-SLP July 21, 2021 4:30 – 6:00PM (AZ time) QOL is one of hundreds of medical acronyms, but at the end of the day, it’s the most important one. Quality of Life should be the driving purpose behind every medical intervention; yet many people with Parkinson’s find that appointments and prescribed…

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HOME-SHARING – Wellness Series

When Sharon Kha realized she could no longer live alone but didn’t want to move out of her home, she went looking for a creative solution. That’s when she connected with Deborah Knox, who was also looking for a new living situation. Join us as Sharon and Deborah talk about their experience with home-sharing: a way to age in place safely. Come to learn more about “boommates” to decide if it is a good option for you or come to just hear a heartwarming story about finding friendship.

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Life in BALANCE

Living your best life necessitates a life in balance. In Part 1 of our “Life in BALANCE” research update Dr. Farley described how the process of balance control is complex and infers an equilibrium across multiple physiological systems (i.e., sensory, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cognitive) with environmental and task factors.1-3. Unfortunately for all of us, dysfunction in…

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Balance training works for everyone, including you.

Balance training works for everyone, including you This month in the PWR! Virtual Experience, our theme is “Balance”.  Balance training works for everyone, including you.   Research shows that interventions that target multiple balance control components while progressing the physical and cognitive challenge benefit gait, balance, and function in people with Parkinson disease for up to 6 months, create structural brain changes associated with balance improvements, and help reduce sedentary behavior. This means you will have a better quality of…

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Wellness Series – Living and Learning with Parkinson Disease

LIVING AND LEARNING WITH PARKINSON DISEASE Speaker: Mickey Burke, MS May 19, 2021 4:30 – 6:00PM Learning is something we are all familiar with. As children we learn in school, as adults we learn in our careers, even when retirement comes along we continue to learn. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease does not mean learning…

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Research Update – Strength Guided Plan

Research Update – Strength Guided Plan To get the most out of your strength-training routines, you need to work at your full cognitive and physical potential. You can get better at what you practice by integrating real-world complexity into your exercise! Read ahead as Dr. Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT  shares the research behind how you can get stronger and fight bradykinesia in everyday life.  Everyone needs…

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