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3 free webinars

Thank you, Angela, for sending us the information about the following webinars!

The Effects of Forced Exercise on Parkinson’s Motor and Non-motor Symptoms

Available now from www.davisphinneyfoundation.org

Today we launch a new Living Well Challenge webisode, featuring Jay L. Alberts, Ph.D. of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Alberts discusses his research into the effects of forced exercise on a range of Parkinson’s symptoms and compares and contrasts outcomes of voluntary and forced exercise. Dr. Alberts’ tandem studies are well known in the Parkinson’s community, and his presentation offers compelling data and motivation for advancing the study of therapeutic exercise as a viable treatment option. Watch the video to learn more about this fascinating area of Parkinson’s research

Don’t forget that you can watch past Living Well Challenge videos anytime. Just visit our website to view the archived webisode library.

Balancing Act: Fall Prevention in Parkinson’s

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, the Netherlands
Join the National Parkinson Foundation for a special webinar featuring guest speaker Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD. Dr. Bloem will strategies to minimize the risks of falls in people with Parkinson’s. Life is a balancing act, so join us to make sure you stay on your feet when it matters.

Online pre-registration is required. You can also gather your friends, family, caregivers and support group to watch the webinar together.
Register Now for the Live Webcast

For more details, please call the National Parkinson Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO(1-800-473-4636) or email helpline@parkinson.org.

Watch our past webinars by visiting www.parkinson.org/webinars.

More Peaks, Fewer Valleys with Levodopa: Evening Out On/Off

Thursday, June 19, 12 noon to 1:00 pm ET

The gold standard medication for Parkinson’s disease, levodopa, can wear off before it’s time for another dose, causing motor fluctuations called “off” episodes. We’ll discuss the impact of such episodes on daily life, as well as current treatment options and new therapies in development. Join us.
MJFF Contributing Editor Dave Iverson will moderate a conversation with a person with Parkinson’s and:
Lama Chahine, MD, Instructor of Neurology, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of Pennsylvania
Warren Olanow, MD, PhD, Henry P. and Georgette Goldschmidt Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Neurology, Professor of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Q&A with participants will follow the discussion.
Register now.
For more information about our 2014 Third Thursdays Webinars series, please visit www.michaeljfox.org/webinars.

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