HeadWay, aka the Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre, recently sponsored a talk by Dr. Jonathan Squires on medication management in PD. A copy of his slides are available as a PDF at the following link:
The Art of Medication Management in Parkinson’s including Minimizing the Risk of Motor Fluctuations
There are a total of 63 slides in the presentation so I have created a short table of contents to help you find a section more quickly:
|PARKINSON’S DISEASE 101
|HOW IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
|SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
|PROGRESSION OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
|TREATMENT OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
|MOTOR COMPLICATIONS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
|DELAYED KICKING IN
|FREEZING OF GAIT
|THE ROLE OF LEVODOPA
|WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT BOTHERSOME SYMPTOMS?
Laura Frey, who runs the Nanaimo Yoga class for persons with PD, recently forwarded the following link to me: Cognition and Memory in Parkinson’s Disease and Yoga: An Interview with Richard Rosen.
Richard Rosen is a California Yoga teacher who has adapted his program as a result of his PD diagnosis. The interviewer starts by asking:
What has been your personal experience with how yoga can affect cognitive function and memory?
Richard’s answer begins:
As soon as you’re diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), if you’re not already a yoga student, get yourself to a yoga class…
That’s pretty powerful. Read the whole interview – there’s lots more interesting insight and several links at the end of the interview for those wanting to dig deeper. And underneath the interview window is a whole new blog, Yoga for Healthy Aging, to explore.