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?
The videos of the four presentations given at the November 5, 2016 Regional Conference in Victoria are now online at the Parkinson Society BC website at the following location:
There are a lot of links from other conferences on this page so I’ve pulled out the relevant ones and put them below in presentation order with duration times and links that open in a new tab or window.
- Parkinson’s Overview [1h 3m 33s], Dr. Silke Cresswell
- Sleep and Parkinson’s [34m 31s], Dr. Jason Valerio
- Food for Thought: Diet & Nutrition in PD [49m 40s], Dr. Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH
- The Benefits of Mindful Living [30m 35s], Michelle Fraleigh, MBA, MA, CCC, RCC
They are worth listening to. One of my favourite quotes comes from Laurie Mischley’s talk:
We’re really good at hiding your symptoms while your disease progresses, but we are really bad at changing the rate of disease progression … we are celebrating the 200th year anniversary next year and we don’t have a single therapy other than exercise that has been shown to slow disease progression.
CBC’s The Current aired a show on Thursday, October 27, 2016 called How ‘plastic’ brain can heal from traumatic injuries. There is a link provided to listen to the segment.
The same evening a show called The Brain’s Way of Healing aired on The Nature of Things. Though not specifically focussed on Parkinson’s disease much of what they say is relevant.