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What to Consider when Getting DBSSeptember 2, 2014

Presenter: Farrokh Farrokhi, MD

Have you been thinking about getting Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery?  In this interactive, hour-long presentation, Dr. Farrokh Farrokhi will speak about the important things to consider when you’re making a decision about DBS.  What can DBS really do for you?  What questions should you ask your healthcare team? What are your expectations from the surgery?  Dr. Farrokhi will address all this and more when you tune into What to Consider When Getting DBS.

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If this is your first webinar with us, please plan to join the webinar at least 15 minutes before the webinar start time.  This will allow time for your computer to download the software add-on in your browser.

Farrohk Farrokhi, MD, is a board certified neurosurgeon with the American Board of Neurological Surgery.  Currently practicing at Virginia Mason in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Farrokhi’s specialties include neurosurgery, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, spin surgery and brain tumors.  He sums up his approach to healthcare as, “The greatest way to care for patients is with an organized team approach, having the patient and family as integral parts of the team.”  He currently chairs the Medical Advisory Council of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation. 

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PD 101October 14, 2014

Presenter: Anna Sanger Reed & Melissa Tribelhorn, MPA

Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the last three years? Did a friend recently tell you that she has Parkinson’s? If you answered yes to either of these questions, PD 101 might be right for you! Join Anna Sanger Reed of Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon and Melissa Tribelhorn of NWPF as they cover Parkinson’s basics - what Parkinson’s is and common treatment options and strategies to manage symptoms. The interactive, hour-long webinar will include ample time for you to ask questions and expand your understanding of Parkinson’s. This presentation will provide a solid foundation of knowledge so that you can get the most out of future educational opportunities like the HOPE Conference in Seattle, Patient Empowerment Lectures and Conferences throughout Oregon and Washington.

The following link will allow you to register for this free program. You will receive an automatic reminder as the event nears. The reminder email will provide you with the link to join the webinar or you can return here to join.

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If this is your first webinar with us, please plan to join the webinar at least 15 minutes before the webinar start time.  This will allow time for your computer to download the software add-on in your browser.

Anna Sanger Reed, Program Services Manager, joined Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon in February of 2008 after graduating with a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. Her responsibilities include overseeing the direction and creation of PRO’s educational and outreach programs throughout the region, including the wellness classes, conferences, and training for long term care professionals. Anna is based out of Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Melissa Tribelhorn, Program Director with Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, has spent her career advocating for educational and healthcare programs that benefit patients and families, no matter their diagnosis, socioeconomic level or background. At NWPF, she manages the operations of all mission- based programs, including educational events, advocacy and client services. Melissa has a Master of Public Administration from Seattle University and has lived all over the Northwest, including Montana, Alaska, Idaho, Eastern Washington and Seattle.

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Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson'sNovember 4, 2014

Presenter: Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT

It’s no secret that exercise can help people cope with Parkinson’s disease, but now you can fully understand how exercise benefits your body, brain, and psychological health. Hear from nationally acclaimed Parkinson’s physical therapy and fitness expert, Mike Studer, on how you can best leverage your fitness efforts to help you manage symptoms, improve your mood, and achieve the best possible quality of life. Regardless of your fitness and activity level, this information will help you tap in to your full potential.

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If this is your first webinar with us, please plan to join the webinar at least 15 minutes before the webinar start time.  This will allow time for your computer to download the software add-on in your browser.

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT is president of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates Inc in Salem, Oregon.  He is the Americdan Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section Clinician of the Year Award Winner and 2011 Neurological Clinician of the year, as well as the 2014 Geriatric clinician of the year.  He is passionate about educating people living with Parkinson’s disease about the impact of exercise on the mind and body through evidence based techniques and strategies.

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Gifts, Gizmos & Gadgets: Assistive Technology for People with Parkinson'sDecember 2, 2014

Presenter: Samantha J. Murphy

Struggling to come up with gift ideas this holiday season?  Wondering what gizmos and gadgets are available to help folks with Parkinson's carry out daily activities such as eating and reading?  This webinar is for you!  Samantha J. Murphy from the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program will talk about all kinds of gizmos and gadgets, just in time for your holiday shopping!

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If this is your first webinar with us, please plan to join the webinar at least 15 minutes before the webinar start time.  This will allow time for your computer to download the software add-on in your browser.

Samantha J. Murphy is the Program & Community Relations Manager with the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program through the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies.

Past Events

Unlocking the Mysteries of Medication Management in PD
08/05/2014
The world of Parkinson’s disease medications can be complex to navigate, but it doesn’t need to be a mystery! In this webinar, Lisa Mann, RN, BSN, MA, will shed light the pitfalls and barriers to tapping in to the best possible management of symptoms. Learn critical information and practical strategies that you can use while working with your doctor to achieve your best possible benefit and quality of life. This program will include information about timing, identifying intended therapeutic effect and side effects for common anti-Parkinson medications, and what you can do to be proactive in managing your medications and treatment plan. Read More

Feeling Depressed or Anxious? It May Just be the Parkinson's
07/08/2014
Neuropsychologist Jeff Shaw presents "Feeling Depressed or Anxious? It May Just be the Parkinson's." People with Parkinson’s often experience depression and anxiety. Dr. Shaw speaks to people with Parkinson’s at all stages of diagnosis and their family members about how to prevent unnecessary suffering. Read More

Parkinson's Research Update: Focus on Treatment
05/06/2014
A Pilot Webinar for the Lunchtime Laboratory Series, brought to you by Northwest Parkinson's Foundation & Parkinson's Resources of Oregon. Read More