Started in 2011, the Summer Lecture Series, held during the months of June, July, and August provide participants with an opportunity to take a break from the heat and hear experts present on topics relevant to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. Previous sessions have included: Therapeutic Arts, What's New in Parkinson's Research, Nutritional Tips, Cognition and Parkinson's, Depression and Anxiety, and more...
Immediately following the educational session is a movement lab featuring a different exercise discipline. The movement lab portion offers the oppurtunity to get moving and try something new such as dance, tai chi, yoga, or music therapy. As always, these events are free of charge, but only take place in the summer. Check back for our 2020 schedule, soon to be released.
This year's program was as follows. We thank our generous sponsors.
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE
presented by Melissa Jones, MD
This presentation addressed and explained symptoms of depression and anxiety and how these issues impact the lives of individuals with Parkinson's.
Movement lab featuring Tai Chi with Geeta Akolkar
WHAT CAUSES PARKINSON'S DISEASE?
presented by Arjun Tarakad, MD
This session reviewed the latest information on what happens in the Parkinson's brain. Discussions to improve understanding on topics such as of the role of genetics, alpha synuclein, prodromal Parkinson’s, and more were included.
Movement lab featuring Dance for Parkinson's with Jennifer Sommers