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thrive logo 2Houston Area Parkinson Society hosted the 8th Caregiver Conference on Saturday, November 14th. This special, full-day educational event is designed exclusively for those caring for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The conference offered participants helpful, practical information that is important to understanding and managing care of someone with PD. Caregivers had the opportunity to learn new skills and discover resources that focused on the care of their loved one as well as self-care. This year's program was held virtually as part of our ongoing initiative to keep our community safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and will be archived on our YouTube channel at a later date. 

Click here to download the full event program and speaker presentations for the 2020 THRIVE Caregiver Conference.

9:30    Pre-conference Yoga

9:45    Welcome – Erin Furr Stimming, MD
9:55    Coping while Caring – Kathleen Crist, LMSW
10:35  Nutrition and Mindful Eating – Sue Levin, PhD
11:35  Break
11:50  Movement Session
12:00  Hallucinations and REM Sleep Disorders in PD – Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD
1:00   Navigating Transitions in Care – Celeste Harris, LMSW
1:30   Driving with PD: Preparing for today and tomorrow – Christine Salinas, OTR
2:00   Break
2:10   Ask the Physical Therapist – Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT
2:40   Conversations with a Caregiver
3:00   Adjourn

Registration has closed for this event. Please check back for an archived version of this program at a later date. 


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