Welcome to our five-part Parkinson's disease webinar series — a virtual take on our annual Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Caregiver Conference. Each week, we will present a new webinar to watch at your convenience.
You can find all of the webinar topics as well as their upcoming video release dates below.
Part 1: Commonly Asked Questions
We’re kicking off our webinar series with Dr. Junaid Siddiqui answering the most common questions surrounding Parkinson’s disease, including what sort of life changes a patient and their family can expect.
Part 2: Fatigue and Sleepiness
Dr. Pradeep Bollu explains why fatigue and sleepiness, two common and oftentimes debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, impact so many patients. See the reasons for the symptoms as well as ways to manage them.
Part 3: Science and Heart of Caring for Someone With Parkinson’s Disease
Watch Parkinson’s disease expert Karla Washington and support group leader Patsy Ponder Dalton discuss the realities of caring for a person with Parkinson’s disease, as well as the resources offered for support.
Part 4: A Broken Present — Ideas to Understand, Cope and Care for People with Memory Loss and Dementia
Dr. Joel Shenker walks us through the different types of memory loss associated with Dementia as well as ways to combat it.
Part 5: Complementary and Alternative Medical Treatments
To round out the final week of our Parkinson’s disease webinar series, Dr. Junaid Siddiqui shows different ways to treat Parkinson’s disease beyond prescription medicines and procedures.
Supporting Patients, Families and Caregivers
A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients, their families and caregivers, which is why we’ve built a community of support to lean on. Learn more about the support and resources offered through Parkinson’s support groups in Columbia, Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks.
To learn more or to sign up for a Parkinson's support group, click here.
About Our Team
Our Parkinson’s disease team includes a variety of specialists working together to offer patients and caregivers ample support throughout their diagnosis and treatment, including neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and neurosugeons. Our goal is to find the best treatment plan to help patients manage and improve their day-to-day functioning and quality of life, whether that be through medication or more complex surgical therapies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS).