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Q&A - Seventh Edition

This book offers a basic overview of Parkinson's symptoms, diagnosis, related conditions and treatment options. It also includes tips for putting your health team together, adapting to Parkinson's and maintaining good health through exercise, nutrition, sleep and mental wellness.

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Caregiver Story: Psychosis

Meet Renee Calvin. She is the primary care partner for her husband Mike, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011. However, two years ago Mike’s PD progressed in an unexpected way – he began seeing things that were not there and believing things that were not true. Learn more about Renee and Mike’s story.

Moving Day® Kansas City

Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure.  This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities.  Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more.  Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.  Register today!

Contact Name: 
Robyn Tota
Contact Email: 
rtota@parkinson.org
Contact Phone: 
913-341-8828
Event Date Min: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Event Location: 
Liberty Memorial
2 Memorial Dr
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States
Event Chapter: 
Heartland

Nursing Solutions: Innovations in PD Nurse Education

Moderated by: Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P., Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation

Led by: Margaret McCormick, M.S., R.N., C.N.E., Clinical Associate Professor, Towson University, Maryland (Topic: Teaching Strategies for PD Care: Embracing Technology) and Hannah Murphy Buc, M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor, Notre Dame of Maryland University (Topic: Think Like a Nurse: Learning Parkinson's through Reverse Case Study)

Learning Objectives:

Nursing Solutions: PD Medication Adherence Challenges

Moderated by: Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P., Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at Parkinson's Foundation

Led by: Ju Young Shin, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., A.N.P.-C., Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Delaware, Edie Simpson, R.N., C.N.R.N., EJS-VNF Host Coordinator, Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center; Joan Gardner, R.N., B.S.N., Clinical Supervisor, Struthers Parkinson's Center, Park Nicollet Health Services

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Nursing Solutions: Recognizing the Impact of Genitourinary Symptoms in PD

Urinary tract symptoms are common in Parkinson's disease. These symptoms may include incontinence, urgency, frequency, nocturia, post voiding dribbling, a weakened urinary stream and a sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder. Symptoms may cause a host of cognitive, affective and behavioral changes. This webinar will discuss genitourinary PD symptoms and their impact on quality of life. It will also present ways in which nurses — via patient education, care and referral — can help people with Parkinson's who are experiencing such symptoms.

Nurse Webinars: Interdisciplinary Education on Parkinson's Disease

Moderated by: Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P., Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation

Led by: Jennifer Bailey DeJong, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., C.N.E., Associate Professor, Concordia College (Scholar, 2014) and Ruth Hagestuen, M.A., R.N., Director, Allied Team Training for Parkinson'sTM, a program of the Parkinson's Foundation program.

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