Podcast: Substantial Matters

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Every other Tuesday, we bring you a new episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s. Host Dan Keller, PhD, interviews Parkinson’s experts to highlight the treatments and techniques that can help you live a better life now, as well as the research that can bring a better tomorrow. Episodes focus on a range of topics relevant to your daily life, including new levodopa delivery methods, exercise, clinical trials, nutrition and more!

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To get started, listen to the episodes in the following playlist, or learn more about each episode below.

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Podcast Episode 129: Using the New Parkinson’s Exercise Recommendations as Part of Your Treatment Plan

In this podcast episode, Daniel Corcos, PhD, a professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine, explains endurance (cardiovascular) exercise, in which one aims to raise the heart rate to specific levels. Lee Dibble, PhD, PT, ATC, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, discusses resistance training.

Podcast Episode 128: Medicare and Parkinson’s Disease

In this podcast episode, Jane Sung, JD, a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute, explains some of the intricacies of the Medicare system and helps to sort out the kinds of decisions people need to make about Medicare coverage.

Bonus Episode en Español: Éxito de estudio: Viendo el ejercicio con un sentido de comunidad

In our ongoing efforts to reach all communities whose members may be affected by Parkinson's disease, this week's episode will be in Spanish. We will return with more English language podcasts in two weeks. In this podcast episode, we talk with Dr. Giselle Petzinger about a study she conducted to better understand if wearing a FitBit can promote physical activity in Hispanic women with Parkinson’s.

Podcast Episode 127: Aging in Place

In this podcast episode, Rodney Harrell, Vice President for Family, Home, and Community at the AARP Public Policy Institute describes what Aging in Place should mean, misconceptions about it and how best to prepare for Aging in Place.

Podcast Episode 126: Community Grant Recipient: Smile Through Art Program

In this podcast episode, Saba Shahid, the Chief Smile Officer and President of Creative Neurology, discusses what the Smile Through Art workshops entail and how a Community Grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation allowed the program to reach people during the pandemic.

Podcast Episode 125: Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease: Lifestyle, Family, and Counseling

In this podcast episode, Dr. Bart Post of Radboud University in Nijmegen focuses on some of the social and interpersonal issues, including work, family, and women’s issues, that may affect people living with YOPD.

Bonus Episode en Español: Navegando las emociones que acompañan el recorrido por el Parkinson

In our ongoing efforts to reach all communities whose members may be affected by Parkinson's disease, this week's episode will be in Spanish. We will return with more English language podcasts in two weeks. In this podcast episode, we talk to Sebastian Krys about his experience navigating the emotions that accompany his Parkinson's journey.

Podcast Episode 124: Characteristics of Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

In this podcast episode, Dr. Bart Post of Radboud University in Nijmegen describes some of the physical characteristics of Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease.

Bonus Episode en Español: ¿Qué es la consejería genética?

In our ongoing efforts to reach all communities whose members may be affected by Parkinson's disease, this week's episode will be in Spanish. We will return with more English language podcasts in two weeks. In this episode, Priscila Delgado Hodges, a certified genetic counselor, explains what genetic counseling is and offers recommendations for those interested in participating in research studies.

Podcast Episode 123: Managing Stress with a Mindful Approach

In this podcast episode, Crista Ellis, Community Program Manager with the Parkinson’s Foundation and a certified yoga and meditation educator, describes what mindfulness meditation is, how people can begin the practice, including the Foundation’s Mindfulness Mondays sessions, and what it can do for them.

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