ONLINE: Parkinson’s Foundation and AARP New Webinar Series
Answering Your PD Questions with AARP: From Newly Diagnosed to Caregiver Resources
Webinar Addressing the Newly Diagnosed and Care Partner Community
Thursday, April 30 at 3:00-4:00PM ET
Amy Goyer, AARP's national family and caregiving expert and author
Nina Browner, MD, Bryson Distinguished Associate Professor of Neurology and Director at the Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina
Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L, University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorder Center of Excellence at Pennsylvania Hospital
Receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be overwhelming for both the individual diagnosed and their care partner, which is why the Parkinson’s Foundation and AARP are committed to providing you with the best educational tools to help guide your journey, one that is unique for each person newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their care partner.
Join us as we kick off this new partnership webinar series from the Parkinson’s Foundation and AARP. Learn about Parkinson’s symptoms, disease progression and the importance of working with an interdisciplinary care team. Understand what you need to know about employment rights, benefits, and resources for both people newly diagnosed and their care partners, as well as care partner tips and community forums you can join today!
Led by Nina Browner, MD, associate professor of neurology at the University of North Carolina and Amy Goyer, AARP’s national family and caregiving expert and author, this webinar offers educational resources and advice to support you and your care partner in building a better life with Parkinson's disease today.
There will be ample time to ask questions to our presenters. This webinar will be recorded for later viewing on-demand.
Amy Goyer, author of "Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving", is AARP's national family and caregiving expert and moderates AARP's Family Caregivers Discussion Group on Facebook. Amy has more than 35 years of professional experience serving and advocating for older adults, children and families, and people with disabilities. She has been a family caregiver her entire adult life, caring for her grandparents, parents, sisters and other relatives and friends.
She writes extensively for AARP about her experiences caring for her mother, Patricia, who died in 2013, and her father, Robert, who lived with Alzheimer's disease for 12 years before his death in 2018. Amy has written three books and appears regularly as a caregiving authority on network news shows, including more than a dozen times on NBC’s Today. She has been a guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors and been interviewed by CNN, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and People, among other media outlets.
Nina Browner, MD is the Bryson Distinguished Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina. She also serves as Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Neurology and Program Director for Neurology Residency at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Browner divides her time between patient care and clinical research. Her research interests include innovative care models for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, gait abnormalities in patients with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive changes on different stages of Parkinson’s disease. In addition to her dual roles of clinician and researcher, Dr. Browner mentors medical students and neurology residents. She had been awarded Collin Hall Award in Teaching Excellence from the Department of Neurology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as well as 2020 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award from the American Academy of Neurology.
Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University and Master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Minnesota. She completed a clinical internship in inpatient neurological rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Julia specializes in treating neurological movement disorders and neurodegenerative conditions at the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center at the University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorder Center of Excellence at Pennsylvania Hospital. She also serves in interdisciplinary clinics for patients with atypical Parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, ALS and those considering Deep Brain Stimulation. Julia serves as occupational therapy faculty for the Parkinson Foundation’s Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP) program and as training and certification faculty for the LSVT BIG program. Julia acts as an ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation and serves as a facilitator for PD SELF, educating newly diagnosed people with PD in self-efficacy to promote quality of life. She holds certifications in Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, LSVT BIG, Parkinson’s Wellness & Recovery (PWR!), GYROTONIC ®, GYROKINESIS ®& Pilates mat and apparatus.