Finding Connection and Support While Living with PD
Wellness Wednesdays: Mental Wellness Series
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience a wide range of mood, thinking and physical changes that can negatively impact how they engage with the world around them. Trouble moving, fear, or even stigma surrounding the diagnosis may lead to avoiding social situations. Interestingly, research suggests that lack of social connection may impact quality of life even more than tremor. Connecting with people who can relate to your experience, accepting support and finding ways to engage with your family, friends and community can help you overcome isolation and improve your quality of life.
Join us for a candid, virtual discussion about the benefits and challenges of maintaining strong social ties in Parkinson’s.
Travis Turner, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor and Director of the Neuropsychology Division, Medical University of South Carolina
Indira Subramanian, MD, Movement Disorder Specialist
Director VA Southwest VAMC Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC); Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Alharvey Parker, Person with Parkinson’s
Gregory Monroe, Person with Parkinson's
Tracy Montoya, Person with Parkinson's
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
This is a virtual program, taking place live, using the online Zoom platform. Instructions on joining the webinar are provided after registering.
Special thanks to our sponsor:
PD Health @ Home is presented by the Light of Day Foundation, whose generosity has made this programming possible.
Speech, Swallowing and Drooling
Learn tools and exercises to help you better understand and manage speech, swallowing, drooling, communication and other oral problems in PD.
Learn that there are benefits to movement at all stages of Parkinson’s and that it is never too late to start.
Moving Day Baltimore
Moving Day is your chance to speak up about Parkinson’s disease and move others to take action.