Caregivers of seniors with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are invited to participate in a free webinar that will explore complementary therapies to improve their loved one’s quality of life. The webinar is presented as part of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s “Expert Briefings” series and will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at 1 p.m. EST.
The webinar will help caregivers learn about additional therapies that can work to ease symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, and how to communicate the use of these therapies with a health care professional.
Natalie Diaz, MD, from the Pacific Neuroscience Institute will lead the hour-long webinar. Diaz has fellowship training in movement disorders, and her clinical practice focuses in part on the evaluation and management of patients with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms include tremors, rigid muscles and loss of automatic movements like blinking. The Parkinson’s Foundation’s website writes the webinar will discuss complementary therapies and how they can be combined with more traditional treatments:
“There are many kinds of therapies – from mind-body applications or acupuncture to herbal supplements – that may help maximize quality of life.”
Learn more about Diaz and register for the “Conversations about Complementary Therapies and PD” webinar on the Parkinson’s Foundation’s website.
Other upcoming webinars in the Expert Briefings series include “Can We Put the Brakes on PD Progression?” on April 6 and “Use it or Lose it – The Impact of Physical Activity in Parkinson’s” on Sept. 7.