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To support that mission we offer specific programs, information and tools for living well.

Living Well Challenge Webinar

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LWC logo Living Well Challenge Webinar The Living Well Challenge™ is an educational webinar series featuring movement disorder experts speaking on topics of interest to people affected by Parkinson’s disease.  You can “take the challenge” to live well today with Parkinson’s by viewing the webisodes, discussing your own experiences and impressions with family, friends and support group, and devising your own action plan to help you:

  • Be Informed and Be Aware
  • Be Active
  • Be Involved
  • Be Connected

Take the next step. Take action after watching the webisodes. Make your own Living Well Pledge right now by downloading your own pledge card to print at home. Write down one thing you will do to live well today. Stick it on your mirror. Post it on your fridge. Share it with your care partner. Make it real.

NEW! The Effects of Forced Exercise on Parkinson’s Motor and Non-motor Symptoms

Jay L. Alberts, Ph.D., Edward and Barbara Bell Family Endowed Chair, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Neurological Restoration, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, VA FES Center and Cleveland Clinic discusses his research into the effects of forced exercise on a range of Parkinson’s symptoms. Dr. Alberts’ talk compares and contrasts outcomes of voluntary and forced exercise and provides insight into where the ongoing exercise research will be focused in order to close the gap between animal and human models. Dr. Alberts’ tandem studies are well known in the Parkinson’s community, and his presentation offers compelling data and motivation for advancing the study of therapeutic exercise as a viable treatment option.

DOWNLOAD DR. ALBERTS’ PRESENTATION SLIDES

You can learn more about how to apply the concept of intensity to your own exercise routine by requesting our free exercise DVD, “Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials: Getting Started, Staying Motivated, Seeing Results.”

Take action! Download and complete the Living Well Pledge. Share it with someone who will support your efforts, and post it where it will remind you to stay committed.

This presentation and the archived webisodes below are available free, on demand – you may watch them anytime you like, as many times as you like. Tell a friend about the Living Well Challenge webinar and share the link to this page!

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Upcoming Webisodes

Approximately every other month, we’ll be offering new webisodes to provide you with information you crave. Stay tuned for presentations on subjects like swallowing, relationships, digestive symptoms and strategies, and things you can do today to improve your quality of life with Parkinson’s. Sign up to receive email notification when new webisodes become available.

Panel Discussion Webinar Q & A

Two of our Living Well Challenge panelists from the live June 2011 webcast, Dr. Monique Giroux and Dr. Terry Ellis, along with DBS specialist Sierra Farris have reviewed the many excellent questions that were submitted during the event. Read their responses hereTopics include:

Before you undertake any exercise program or make changes to your daily routine, consult your doctor and please read this important information.

 

 

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