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  • Expert Briefing: Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: Hallucinations, Delusions & Paranoia

    Christopher G. Goetz, M.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences, Professor of Pharmacology at Rush University Medical Center a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

    As part of chronic Parkinson’s disease and its treatment, psychotic behaviors occur in over 50% of patients.  These problems include illusions (perceptual errors), hallucinations (false perceptions), delusional thinking and even suspiciousness and paranoid behaviors.  In most instances, hallucinations are visual, but they can involve the auditory, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory (taste) systems as well.  Because such experiences tend to be repetitive (the same little black dog runs across the room), the patient often has insight and recognizes the hallucination as a false perception.  However, the situation can become more problematic with rigid insistence that the images are real and even threatening.  Psychotic behaviors are a high risk for nursing home placement, because families find them difficult to manage, especially if agitation and paranoid accusations are lodged against the caregiver.  Even though hallucinations usually start out as minimal intrusions, the spectrum of psychotic behaviors is progressive, and early recognition by patient, family and physician allows for detection and treatment interventions.  Life style changes, medication adjustments, and new specifically anti-psychotic treatments are available. 

    At the end of this presentation, participants will:

    • Understand the types of problems experienced by patients who develop the syndrome of Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis
    • Recognize the burdens and impact on quality of life to both patients and caregivers when Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis develops
    • List current treatments and strategies for mitigating and eliminating Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis.
    Fee(s): 
    Free
    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundation
    Contact Email: 
    contact@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Event Chapter: 
    Chicago
    Greater Rochester
    Heartland
    Minnesota
    Ohio
    South Florida
    South Palm Beach County
    Western New York
  • Parkinson’s Day at Parkside

    Join us for fun, food, education and song!

    12:30 PM -- Lunch

    1:00 PM -- Live viewing of the PD Expert Briefings: Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis: Hallucinations, Delusions and Paranoia

    2:00 PM -- Dr. Reversa Joseph, Movement Disorder Specialist at OSU Wexner Medical Center

    3:00 PM -- Tremble Clefs: Parkinson’s Singing Group

    Contact Name: 
    Annie Wallis
    Contact Email: 
    Awallis@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    614-890-1901
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Parkside Village Senior Living
    730 N Spring Rd
    Westerville, OH
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Ohio
  • Rock N Roll: New Orleans

    Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an avid runner, there’s a distance for everyone. The series includes more than 20 races (5ks, 10ks, half and full marathons) across the US featuring commemorative medals and live music. See a race near you? Register today! For the latest information, visit www.runrocknroll.com.

    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundation
    Contact Email: 
    champions@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
    Event Location: 
    New Orleans, LA
    United States
  • Tough Mudder: Los Angeles

    Test your teamwork and push your limits while you overcome 5 miles and 13 mud-drenched obstacles and adrenaline-pumping challenges in a Tough Mudder Half or 10 miles of mud and 20+ obstacles in a Tough Mudder Full, all while raising funds for the Parkinson's Foundation! To view all event dates, visit here.

    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundation
    Contact Email: 
    champions@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
  • Rum & Rosé

    Join us as we relax and raise a glass to better lives together. The event will feature a special tasting of assorted rum provided by Brugal Rum, various blends of rosé, gourmet dinner, and a silent auction from 7pm-10pm. The event is led by Co-Chairs Stephanie Goldman, Amy Deacon Sole, and Doug Stern. Proceeds benefit the research programs of the Parkinson’s Foundation.
    Fee(s): 
    $130 per ticket
    Contact Name: 
    Kate Dixon
    Contact Email: 
    kdixon@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    646-388-7635
    Event Date Min: 
    Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Sear House
    411 Piermont Rd
    Closet, NJ 07624
    United States
  • Rock N Roll: Washington DC

    Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an avid runner, there’s a distance for everyone. The series includes more than 20 races (5ks, 10ks, half and full marathons) across the US featuring commemorative medals and live music. See a race near you? Register today! For the latest information, visit www.runrocknroll.com.

    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundation
    Contact Email: 
    champions@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, March 10, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Washington DC, DC
    United States
  • 2018 Winter Education Session

    Dr. Colum MacKinnon of University of Minnesota Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s disease will present on the benefits of exercise in Parkinson’s he has seen first hand in his research lab.

     

    Marie Walde-Douglas, Physical Therapist at Struthers Parkinson’s Center, will present Mind and Body Connections. She will provide interactive opportunities to try breathwork, stretching and other ideas to reduce stress.

     

    An attorney from Maser|Amundson|Boggio|Hendricks will share key information to help you feel prepared for the future; including financial and legal documents.

    Fee(s): 
    no cost
    Contact Email: 
    minnesotainfo@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    763-545-1272
    Event Image: 
    Event Date Min: 
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    Event Location: 
    1700 West Highway 96
    Arden Hills, MN 55112
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Minnesota
  • Parkinson’s on the Horizon and Champagne Celebration

    This event features Dr. Peter Schmidt, Senior Vice President and Chief Research and Clinical Officer for the Parkinson’s Foundation and Dr. Cenk Sengun, Chapter Medical Director for South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation. Join us from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. 

    RSVP to Parkinson’s Foundation: South Palm Beach County Chapter at 561-962-1702.

    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson’s Foundation: South Palm Beach County Chapter
    Contact Phone: 
    561-962-1702
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Florida Movement Therapy Centers “New” Facility
    21301 Powerline Road, Suite 101
    Boca Raton, FL 33433
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    South Palm Beach County
  • Tough Mudder: New Orleans

    Test your teamwork and push your limits while you overcome 5 miles and 13 mud-drenched obstacles and adrenaline-pumping challenges in a Tough Mudder Half or 10 miles of mud and 20+ obstacles in a Tough Mudder Full, all while raising funds for the Parkinson's Foundation! To view all event dates, visit here.

    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundation
    Contact Email: 
    champions@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018
    Event Location: 
    New Orleans, LA
    United States
  • Tough Mudder: Arizona

    Test your teamwork and push your limits while you overcome 5 miles and 13 mud-drenched obstacles and adrenaline-pumping challenges in a Tough Mudder Half or 10 miles of mud and 20+ obstacles in a Tough Mudder Full, all while raising funds for the Parkinson's Foundation! To view all event dates, visit here.

    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundation
    Contact Email: 
    champions@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, March 24, 2018 to Sunday, March 25, 2018
    Event Location: 
    AZ
    United States

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