Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Conference
Anyone who has Parkinson's disease and caregivers of people who have Parkinson's disease
- 8 to 8:30 a.m. – Registration, breakfast available
- 8:25 a.m. – Irving Asher, MD, welcome
- 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. – Parkinson's Disease 101, presented by Irving Asher, MD. This program will address motor symptoms and signs, dopamine and symptoms of dopamine deficiency, the difference between tremor and dyskinesia and much more.
- 9:15 to 10 a.m. – Promoting Emotional Well-Being: Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) Strategies for Patients and Caregivers, presented by Stephanie Reid-Arndt, PhD, ABPP, licensed psychologist and Jeffrey Tarrant, PhD, licensed psychologist. Dr. Reid-Arndt will review general issues and strategies related to emotional well-being and self-care for people with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. Dr. Tarrant will discuss complementary treatment interventions such as mindfulness, Qigong, etc. and will lead a brief demonstration with audience participation.
- 10 to 10:30 a.m. – Break
- 10:30 to 11:15 – Planning Ahead with Parkinson's Disease, presented by Marilyn Beeson, MSW, LCSW. Most of us would probably agree that planning ahead is a necessary part of life, so why don't we do it? For those with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers and families, planning ahead for the difficult possibilities the disease presents is imperative, but difficult to do. Marilyn will discuss personality types and their impact on our ability to plan ahead. She will also provide practical information for those who do plan ahead.
- 11:15 to noon – What's New in Parkinson's Disease, presented by Irving Asher, MD. News from the 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
- Noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch and panel discussion
Irving Asher, MD, serves as the director of the movement disorders program and neurology clinic at University Hospital. He pursued research on brain monoamine systems and was introduced to clinical neurology and the field of movement disorders while attending Yale University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. He completed his neurology residency at UCLA School of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology. After 30 years in private practice specializing in movement disorders, he joined the University of Missouri Health Care system in 2010.
Stephanie Reid-Arndt, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in rehabilitation neuropsychology. A faculty member in University of Missouri's Department of Health Psychology, Dr. Reid-Arndt's clinical work focuses on helping persons with chronic medical conditions recognize their psychological/cognitive strengths and weaknesses and identify strategies to improve their daily lives.
Jeffrey Tarrant, PhD, BCN, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Missouri specializing in biofeedback, stress management, Qigong and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). For the past 13 years, Dr. Tarrant has focused on understanding and developing alternative and complementary methods of psychological treatment. He uses several forms of technology-based therapies including neurofeedback and leads classes in Qigong and MBSR.
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