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Watch Video: Expert Q&A: Working with Parkinson’s

Thank you for joining us! Below is the full video from the Expert Q&A: Working with Parkinson's on May 11, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal and Kyowa Kirin, and to all of the generous donations that help support BGF programs. WATCH VIDEO

May 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Watch Video: Expert Q&A: Working with Parkinson’s

Watch Video: Mental Health & Parkinson’s Conference

Thank you for joining us! Below is the full video from the Mental Health & Parkinson's Disease Virtual Conference on May 1, 2021. Thank you to our sponsors, Amneal, Abbvie and Moda Health, and to all of the generous donations that help support BGF programs. WATCH VIDEO

May 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Watch Video: Mental Health & Parkinson’s Conference

Living With Parkinson’s: Dr. Okun Answers Your Questions

Last year Dr. Michael Okun and co-authors Dr. Irene Malaty and Dr. Wissam Deeb published Living with Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers. This optimistic guide addresses PD-related issues and symptoms along with emerging therapies. In each chapter, Dr. Okun offers patients the necessary tools to manage their disease and to ultimately find joy and fulfilment in their lives. Dr. Okun recently answered two of the most common questions we receive from our community about living with Parkinson's. Check out the questions and answers below. And sign up for a special Parkinson's Awareness Month newsletter, from the [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Living With Parkinson’s: Dr. Okun Answers Your Questions

Tips for safely eating from an Occupational Therapist

The mobility problems associated with Parkinson’s can make it difficult to prepare and eat meals safely. We’ve teamed up with Kelly Barmann, OTR/L to get her tips and advice to help people with Parkinson’s continue to cook and eat at home. In this final article, Kelly Barmann gives us some advice on the basics for safely eating and a few tips on tremor management to get food to your mouth. [SIDE NOTE: Chewing and swallowing problems are common in Parkinson’s and are not the topic of discussion in this article. If you are experiencing any problems chewing and swallowing, you [...]

November 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Tips for safely eating from an Occupational Therapist

Tips for safe meal prep from an Occupational Therapist

The mobility problems associated with Parkinson’s can make it difficult to prepare and eat meals safely. We’ve teamed up with Kelly Barmann, OTR/L to get her tips and advice to help people with Parkinson’s continue to cook and eat at home. In the second article in the series, Kelly discusses tips for safe meal prep that you can use to make cooking easier and safer. At the end, Katrina Kahl, Brian Grant Foundation executive director, will demonstrate a few helpful adaptive equipment tools. Accidents can happen when people get tired. What are some tips for conserving energy while cooking? Previously [...]

November 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Tips for safe meal prep from an Occupational Therapist

Tips for Cooking from an Occupational Therapist

The mobility problems associated with Parkinson’s can make it difficult to prepare and eat meals safely. We’ve teamed up with Kelly Barmann, OTR/L to get her tips and advice to help people with Parkinson’s continue to cook and eat at home. In this first article, Kelly talks to us about the role of an occupational therapist in helping people continue to cook at home and provides us with some tips for organizing your kitchen. What is an occupational therapist? Occupational therapists (OTs) are rehabilitation professionals focused on helping people keep up with daily activities and work tasks. Often times we [...]

November 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Tips for Cooking from an Occupational Therapist
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