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Parkinson's, Posture and Bone Health

04/21/2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 21

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka

Part of the Struthers Parkinson’s Center seminar series during Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Presented by Martha Nance MD, Kristin Johnson PT DPT NCS, Sadie McGregor RN

Please RSVP via email darla.hildebrandt@parknicollet.com or call 952.993.5495 and press “2” to leave your contact information.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

04/23/2015 - 04/24/2015 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

April 16-May 28 (Thursdays)

2:00-4:30 p.m.

Church of St. Joseph
12 West Minnesota Street, St. Joseph

As a caregiver, your focus is typically on the recipient of your care- but caregiving is a great responsibility. It’s important to support the health and well-being of yourself, in addition to your loved one.

Certified class leaders will help you:
• Reduce stress
• Change negative self-talk
• Create better balance in your life
• Improve communication
• Increase ability to make tough decisions
• Deal with difficult feelings
• Identify helpful resources

Attend if you help a friend or relative with:
• Medical appointments
• Transportation
• Social activities
• Household chores
• Personal cares
• Living arrangements
• Emotional support
• Finances

Healthy Eating for Successful Living

04/24/2015 - 04/25/2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn to eat healthy and stay active!

Class sessions are highly participatory and include distinct components of education, hands-on activities, support and resource connections.

You’ll get the knowledge, skills and support you need to make better nutrition and exercise choices. The difference can reduce your risk of disease and improve your everyday quality of life.

Pre-registration is required by April 17. A minimum of 10 participants is required to present this workshop.

A cost/share or donation will be required for participant materials.

Snacks will be provided!

The Science and Practice of LSVT BIG

04/26/2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There will be a mini-symposium for people with Parkinson disease on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 12:00 – 2:00pm at Allina Health in Minneapolis.  This symposium focuses on movement disorders and physical and occupational treatment for people with Parkinson disease and is a fun educational event.

This symposium is FREE so it is a wonderful opportunity for people with PD, family members, friends, and other health care professionals who want to learn more about movement and PD to attend.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lecture and Refreshments
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Interactive demonstration with LSVT BIG

Allina Health
The Commons, Pettingill A&B
2925 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Click here for map and directions: Allina Health

Please RSVP by either sending an email to info@lsvtglobal.com, calling our office at 1-888-438-5788 (toll free), 1-520-867-8838 (direct), or registering online by following this link: Online Registration

More about LSVT BIG:
The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD).  These programs are specific protocols that are administered by trained and certified speech, physical and/or occupational therapists.  LSVT LOUD targets the speech motor system and LSVT BIG targets the limb motor system.  The programs are delivered in individual treatment sessions (1 hour each) 4 days a week for 4 weeks.

The research on LSVT BIG includes a published randomized controlled trial (Ebersbach et al, 2010) documenting that LSVT BIG improved ratings on the United Parkinson Disease Rating Scale motor section as well as other tests of motor functioning in people with PD – whereas the comparison treatments (Nordic walking and home exercises) did not change any aspect of motor functioning.

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