July News from The NeuroCommunity Foundation

 

JULY NEWS from The NeuroCommunity Foundation

FEEL FREE TO CALL US: PHONE NUMBER: 818-745-5051

Visit our website to find all detailed information about educational events, speakers, support groups and more!  www.neurocommunity.org

REMEMBER: when you visit our website for information, KEEP SCROLLING down on each page to locate all website posts.  Several NEW articles may be posted under the same heading. The one you are looking for may not always be the first post!  Each listing below will have where, on our website, you may find detailed information, articles, etc. 

On the website:

WELLNESS : How to breath efficiently during our hot summer

CAREGIVING:  A MUST read for all caregivers. Takes only 20 seconds

STROKE   Stroke recovery-Tips for the Caregiver

MS:  Spanish  and English speaking MS Support groups in Tarzana . Additional MS Support groups.

TBI   Cognitive TBI Support group for Burbank; TBI research study at UCLA focus on children 

PD     Current research

BE INSPIRED:   How humor can be therapeutic for everyone

HELPFUL INFORMATION   Smart and Savvy Travel Tips; Where to donate Durable Medical Equipment for PD, MS, Stroke and TBI patients and families.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: CSUN interns and Music Mends Minds.

 NEW: PD Support Group in Lompoc- see PD Support Group listing.


 JULY 2017 SUPPORT GROUP LISTINGS  

CLICK ON THE ABOVE COLORED LINK TO be taken directly to the PD Support group listing for July

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GUEST SPEAKERS for JULY:   Click on the colored link below for detailed information about the speaker and topic!! 

Dr. Hutchman and Cortney Sadraie, “Non motor symptoms/ The right medication (WESTLAKE)

TARA TAMADDON MPH, RD-E Dietitian  “NUTRITION AND WELLNESS IN PD (STUDIO CITY)

 Understanding DUOPA :  Duopa medication system: The what, why and how. Speaker: Duopa RN Nurse and patient testimonial ( BURBANK and CAMARILLO)

Research Update by MJFox Foundation,    Jocelyn Scherr,MJF Foundation  (VENTURA)

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Telephone/ Webinar and Online PD Educational Events

For detailed information about the July webinars, please visit our website in the PD Educational Events section!

JULY TOPICS

PD TELEPHONE AT HOME : Speech and Swallowing

LSVT:   No webinar in July.

PD EXPERT BRIEFING: No webinar in July.

MJ Fox Webinar :  Drug Re-purposing: Testing a Drug Approved for One Disease for its Efficacy in Another

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, click: contact us here  or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to  support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark :www.neurocommunity.org 

 The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Therapeutic Humor promotes wellness

What is therapeutic humor?

Therapeutic humor is any intervention that promotes health and wellness by stimulating a playful discovery, expression or appreciation of the absurdity or incongruity of life’s situations.

This intervention may enhance work performance, support learning, improve health, or be used as a complementary treatment of illness to facilitate healing or coping, whether physical, emotional, cognitive, social or spiritual.

Laughter is the power of positive healing,” she said. “I’ve seen it work best for people with losses – death, divorce, a job, for example. Humor is a tool to empower people to move forward. It helps them improve their quality of life, to take better care of themselves.”

“A belly laugh increases the ability of your immune system to fight infections,” said Elizabeth Taylor, on the faculty of Bastyr University, the Seattle-area institution devoted to natural medicine.

Tip to Relieve Stress and Be Happier   by Roberta Gold, Laughter for the Health  of it. Los Angeles based Recreation Therapist and Humor Therapist

Don’t look at the news headlines first thing in the morning.  Don’t watch the news right before going to bed.  Instead think of something you really enjoyed doing during the day.  Make that your last thought before you go to bed.

There are so many benefits you can receive from laughing more. Relieve your stress, improve immunity and even tone up your abs.

Roberta belongs to an organization called AATH.org  – The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.  Visit their website to find research, books and articles about humor and humor therapy.

If more people listened to the comedy channel on the radio when they’re in their cars, there would be much less road rage.You can lower your cortisol levels (the hormone that may be making you fat) by simply laughing, even if you start with a fake laugh.  Your body doesn’t differentiate between a real laugh and a fake one.  When you’re feeling you’re lowest, force yourself to laugh.

When you get hit with intense “stuff” turn to gratitude. It will make it easier for you to laugh and feel better.  Write down what you’re grateful for in a notebook. (Writing in long hand will give you the best results)

Write a “to do” list and cross off something you’ve accomplished each day. When you cross off an accomplishment, or write a gratitude list, it will make you feel happier.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, TBI and MS – other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Research information for PD

PD Research news. Click on the colored link to take you there directly. 

Parkinson’s News Today: Researchers Discover Why Deep Brain Stimulation Causes Weight Gain in Parkinson’s Patients

Parkinson’s News Today: “Is Parkinson’s Disease Triggered by a Protein in the Stomach?”

Parkinson’s News Today: “Computer Games Under Study as Non-Drug Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s News Today: “New Microsoft Watch Can Quiet Parkinson’s Tremors

Parkinson’s News Today: “Biomarkers for Predicting Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease May Improve Future Clinical Trials

Parkinson’s News Today: “APDA Partners with Smart Patients to Support Parkinson’s Online Community

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

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Breathing efficiently during our summer heat

The cooling way to breath during summer!

Colleen Carroll, CYT

Colleen Carroll, CYT

Colleen Carroll, CYT, is a yoga therapist specializing in Neurological disorders. With the heat upon us, Colleen is sharing this video tutorial of the cooling breath, a wonderful yoga breathing technique perfect for hot weather and for any condition or situation that causes excess heat in the system. [Read more…]

June News and Support Groups

JUNE NEWS from The NeuroCommunity Foundation

FEEL FREE TO CALL US: PHONE NUMBER: 818-745-5051

Visit our website to find all detailed information about educational events, speakers, support groups and more!  www.neurocommunity.org

REMEMBER: when you visit our website for information, KEEP SCROLLING down on each page to locate all website posts.  Several NEW articles may be posted under the same heading. The one you are looking for may not always be the first post!  Each listing below will have where, on our website, you may find detailed information, articles, etc.   Scroll this entire page for all info, including PD Support Groups, etc.

ON THE WEBSITE:

WELLNESS: Pets can be an amazing Benefit for Seniors!!

HELPFUL INFORMATION:  New Resources:Transportation, Home Organization, Fall Prevention and more!

CAREGIVING: Tips for Regaining your Energy, Optimism and Hope

STROKE:  Healing your heart and your head improves stroke recovery

MS, PD, TBI and STROKE:  Music Therapy for all at CSUN !

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY:  New Research

BE INSPIRED : Each day is a new beginning

WELLNESS: Music Therapy at CSUN

BREAKING NEWS : SFV Workshops from The Dept. of Aging

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   Click Here for JUNE PD SUPPORT GROUPS 

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GUEST SPEAKERS: Click on the speaker’s colored name to read about the speaker!

Maria Fisk, Registered Dietitian  NUTRITION IN PARKINSON’S (DBS Burbank Support Group)  

Dr. Hutchman and Cortney Sadarie,”ARE YOU ON THE RIGHT MEDICINE FOR YOUR PD?” (Sherman Oaks/Studio City PD and Caregivers Support Group)

Jan D Somers, MSW LCSW BCD ,GCM“WHAT GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS CAN DO FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY” (Burbank PD Support Group)

Nicolas M Phielpp, MD,  Neurologist CURRENT TREATMENTS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PD (Claremont)

 TARA TAMADDON RD, MPH Registered Dietitian”NUTRITION AND WELLNESS IN PD (Westlake and Simi Valley PD Support Groups)

 Dr. Ronald Ziman , Neurologist  THE DOCTOR IS IN(Camarillo)

Dr David Bearman, CANNABIS AND PD” (Santa Barbara)

Panel Presentation : COMPASSIONATE CHOICES, CALIFORNIA END OF LIFE STATUTE, PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE (Ventura)

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Telephone/ Webinar and Online PD Educational Events

For detailed information about the June webinars, please visit our website!!

JUNE TOPICS

PD TELEPHONE: The Conversation Project

LSVT:  Beyond Parkinson Disease: Could they be helpful for my condition?

PD EXPERT BRIEFING: Sleep and Parkinson’s

MJ FOX WEBINAR: Challenges and Treatment of Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, click: contact or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to  support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer.                                          

It is www.neurocommunity.org The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

PD Education Events and Webinars June 2017

JUNE’S  WEBINAR EVENTS 

PD TELEPHONE: The Conversation Project

LSVT:  Beyond Parkinson Disease: Could they be helpful for my condition?

PD EXPERT BRIEFING: Sleep and Parkinson’s

MJ FOX WEBINAR: Challenges and Treatment of Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease.

PD TELEPHONE from HOME

Topic:  The Conversation Project

Target Audience:  People w/ PD or other Parkinsonian syndromes, family, friends, community, health care providers

Speaker:  Libby Hopkins, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator and community advocate for advanced healthcare planning at Albuquerque New Mexico VA Health Care Systems

Date:  June 13th, at 10 am to 11 am Pacific Standard Time

Call-in:  1-800-767-1750   Code 54321#   (call in about 3 min prior to the hour)

LVST LOUD and LSVT  BIG

Topic:  Beyond Parkinson Disease: Could they be helpful for my condition?

LSVT Global hosts free monthly webinars aimed at educating others on Parkinson disease and LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG. We invite you to view our 2017 schedule below and we hope you can join us for many webinars this year! Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) (EST is UTC – 5 hours)

Registration  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6611462755464165121 If you would like a specific question addressed during the webinar, you may submit questions  to webinars @ lsvtglobal.com prior to the broadcast date. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar through either a voice or chat option.


TOPIC: Sleep and Parkinson’s

DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TIME: 10am  to 11 am   Pacific Standard Time

Guest Lecturer: Aleksandar Videnovic , M.D., M.Sc. , Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital   GO TO: http://www.pdf.org/expertbriefings for detailed information and to register.

What are PD ExpertBriefings?

Each PD ExpertBriefing is presented as a webinar (web-based seminar), in which participants can watch the slideshow presentation online and hear an audio presentation either through their computer’s speakers or calling a toll-free number.  For more information about how to join these upcoming events, see our PD ExpertBriefing FAQ.

To register for this free webinar and listen from your computer or phone, go to : http://www.pdf.org/expertbriefings  For technical questions: Contact Netbriefings via Technical Support or at (651) 225-1532.

MJ FOX THIRD THURSDAYS WEBINARS ON PARKINSON’S RESEARCH

TOPIC: Challenges and Treatment of Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, June 15 @  9:00 am  Pacific Standard Time

On the third Thursday of every month, join our live webinars to learn about various aspects of living with Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s work to speed medical breakthroughs. Log on, listen to the expert discussion and submit your own questions to our panelists. Can’t make it for the live event? Watch when you can through our archive library below.

Our webinars are moderated by Dave Iverson, a veteran broadcast journalist and person with Parkinson’s.All MJFF educational initiatives are offered free of charge.Third Thursday’s webinars are available for CME credit for practicing health care professionals. Register to learn more.

Go to: /www.michaeljfox.org/page.html?hot-topics-webinar-series  to register.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pets can be very beneficial to your health and happiness

                                                                                                               THE AMAZING BENEFIT OF HAVING A PET

Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? Are you wondering if you should adopt a pet as you age in place? This guide will help you decide on the best choice for you.

Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally beneficial for people of all ages. In the case of senior citizens, “just 15 minutes bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in the brain, lowering levels of the fight-or-flight hormone, cortisol, and increasing production of the feel-good hormone serotonin.

The result: heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels immediately drop. Over the long term, pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke” (Byrne, 2015).

TO READ MORE, GO TO: http://www.aginginplace.org/seniors-and-pets

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

 The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Therapy Wellness clinic at CSUN

Music Therapy Clinic Information

The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic at CSUN

The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic provides individually designed music activities for children and adults with disabilities * PD, MS, STROKE and TBI)  and special challenges, including autism, developmental delay, physical, mental and emotional disorders, and learning disabilities.

Music therapy is a field that uses music in a prescribed manner as a treatment for rehabilitating, maintaining, and improving the lives of persons with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities. Music Therapy is a creative arts therapy similar to others such as Art, Dance, and Drama Therapy. It is, however, unique in that music provides an accessible and enjoyable medium for growth and learning. It is a healing art, based on scientific principles and grounded in research.

The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic is dedicated to creating an environment where an individual with special challenges can acquire necessary life skills through the unique, creative and enjoyable medium of music. Our therapists are internationally recognized and encompass a range of techniques and areas of expertise. Our entire treatment team is dedicated to creating the opportunity for each participant to express his or her true creative essence while gaining needed skills and enhancing self-esteem.

The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic is a teaching clinic for the CSUN Music Therapy Department. As such, all sessions are utilized for student observation and learning and are part of the educational process for future music therapists.

Some of the benefits of Music Therapy include:

  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Improvement in acquisition and application of academic fundamentals
  • Development of practical life skills
  • Increase in socialization
  • Enhancement of self-esteem
  • Expansion of the quality of life through musical enjoyment and creative self-expression

The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic provides individual and group sessions conducted by a highly trained and experienced Music Therapist. A variety of instruments are used, including piano, guitar, percussion, auto-harp, recorder, electronic instruments, harmonica, and voice.

Contact Information

To contact the clinic please call 818-677-5663 or you can email us at csunmtwc@csun.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise and Activities in SFV to manage neurological symptoms

 

Exercise Routines And Activities To Manage Symptoms And Improve Quality Of Life

Live broadcast of Yoga for Parkinson’s with Renee Le Verrier, RYT

Pomona: Casa Colina Parkinson’s Disease Speech and Exercise Group

Azusa: Casa Colina Parkinson’s Disease Speech and Exercise Group

Pasadena: group and private fitness classes, cardio, Pilates, restorative yoga, Gyrotonic Expansion System®, and meditation with Leslie Frank, DPT (neurological program and multiple sclerosis program)

San Gabriel & San Fernando Valleys, Ventura County: fitness and targeted exercises for neurological disorders with Lori Michiel, NASM-CPT

Tarzana and Encino: aqua fitness with Deborah Goldberger (also private and semi-private instruction in your pool)

Encino: adult fitness classes including Tai Chi & Chi Qong at Balboa Sports Center, LA City Recreation and Parks

Northridge: therapeutic exercises on land and in the water at the Center of Achievement Through Adapted Physical Activity at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Northridge: Laughter Yoga with Shelley Bell, CLYL, CLYT

West Hills: art therapy with Alison Paolini

San Fernando Valley, Ventura County: Neurotherapeutic Yoga with Colleen Carroll, YT

San Fernando Valley, Ventura County: Nordic Walking with Carol H. Prata

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara: therapeutic and intergenerational orchestra with MusicMendsMinds

Tarzana: Invertigo Dance Theatre is ready to bring its Dancing Through Parkinson’s

Westlake Village: weekly exercise class/Debbie Jew, coordinator
1st Friday of month – Exercise2nd Friday of month – Music Therapy with Debbie Sipos
3rd Friday of month – “Chair” yoga with Jamie Hampton4th Friday of month – Tai Chi with Nora Li

Ventura County: PD Fighters non-contact Rock Steady Boxing Method with Jennifer Parkinson

Ventura County: Laughter Wellness with Arlene Raisner, CLYL

Newbury Park: Anytime Fitness 24-hour gym great workout classes recommended by Judy C.

Camarillo: Mindfullness with Holly Sacks

Camarillo, Ventura: Art of Moving for PD and movement disorders with Camille Torgeson

Camarillo: Focus on Balance, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Tai Chi Sun, Aqua Exercise with Camille Torgeson

Ventura: Focus on Balance, Tai Chi for Rehabilitiation, Tai Chi Sun, Walking with Camille Torgeson

Santa Barbara: Move to Connect for PD with Leslie Sack and Ruth Wishengrad

 

Bike Riding to slow down Parkinsons

BIKE RIDING HELPS SLOW DOWN PD

How Patients Are Using Cycling to Slow Down Parkinson’s

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are finding that cycling is helping patients stop the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and can even do something that medicine can’t do. Outdoor or at the gym, give it a try.

Click here to watch the news report

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-patients-are-using-cycling-to-slow-down-parkinson-s-917498947693

 

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