Tips on Assisting Someone With Advanced Parkinson’s
Continuing Education Units Webinar
|Title||How Can I Help? Tips on Assisting Someone With Advanced Parkinson’s|
|Date||April 19, 2022|
|Time||10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern)|
|Credit||Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*|
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex condition that includes a variety of symptoms. Oftentimes it is thought that PD only impacts a person’s movement; however, there are many non-movement symptoms that people with Parkinson’s experience as well. This webinar will discuss these symptoms and focus on the difficulty people can develop with mobility. More importantly, education will be provided on how to assist someone with PD while caring for them at home. Participants will learn various strategies ranging from verbal instruction to physical assistance. Many strategies will focus on how to promote better movement in order to increase the safety of both the client and the caregiver in the home.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- State common motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
- State special considerations for cognitive impairment.
- Recognize common movement presentations in advanced PD.
- State strategies to assist with movement.
- Identify common assistive devices for walking.
About the Presenter:
Stephanie Evans graduated from the University of Iowa with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006. She joined the outpatient rehabilitation team at University of Iowa Health Care in 2013. Her focus is on the treatment of neurological conditions, with an emphasis on Parkinson’s disease. Stephanie has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2011 and PWR!Moves since 2019. She staffs the interdisciplinary Parkinson’s clinic at the University of Iowa, a designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. Stephanie is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Iowa’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She lectures on basal ganglia disorders and assists with the laboratory for the neuromuscular therapeutics course. Prior to working for the University of Iowa, Stephanie worked in outpatient rehabilitation for OSF Illinois Neurological Institute in Peoria, Illinois, and Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
* This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. Your credit will be emailed within 30 days of survey submission.