Due to the nature of symptoms of Parkinson’s, people with the disease are more at risk of falls. Parkinson’s disease affects the parts of the brain controlling balance and coordination.
Additionally, some drugs used to treat Parkinson’s can lower blood pressure, causing a feeling of faintness when getting up from a sitting or lying position (called Orthostatic Hypotension).
DETAILS: In this very important Parkinson’s specific workshop you will learn:
1. The 4 Pillars of Falls Prevention
2. Tips and Tricks for Falls Prevention
3. About Medial and Medication Alert Services available through Lifeline, Fraser Health
4. Improvement in Balance Study – Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation and its beneficial behavioral effects in Parkinson’s disease
DATE: Thursday, November 14 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION: IMPACT Parkinson’s, #103-450 E Columbia St, New West
Ronda Field, Physiotherapist, Injury Prevention & Assessment, Fraser Health Shianne Bains, Coordinator, Injury Prevention & Assessment, Fraser Health Deana Burtnick, Lifeline Coordinator, Fraser Health
Michelle Doo, Clinical Research Coordinator & Linlin Gao, PhD Student, UBC Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre
This workshop is intended for people living with Parkinson’s,
including family & friends.
COST: Registration is by donation to IMPACT Parkinson’s payable at the workshop. Suggested minimum $20.00/person. Thank you!
REGISTER: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 604-525-2631.