Sarah Mulukutla MD MPHis a board-certified neurologist with a passion for mind-body medicine. She has been a pioneer at the American Academy of Neurology promoting Integrative Health and is the founder of their Integrative Neurology Section.
Hacking the Parkinson’s Brain with Meditation
Meditation has many health benefits, but for people with Parkinson’s disease, learning to control one’s inner dialogue can have profound impact on motor symptoms. This talk will give an overview of current research looking at the impact of meditation on the brain networks involved in Parkinson’s disease and provide tips for adopting a meditation practice.
Tuesday, September 20th 7 PM
We will be having an in-person meeting. at the New Canaan YMCA at 7pm. This is a meeting to come together to share topics of interest for people with PD and Care Partners.
The first half of the meeting will include a short presentation by Joshua Lander, DC, MS, DACNB, CSCS
NEW PD RESEARCH STUDY
Enrolling Now Gait and Cognition
This study will examine the relationship between gait and cognition in PD. The goal is to provide foundational knowledge for future research regarding early detection biomarkers, brain region involvement, and therapeutic strategies.
The Parkinson’s Foundation had a program called "PD Health at Home" on their Mindfulness Monday programs where Dr. Taylor Rush presented the "7 Pillars of Mindfulness" Each week we will include one of the "7 Pillars"
Stress is common in Parkinson’s. If you’re experiencing stress, you may benefit from our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. This course is based on the national model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Decades of published research shows that those who complete the course report reductions in pain, fatigue, anxiety and sleep disturbance and an overall increase in quality of life.
In this webinar, our expert panelists will discuss ways to manage emotions and navigate the early years of a Parkinson’s diagnosis. We’ll feature reflections from a person recently diagnosed in addition to people who have been living with the disease for years. We’ll also cover the valuable role people recently diagnosed can play in research.
We are so proud of our friend and member of Parkinson's Body and Mind, Torrance York for sharing her amazing talent with the publication of her new book.
September 8 - October 15, 2022 Reception & book signing on September 22, 6-8pm
Please join us for a reception & book signing to celebrate the exhibit and the publication of my new book Semaphore.
In Semaphore, I examine the shift in my perspective after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The monograph, published by Kehrer Verlag, includes 96 pages, 67 photographs and an essay by Rebecca Senf, PhD. Click to read my Semaphore artist statement.
Join Us for Next Week's WPC Research Spotlight Drug repurposing for PD - does it work? Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11AM - 12PM EDT
Dr. Stott is the Director of Research at Cure Parkinson's. The organization is an international supporter of both lab- and clinic-based research on disease modification in Parkinson's. Originally from New Zealand, Simon has over 15 years of experience in the field of Parkinson's research - in both the academic and biotech industry sector. He has been involved in lab-based research as well as clinical studies, with a number of scientific publications. He also maintains the 'Science of Parkinson's' website, which attempts to explain in plain English the research currently being conducted on Parkinson's.