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Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have much in common. In addition to the underlying causes of both conditions, LBD typically presents many physical symptoms and challenges of PD which are referred to as Parkinsonism.

These Parkinsonisms can include rigidity; postural instability; tremors; dyskenesia; facial “mask”; digestive issues; constipation; shuffling, “freezing” and other gait problems; plus many more.

Many of the most widely discussed issues with LBD are the cognitive, behavioural and mood aspects. The best information on the physical aspects may come from national or local Parkinson’s Foundations. Many have very extensive sources of information.

Webinars are another great way to learn. But they’re not always easy to fit into your schedule. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFFPR) has an excellent collection of archived info-sessions as part of their Third Thursday webinar series.

The most recent is below, on gait and balance issues with PD.

You can also select from all of their archived webinars on the Foundation’s comprehensive YouTube playlist.

At the moment, the topics below are covered and available for review. The links below all require registration with the with the MJ Fox Foundation, or you can just use this YouTube link to go directly to the webinars. Since these presentations occurred in the past, any opportunities that are mentioned for discussion are no longer available.

Free Webinars for Parkinson’s aspects of Lewy Body Dementia

2 thoughts on “Free Webinars for Parkinson’s aspects of Lewy Body Dementia

  • April 11, 2023 at 12:21 am

    Hello! Thank you very much for let us have a question.
    I am an 88 years young widowed male and I am having bad non resting sleep for a long time.
    I’m using a C-PAP machine too, but not helping presently. The machine was tested OK, but still no restful sleep.
    ! have my spine C6-C7 have lost the intermediate “pillow ” I call it = they jammed.
    No pain but in the early morning I get atremor in my arms and chest for 35 minutes – but no pain.
    What to do? I can NOT get a neurologist? problem that it wakes me up and have no relaxing sleep!

    • April 11, 2023 at 12:45 am

      That’s a tough situation you’re experiencing. I know many people have a hard time adapting to a CPAP machine, and they’re hard to keep on much of the time. Since you’re awakened by this tremor in your arms and chest, I think you should still seek professional advice. Hopefully you’ll be able to be treated, so you can get a better sleep. It’s so hard to function with no proper sleep!
      Strength and courage to you!
      Timothy Hudson


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