Susan Imke, FNP, GNP-C is an expert in coaching families affected by Parkinson’s disease to adapt in times of stress, loss or trauma. In this Davis Phinney Foundation Living Well Challenge™ webisode, Susan discusses a range of healthy approaches for leveraging one’s signature strengths to develop the resiliency needed to ride the waves of life and the changes that inevitably are part of living with Parkinson’s. Discover your signature strengths here.
Discussing intimacy can be difficult, but in this video, Susan Imke offers explanations of some barriers to intimacy for people with Parkinson’s and how to address them with your partner and your doctor.
Learn how to improve your home safety by eliminating risks like poor lighting, differences in walking surfaces and tripping hazards to maximize your mobility and prevent falls.
Mike Studer discusses how to individualize an activity program that’s reasonable for you to achieve on a daily basis — highlighting strength, tremor, balance, posture and rigidity.
Living with Parkinson’s disease can have wide-reaching effects on your body and impact on your daily life. This panel discussion features diverse perspectives from members of a Parkinson’s care team: movement disorder specialist, physical therapist and neuropsychologist.
In this video, Dr. Peter Wang explores how tai chi can help you exercise your mind and body to improve cognitive and motor function in people with Parkinson’s.
With practical steps you can take regarding medications, nutrition, complementary therapies and exercise, Dr. Claire Henchcliff explains how building your Parkinson’s lifestyle toolkit can improve your quality of life.
Living well with Parkinson’s is about much more than just managing your symptoms. Check out Davis Phinney’s tips for taking action and living well every day.
Delve into Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with neurosurgeon Dr. David VanSickle to learn more about the technology used, the components placed in patients and why asleep DBS may provide an advantage over awake DBS.
Graham Hughes explores how to maximize the benefits you get from your Parkinson’s medications, as well as managing your needs and expectations.
David Levanthal shares how identifying as a dancer rather than a person with Parkinson’s can liberate you and change your attitude about Parkinson’s.
In this video, Dr. Benzi Kluger addresses some common cognitive and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, including depression, fatigue, social isolation, and much more. Learn more about these symptoms and how to address them with medicine, behavioral changes and complementary therapies.
Learn how to improve your quality of life without becoming overwhelmed by trying to do too much at once.
A light-hearted presentation on how to live well with Parkinson’s.
In this episode In Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, she examines why some people succeed and others fail, and why talent…