On September 17, 2021, we held The Victory Summit® Virtual Event: Mental Health and Wellness, shining the spotlight on how to manage the symptoms you can’t see in Parkinson’s.
In case you missed the event, you can watch all the recordings of the presentations below.
WELCOME AND Inspiration
To download the transcript for “Welcome and Inspiration,” click here.
Stress management, Mindfulness, and Parkinson’s
To download the transcript for “Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Parkinson’s,” click here.
Additional Resources for “Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Parkinson’s,”:
managing depression and anxiety in parkinson’s
To download the transcript for “Managing Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson’s,” click here.
Additional Resources For “Managing Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson’s”:
- Exercise and Anxiety
- Physical and Mental Symptoms during OFF times
- Research Study
- Telemedicine and Parkinson’s
- Impulse Control Disorders and Parkinson’s
- Medical Marijuana, CBD, and Parkinson’s
- Exercise and Parkinson’s
- Resilience and Parkinson’s
- Connect with Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors
Music and rhythm for parkinson’s
To download the transcript for “Music and Rhythm For Parkinson’s,” click here.
To download presentation slides, click here.
Additional Resources For “Music and Rhythm For Parkinson’s”:
- Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine
- Dance for PD
- The American Music Therapy Association
- Voces Unidas
- The Parkinson’s Voice Project
- Tremble Clefs (located virtually and throughout the country)
Boxing Movement Break
Additional Resources For “Boxing Movement Break”:
more about our speakers
Brian Luke Seaward is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the foremost experts in the field of resiliency, stress management, and corporate health promotion and is an esteemed and often-quoted inspirational speaker and TEDx speaker. He has authored more than 18 books, including the popular best sellers Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water; The Art of Calm; and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward and the award–winning college textbook Managing Stress (10E). His corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, Royal Caribbean, Wells Fargo, TransAmerica, Procter & Gamble, Conoco-Phillips, Motorola, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP-Amoco, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Maxtor-Seagate, Organic Valley Dairy, The US Army, and the Air Force. For 25 years he served on the faculty of the University of Colorado Consortium for Public Health. Currently, Dr. Seaward is the Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, CO, and serves on the faculty of The Graduate Institute (Bethan, Connecticut).
Gregory Pontone is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an Attending Psychiatrist in the Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry division where he treats patients with neurodegenerative disorders (including Parkinson’s and related disorders, Alzheimer’s dementia), and behavioral disturbances resulting from these diseases. Dr. Pontone is the director of the Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic, which focuses on diagnosing and treating the neuropsychiatric aspects of Parkinson’s and related disorders. His research focuses on the interaction between neuropsychiatric symptoms such as cognitive impairment, anxiety and depression, and motor impairment in Parkinson’s.
Alexander Pantelyat is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the director of the Johns Hopkins Atypical Parkinsonism Center, the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Fellowship Program, and the co-founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. His research is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of atypical parkinsonian disorders, such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome/degeneration and multiple system atrophy; cognitive aspects of movement disorders; and music-based rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Pantelyat earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed his residency training in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is a 2013 American Academy of Neurology Palatucci Advocacy Leader and grant recipient, a 2014-15 American Academy of Neurology Emerging Leader, and a 2014 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Osler Attending Program inductee.
Melissa Tafoya is an activist and advocate for people with Parkinson’s to provide hope and improve quality of life. She is a pint-sized powerhouse with a mountain of creativity, experience, and purpose and has been training and coaching special populations for nearly a decade. Growing up she felt different; she was incredibly shy and terrified of the world. In elementary school, she found her voice on the playground and became known as the Mini Mike Tyson of tetherball. Melissa grew to be a voice for others who were too shy or misunderstood. Little did she know it would define her destiny to start Rock Steady Boxing Sacramento, while allowed her to put her love of hitting things and defending others together. This worldwide affiliate program is evidenced-based, non-contact boxing designed to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s. She recently founded her very own center of hope, Hope In Your Corner, a safe space designed specifically for her fight family and private clients to thrive as well as for support groups to meet. In addition, she currently serves on the Latino outreach committee through Parkinson’s Association of Northern California (PANC).
Want to learn even more about mental health and wellness?
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The Davis Phinney Foundation Podcast, features episodes relating to mental wellness such as “Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance,” “Living Well with Chronic Pain and Illness,” and “Emotional and Psychological Care”. Find all our episodes on our Podcast Page or on any Podcast Hosting App such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher.
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THE VICTORY SUMMIT® VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES
Our final event in the 2021 The Victory Summit Virtual Event series will be held Saturday, November 13, and shines a spotlight on the Parkinson’s care partner experience. Learn from and interact with Parkinson’s care partner experts, Parkinson’s care partners, and mental wellness professionals who will help you become the care partner your person with Parkinson’s needs without burning out, losing yourself, and losing the joy of life. By the end of the event, you will have a whole new community of support at your fingertips and a toolbox of practices that will help you thrive as a Parkinson’s care partner. Learn more and register for the event here.