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LBDA Events

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LBDA Webinar: The Primary Care Physician’s Perspective - Could This Be LBD?

Start Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 2:00pm

End Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 3:00pm

Location: WebEx

Join LBDA for a free, 1-hour webinar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 2:00 PM ET featuring Charles Driscoll, MD, FAAFP.   Dr. Driscoll is an emeritus clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Virginia and a clinical associate professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  He is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics with special interest in dementia and frailty in the elderly.

Together with his wife Jean Driscoll, MS, he founded and facilitated an LBD support group in Virginia for three years, after both served as caregivers for close family members with LBD. 

Dr. Driscoll will be covering the following topics:

®  The challenges of establishing a diagnosis

®  Symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

®  How to help your physician make a diagnosis

®  Recognizing an emergency

®  What to expect from your primary care physician

Register today, as space is limited to the first 500 registrants. 

JME Insights Webinar: Tips and Tricks from a Therapist

Start Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

End Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location: Online Webinar

      Free Webinar

Tips and Tricks from a Therapist

by guest presenter Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Monday, August 4, 2014

For family and professional caregivers       

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a CD by Janet Edmunson, M.Ed.

7:00-7:30 pm (Eastern)

6:00-6:30 pm (Central)

5:00-5:30 pm (Mountain)

4:00-4:30 pm (Pacific)


Webinar Description: Join Heather as she discusses when and how to find the right PT, how to handle Medicare, and what she recommends in adaptive equipment and how to help your partner.

About Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS: Heather is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and founding therapist at the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center (Good Shepherd/Penn Partners) at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Heather received her Bachelor’s in

Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA and her Master’s in Gerontology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She has been a physical therapist since 1994, with the majority of those years dedicated to working with patients with movement disorders.

Heather authored a chapter on rehabilitation strategies for the 2nd edition of What If It's Not Alzheimer's?: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia - With Vital Information on Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD). She teaches about rehabilitation and movement disorders to physical therapy students at several Philadelphia area universities. Heather also frequently lectures at support groups, patient and care-partner conferences, and continuing education courses for therapists such as those sponsored by the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, the Parkinson Disease Foundation, and CurePSP.

Heather is a Board member of CurePSP—the Foundation for PSP/CBD and Related Brain Diseases—as well as the Chair of their Medical Professional Advisory Committee and member of their Board Leadership Committee. Heather has lectured at numerous local and national PSP symposiums and helped to launch the Comprehensive Outpatient Atypical Parkinsonism Evaluation (COPE) Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania’s Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Center.

Click HERE To Register.

NYU Lewy Body Dementia Research Program's First Annual Lewy Body Dementia Symposium

Start Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:30pm

End Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, Smilow Seminar Room

Address: Smilow Research Building, 522 First Avenue New York, NY 10016

The New York University Lewy Body Dementia Research Program presents its first annual Lewy body dementia symposium on October 21, 2014, from 1:30-4:30 pm at NYU Langone Medical Center, Smilow seminar room. The lecture event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception from 4:30-6:30 pm. The tentative schedule is as follows:

1:30-1:45 pm             Introduction

1:45-2:00 pm             LBD patient to speak about his experience with the disease

2:00-2:20 pm             Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Lewy Body Dementia
                                     James E. Galvin, MD, MPH
                                     Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Population Health
                                     Director: NYU Lewy Body Dementia Research Program
                                     New York University School of Medicine

2:25-2:45 pm             Approaches to collaborative care and caregiving in Lewy Body Dementia
                                     Yael Zweig, MSN, GNP, ANP
                                     Nurse Practitioner, Pearl I Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment
                                     New York University School of Medicine

2:50-3:10 pm             Mind, Mood, and Memory in Parkinson's disease
                                     Jori Fleisher, MD
                                     Assistant Professor of Neurology
                                     Division of Movement Disorders
                                     New York University School of Medicine

3:15-3:45 pm            Keynote: REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and Cognitive Fluctuations in
                                    Lewy Body Dementia

                                    Tanis Ferman, PhD
                                    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
                                    Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville

3:45- 4:30 pm            Panel discussion and Q&A

4:30- 6:00 pm            Wine and cheese reception

Please RSVP to Yael Zweig at Yael.Zweig@nyumc.org.