You are invited…
Next PEP Meeting: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 1:30pm at Shaare Emeth Congregation (11645 Ladue Rd., St. Louis, MO)
Topic: Deep Brain Stimulation with a panel of experts including Drs. Pratap Chand (SLU), Terry Rolan (MU) and Mwiza Ushe (WUSM). Special Guest Appearance by Brent Peterson, former NHL ice hockey player and coach/director of operations for the Nashville Predators, who will share his personal story of his toughest faceoff and DBS experience. Discussion will include who is a candidate for this surgical treatment, is there a window of opportunity, what is involved in the surgery and what can I expect after the stimulators are turned on. Join us to learn about DBS and be inspired!
All the PEP talks below are available for purchase on the Educational Material page.
PEP Meeting – Dr. Joel Perlmutter: “Why I Am Optimistic and Hopeful – Looking Forward” -
Annual Parkinson Education and Research Update
November 17, 2013
PEP Meeting – Dr. Kevin Black: “Who Are You and What Have You Done With My Spouse/Caregiver?”
April 13, 2013
PEP Meeting – Dr. Joel S. Perlmutter: “Where We Are Now and Where Are We Going?
November 18, 2012
PEP Meeting – Dr. Bill Langston: “What’s New, What’s Now, What’s Next”, Susan Imke, RN, MS: “Family Caregiving: Choices & Challenges”, Pamela Quinn: “Coping Strategies for Specific Symptoms: Practical & Unusual Tips on How to Manage a Variety of PD Symptoms”
November 12, 2011
PEP Meeting – Cognitive and Other Neuropsychiatric Features in Lewy Body Disorders
April 30, 2011
PEP Meeting – Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New? by Dr. Joel Perlmutter
November 15, 2009
Dr. Joel Perlmutter, Medical Director of the St. Louis APDA will address the audience for his annual update on research and findings relative to PD and related diseases.
PEP Meeting – “Move It!” by Kevin Lockette, PT
August 23, 2009
Exercise in conjunction with medication is one of the best things you can do to counteract the negative physical effects of Parkinson’s disease. If you are newly diagnosed or have longstanding PD, Kevin’s suggestions will give you guidelines for how to move more effectively despite your PD and how to stave off further physical decline.
PEP Meeting – “Coping With PD” by Dr. Joseph Friedman
July 26, 2009
Dr. Joseph Friedman, author of Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior-Coping with Parkinson’s Disease, will join us for this special afternoon presentation on “Coping with PD.” Dr. Joseph Friedman is Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of NeuroHealth; Clinical Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University; and Adjunct Professor in the School of Pharmacy of the University of Rhode Island.
Non Motor Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease Including Cognitive Issues by Lawrence Elmer, MD
May 22, 2009
Dr. Elmer joined the faculty of the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 1998 where he holds the position of Associate Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the Center for Neurological Disorders. He is Chief of the Movement Disorder Division and is Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program within the Department of Neurology. He serves on multiple local and national Parkinson’s Disease advisory boards. Dr. Elmer’s research is primarily focused on emerging pharmacologic treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Delay the Disease: The Important Role Exercise Plays in Parkinson’s Disease by Dr. Lee Tempel, David Zid & Jackie Russell
July 13, 2008
Dr. Tempel starts the program by discussing the importance of exercise in delaying the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR and David Zid, Certified Fitness Instructor, discuss their recently published book, Delay the Disease. David then takes the audience through some warm ups, exercises, and cool downs.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) by Dr. Samer Tabbal
April 6, 2008
Dr. Tabbal discusses indications and contraindications for DBS patient selection, gives a description of DBS surgery, and discusses programming and outcomes. At the end there are questions and answers with Dr. Tabbal and Dr. Lee Tempel.
What’s Hot & What’s Not by Dr. Joel Perlmutter
November 11, 2007
Dr. Joel Perlmutter discusses basics of Parkinson’s disease including symptoms and manifestations such as resting tremor, akinesia, and bradykinesia and rigidity. He discusses speech and swallowing problems and autonomic problems associated with PD. He talks about average age of onset and different stages of the disease. He looks at Parkinson Disease versus parkinsonisms. He also highlights possible treatments to help slow the progression and help with the symptoms of Parkinson Disease and current research that is being done to find a cure.
Cognitive Aspects of Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders by Dr. Michelle Burack
July 8, 2007
Dr. Burack discusses cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson disease and related disorders. The spectrum of memory and thinking problems, ranging from mild forgetfulness to dementia (a progressive decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily activities) is addressed, with particular focus on the unique aspects of these symptoms in the setting of PD. Dr. Burack will review what is known about the causes of dementia in PD, including coexistent Alzheimer’s disease and diffuse Lewy body disease, as well as less common disorders such as corticobasal ganglionic degeneration, multiple systems atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and striatonigral degeneration. She also highlights symptoms associated with Parkinson disease that impact cognition, such as depression, apathy, and insomnia. Practical strategies for coping with the cognitive manifestations of PD are provided.