Gastrointestinal complaints are common in PD and may start years before the onset of tremor, slowness, rigidity and gait disorders. Dr. Kathleen Shannon will discuss evidence that critical gastrointestinal functions are impaired in PD, and that these abnormalities may be clues to the onset or progression of the disease. Dr. Shannon is a Movement Disorders neurologist and Chair of the Dept. of Neurology at UW-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. Her research interests include clinical trials of promising new therapies & GI abnormalities in PD.
Dr. Heather Niemeier earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed her postdoctoral work at Brown University. Her research focuses on the prevention and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. Her most recent work applies acceptance-based treatment approaches to behavioral weight loss. She will discuss evidence-based approaches to improving long-term weight loss maintenance.
Advance care planning involves making deeply personal decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. The sometimes-difficult process involves evaluating beliefs and values, confronting your own mortality and exploring care options at the end of life. However, by completing advance directives, you maintain control of your health care, identify what you want and who should speak for you, and bring peace of mind, to yourself, your loved ones and your caregivers. This training will give you ideas for how to present advance directives, steps in completing advance directives, advice on selecting a health care agent, and other important considerations.
Brianna O’Neil, an Exercise Physiologist from Stoughton Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation, will be presenting on how you can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease. Did you know that 80% of chronic illnesses – including heart disease – are the direct result of unhealthy lifestyle choices? Taking control of your heart health before a heart event occurs is the smart thing to do! Join us to learn what your risks are and what you can do to stay as healthy as possible.
With Summer in swing, these are some great salad, snack and cool dessert ideas that you can prepare ahead of time and keep for the week! Chef Richard from Chefs for Seniors will guide you through making your own Salad in a Jar and give a Q&A full of good nutrition tips and the services Chefs for Seniors provides. The meal tips and recipes provided are great for preparing for an individual and no cooking is required! Cost is $4.00. Sign up by July 18.
So often we have to muster up the courage to boldly go after our goals. Learn tips and tools to make it easier to show up with courage and authenticity. Enjoy a workshop enhancing a vibrant way to increase your focus and energy. Steven Covey said “Live out of your imagination, not your history!” Let me teach you how! Sign up for this class at 873-8585.
Dacy Reimer, PA from Lakeshore Neuroscience will share information on Inbrija. Inbrija is a new inhaler therapy for off periods for people taking Carbidopa/Levodopa to treat Parkinson’s disease. Light snacks, coffee and tea will be served. Literature on the talk is available at the Senior Center prior to the meeting.
Kick the habit of negative thinking. How to show up with a can-do attitude? Step one is noticing what negative soundtracks play in the background of the mind. All humans have a cast of cautionary characters to advise us to play it safe, don’t put yourself out there, to hold back and avoid failure. Spend 45 minutes exploring this topic to discover your own gremlins that sabotage your energy and creativity. Kick the habit of following the downers to find a new path freed up from negativity. How? Notice your thoughts, name the negative players, and return to the present moment. Sign up by June 11th