Free Parkinson’s Solutions Summit to be held online, Nov. 14-20

Event will offer information, education for Parkinson's disease patients, families

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The Parkinson’s Solutions Summit, to be presented online from Nov. 14-20, will provide tips and practical actions to help Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers better cope with the progressive neurodegenerative disorder.

The free event will be presented by DrTalks, a platform that aims to empower people through education and information and provide participants with a “beacon of hope.” Registration is required.

Hosted by neurologist and Parkinson’s expert Kenneth Sharlin, MD, and functional medicine expert Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD, the summit “will teach you about the root causes of Parkinson’s Disease and practical treatments,” according to a DrTalks press release.

“With more than 40 expert talks, this summit will provide you with essential information and actions you can take to improve quality of life. You will learn insights and tools to use as well as receive dozens of resources to understand how to treat Parkinson’s. What is more is that it will help you become part of a community that will support you in your health journey,” the release states.

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Goal of summit is to help those with Parkinson’s live a full life

The summit targets patients, their families, and physicians as well as anyone interested in discovering more about Parkinson’s. It aims to help those with the condition, estimated to affect nearly 1 million people in the U.S. and more than 6 million individuals globally, learn how to live a full life.

“Together, we can break down barriers and provide the essentials needed to improve your or a loved one’s life with Parkinson’s,” the press release states.

About 30 speakers are lined up, including scientists, physicians, at least one registered nurse, and more. For her part of the conference, Scheinbaum will speak about “How Health Coaching Benefits You,” which will cover the importance of having such a coach and how to live well with Parkinson’s.

Other presentations will cover how nutrition influences brain health, building stress resilience with the HeartMath method — an innovative approach to improving emotional well-being — and the future of mesenchymal stem cells in Parkinson’s treatment.

Additional topics will include Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the healing power of sharing one’s personal story, the benefits of therapeutic plasma exchange, the best exercises for Parkinson’s patients, regeneration using electro-magnetic field stimulation, and strategies to counter Parkinson’s-related sleep disturbances.

Speakers also will explore actionable strategies for reconstructing neural pathways, cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Parkinson’s, mindful meditation for stress reduction, Parkinson’s causes and progression, the influence of genes on health, bioidentical hormones, eyes and neurodegenerative disorders, the connection between Parkinson’s and concussions, a new diagnostic tool using skin biopsies called Syn-One, understanding the brain-heart link in health, and the principles of universal design. More topics will be announced at a future date.