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  • 01:31

    WTF - w/Kevin A. Phillips - Trick or Treating w/a TBI

    in Self Help


    For some, this is their first Halloween after sustaining a TBI. Some even may have been diagnosed with PTSD in conjuction with their Brain Injury. While Halloween has historically acquired tendencies of pranks and scare tactics, this can create some issues for those of us with Brain Injuries What are some 'tricks' you've learned to help you manage your TBI and what are some of the Treats you've discovered since having a Brain Injury? Join us on tonights LIVE Halloween Special on "WTF?" as we share some Tricks and Treats that both THRIVERS and CarePartners can put to immediate use to get more FUNction out of the day.

    Tune in this week to add another perspective to your daily repertoire.  If there is something in particular you would like to hear Kevin discuss, join us on Fridays and share in the chat room with the "Marvelous Maggie" (Kevin's 24/7 Partner and Professional Care Assistant)

  • 00:54

    Parkinson’s disease: A Global Perspective with Dr. Abdul Qayyum Rana

    in Health

    “Those who fight Parkinson's with knowledge always find solutions- Dr.Rana," Founder, World Parkinson’s Program

    The number of persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is expected to double worldwide by 2030, many persons living with Parkinson’s disease around the world cannot afford:

    Consultation with a neurologist or,
    Medications for their treatment,
    An electric tooth brush and other basic healthcare supplies,
    A walker, wheelchair or cane, to reduce fall risk, and
    Lack access to educational literature about Parkinson’s and hence are without necessary information about their disease.

    The World Parkinson’s Program  has a mission to respond to some of these basic needs, and its founder, Dr. Abdul Qayyum Rana is passionate about providing education and services globally.  Dr. Rana is a Canadian neurologist specializing in the field of Parkinson's disease and Movement disorders. He is currently the Director of Parkinson's Clinic of Eastern Toronto and Movement Disorders Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome, and he has published extensively in the field of Neurology. He is founder of World Parkinson's Program, a foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons with Parkinson’s and their carepartners by providing education and other supportive services, at a global level. http://www.pdprogram.org/

    Wherever you are in the world, I hope you will join us for an enlightening discussion.

    Listen, learn, and join the discussion. Call toll free: (888) 787-5265 or SKYPE

  • 01:58

    Toronto Dementia Research Alliance & A Dementia Film

    in Caregiving

    Barry Greenberg -Director of Strategy at Toronto Dementia Research Alliance,Director, Neuroscience Drug Discovery and Development at University Health Network, Toronto
    Barry Greenberg has been involved in Alzheimer’s disease research and drug discoverysince 1985.
    At UHN, he is currently co-directing the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance as Director of Strategy, a consortium involving academic research and the five memory clinics at hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto to create a citywide dementia research center.  He possesses a significant background in most aspects of the drug discovery process in neurological disease, with externally recognized expertise ranging from target identification and validation through preclinical and clinical development including issues of biomarker-based diagnosis and proof of concept. 
    Dr Greenberg has a strong international network in the Alzheimer field including industry, academia, government and the voluntary sector, plus previous involvement in multi-sector consortia.
    This promises to be a very interesting conversation. 
    Christopher Wynn will share with us the film he made documenting his journey with his Dad’s and his dementia called "Forgetful, Not Forgotten"as well as discussing the importance of capturing and sharing stories and how family dynamics and secondary caregivers come into play.  We will also find out about his upcoming project.
    Curran Lake Films  514-439-4748
    Please join us!  We would love to answer your questions.