Parkinson's Disease: Mechanisms, Movement and Mime
This educational event is hosted by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Movement Disorders Center. It is meant for people with Parkinson's, their caregivers and the community.
The following topics will be addressed during the program:
The Biology of Parkinson’s Disease and Its Treatments
■ Basic processes behind the degeneration of brain cells
■ The mechanisms of action of effective drugs and potential future treatments
Increasing Engagement and Improving Results in Parkinson’s Physical Rehabilitation: Dance and Hippotherapy as Rehabilitation Tools
■ Gain knowledge of the latest research in the benefits of the rhythmic nature of dance and horseback riding for improved coordination, balance and ease of movement in PD
■ Observe techniques in both areas (video)
■ Practice simple movement patterns to music to experience the benefits of dance for PD
Mime Over Matter! PD tricks from the world of mime and circus
■ Explore basic mime techniques—visualization, articulation of gesture, creative use of imagery and space—as a method for coping with PD movement limitations in daily activity.
■ Circus games are a delightful way to practice: we use props to play with manual dexterity (juggling), coordination, postural awareness, and development of reflexes.
8:30 am Registration Table Opens
Visit our Exhibit Tables and enjoy the continental breakfast!
9:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Diane Sherman, PhD
Coordinator of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
9:45 am The Biology of Parkinson’s Disease and Its Treatments
Paola Sacchetti, PhD
Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Hartford
Assistant Professor in Biology, University of Hartford
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Increasing Engagement and Improving Results in Parkinson’s Physical Rehabilitation: Dance and Hippotherapy as Rehabilitation Tools
Kate Gamble, BFA, MSPT
Founder and Director, Open Door Integrative Wellness Consultant, High Horses Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Dance for PD
12:00 pm Lunch and visit with our Exhibitors
1:15 pm Mime Over Matter! PD tricks from the world of mime and circus
Rob Mermin Founder, Circus Smirkus
Clown and Mime
2:15 pm Closing Remarks, Adjourn
The registration deadline is May 23, 2018. Please note that space is limited and registration may fill before May 23. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in your registration.
To enroll, please print this registration form, complete it and mail with a check made payable to "Hitchcock Foundation" for $20 per person to: Diane Sherman Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center One Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756
Scholarships are available.
Contact the Movement Disorders Center at DHMC: (603) 653-6672 Diane.L.Sherman@hitchcock.org