Education Program Series

Parkinson’s Nebraska has partnered PDWELL: A Parkinson’s Therapy, Wellness, and Resource Center to provide the monthly Education Program Series! We believes that education allows people with Parkinson’s and their families to be their own advocates & are committed to making educational opportunities available across the state. 

January Program

This month, we are partnering with AbbVie to bring you an Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease. We will be joined by Dr. Jaclyn Homola, a Medical Science Liaison with AbbVie for an Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease.

An Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease
featuring Dr. Jaclyn Homola, PHARM D, BCPS

Date:  Wednesday, January 27th
Time:  2:00 pm CST

This is a great educational opportunity for anyone with Parkinson’s disease, from the newly diagnosed to those living with PD for many years. The presentation will provide a general overview of the Parkinson’s disease state, including the development of motor and non-motor (gastrointestinal, sleep and other) symptoms, and treatment options throughout the progression of PD.

Join us on Zoom Wednesday, January 27th at 2:00 pm at the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86426748492
Meeting ID: 864 2674 8492


Past Educational Programs

All of our educational programs are recorded for viewers to access at any time. See past presentations below:

April- Innovations in Deep Brain Stimulation with Dr. Bhatti

We partnered with Abbott Labs and Dr. Danish Bhatti from the Center for Movement Disorders at Nebraska Medicine to bring the community information and a discussion about Innovations in Deep Brain Stimulation.

Dr. Bhatti is a movement disorder neurologist and the Assistant Professor of the Department of Neurological Sciences and Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

May- The Financial Impact of Covid-19 with Alan Hauschild

The coronoavirus pandemic has created a great deal of change during the last two months. Alan Hauschild, CFP, CLTC, shares information on the legislation changes (CARES Act) and financial impact for the 2019 and 2020 tax years, particularly as it relates to long-term care planning for people with Parkinson’s.

June- Parkinson’s Disease: More than Motor Symptoms

Dr. Sachin Kapur joined the group to share information about some of the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease – hallucinations and delusions. Around 50% of people with PD experience hallucinations or delusions over the course of the disease.

We were not able to record this presentation. However, there are paper handouts of the presentation available. Please email Amber at amber@parkinsonsnebraska.org with your mailing address to be sent a copy. We also plan to host this presentation again during our monthly support group – stay tuned!

July- Doctor I’m Dizzy! Is This My Parkinson’s? Understanding Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

Dr. Frausto joined us to share general information on neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH), including causes, symptoms, the burden of living with nOH, and the diagnosis and management of nOH. 

We were not able to record this presentation. However, we would be happy to connect you with Dr. Frausto for more information. Please email Amber at amber@parkinsonsnebraska.org for more information. 

August- No Education Series program in August

September- Preparing for a Hospital Visit During Covid-19

The limit of hospital visitors and other changes impacts a caregiver’s ability to be the advocate and what it takes to prepare for a hospital stay. Cheri Prince, DPT from PDWELL joined us to discuss the Parkinson’s Foundation Aware in Care hospital kit, particularly hospital preparedness during Covid-19. 

October- Your Journey with Parkinson’s with Dr. Ana Delgado

We were not able to record October’s educational program. For more information about this topic, please contact Amber at 402-715-4707 or amber@parkinsonsnebraska.org. 

November- Resilience and Heart Rate Variability

This program explores ways to decrease anxiety, improve coping skills, and focus on gratitude as we approach the holiday season!


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