Parkinson Canada Webinar

Shedding Light on Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday,  March 10, 2021 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT (1 hour duration)

Changes in thinking associated with Parkinson’s disease can often be a confusing and difficult subject to discuss. Cognitive impairments affect many people with PD. 


In this time of uncertainty, many are experiencing increased challenges in their daily journey of living well with PD.   Social and physical isolation, changes in daily routines, and disruptions in medical appointments and services have led to an increase in stress for many.  Care Partners have shared their own struggles and increased stress levels in caring for their partners.  Many have asked, “How can I best support my Partner?


Dr. Clarkson will walk us through some of these cognitive changes to gain a better understanding of what is at play.  She will also provide some guidance on how to get diagnosed, as well as how to start planning for the next steps.   As we continue to raise the voices of those affected by Parkinson’s disease, we will have the opportunity to hear from a Care Partner, along with a Care Partner Support Group Facilitator, who will share a little of her own journey, navigating the challenges of cognitive impairments in her relationship with her partner.

Dr. Clarkson

Dr. Clarkson completed her training in Internal and Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University. She has been working as a geriatrician in New Brunswick since 2014. As a physician who specializes in the care of seniors, she supports people living with Parkinson’s and related illnesses at home and in the community. Much of her clinical work is in the care of people with cognitive impairment and dementia.   She lives in Fredericton with her husband and their two young children.


This webinar will be conducted in English only.

If you have any questions please call Cary Norquay 1-800-565-3000 ext 3459, or email at: cary.norquay@parkinson.ca