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Getting Real - Caregiver Conference Now Going Virtual!


In an effort to make this valuable program more accessible to everyone in Alabama, we are moving to a Livestream via Zoom. The Parkinson's Association of Alabama and PMD Alliance are partnering to offer this program that is designed to be intimate and build connections with your regional community. This event is open exclusively to care partners for the entire state of Alabama.


Join us on Tuesday, August 30th from 3pm - 5pm over Zoom. Register below to receive the important materials for your review, as well as the zoom link to join the conference.


This FREE, virtual workshop is your chance to learn more and ask your most pressing questions from a leading expert in the movement disorders community. As an adult child or care partner of someone with a movement disorder, you may feel overwhelmed or uncertain of how to plan for what's ahead. We've got practical advice and resources to best support you in your unique needs and concerns.


Join us for an intimate and empowering workshop designed just for you - care partners and adult children of loved ones with movement disorders. You'll get the chance to ask your most pressing questions of a movement disorder expert who genuinely cares about meeting your unique needs.


Ready to share her knowledge and get real with you is Amy Amara, MD, PhD, a physician scientist at the University of Alabama, Department of Neurology. She has a fellowship training in both Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine, with a particular interest in sleep dysfunction and non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). She is the co-director of the UAB Sleep and Circadian Research Core. Her main research focus includes investigation of non-pharmacological interventions, such as exercise to improve sleep, cognition, and motor symptoms in PD.


New to Zoom? What a great time to jump in and try something new! Watch this quick tutorial for a video demo on how to join a meeting.


This workshop is a safe place for care partners and adult children to openly share their questions and concerns about caring for a family member with a movement disorder. To create that honest and open space, we ask that only family members attend, not those living with PD themselves.


We hope you can join us!