Dementia is not a single disease, but rather an overall term — like heart disease — that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions, including its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease. This series will take a deeper dive into various disorders “Under the Dementia Umbrella.” Join us for this four-program series taking place from February – August:
- February || Parkinson’s Disease and the relationship to Lewy Body Dementia
- April || Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD)
- June || Depression, Addiction and Dementia
- August || Vascular Dementia and Heart Health for Brain Health
Each webinar will offer expert speakers, guest panelists, and time for discussion. Webinars are open to the general public and individuals and families affected by dementia. Registration is required and a recording of each program will be made available to all registrants. Certificates of Attendance are available upon request.
Mind, Movement, Memory: UNDERstanding Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia
Presented by: Mark Pippinger, M.D., Behavioral Neurology | Novant Health Memory Care – Southpark
This program is offered in partnership with: the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina, Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, Novant Health Memory Care – Southpark, The Age Coach & Senior Care Authority
February 3, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Virtual)
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common cause of dementia and leads to a progressive decline in thinking, reasoning and independent function because of the presence of Lewy bodies, which are abnormal microscopic deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein that gradually destroy certain brain cells. Lewy bodies are also found in several other brain disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s disease dementia, and to a lesser degree in Alzheimer’s disease. Many people with Parkinson’s disease develop problems with thinking and reasoning, and many people with DLB experience movement symptoms, such as a stooped posture, rigid muscles, a shuffling walk, and trouble initiating movement. This overlap in symptoms and other evidence suggest that DLB, Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s disease dementia may be linked to the same underlying abnormalities in how the brain processes alpha-synuclein. Many people with both DLB and Parkinson’s disease also have deposits of beta-amyloid and tau proteins — hallmark brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
All registrants will receive the Zoom Webinar Link prior to the programs they register for, as well as, a link to the recording following the program.