Covid-19 & the Parkinson’s community

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, and the way we interact with one another. With in-person programs canceled worldwide, there are now more online Parkinson’s programs than ever.

Covid-19 & the Parkinson’s Community

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, and the way we interact with one another. With in-person programs canceled worldwide, there are now more online Parkinson’s programs than ever.

Resources

We’ve created this page to help families living with Parkinson’s navigate the information and resources available to the community during this time. We welcome your input and feedback. Please reach out to us if there is anything you think we should add to this page.

**A helpful tip: many online events take place via the online meeting platform Zoom. If you are new to Zoom, you may find this video helpful**



General COVID-19 information

COVID-19 and Parkinson’s disease (Videos)

Hospitalization and Parkinson’s with Dr. Michael S. Okun (April 8, 2020)

Parkinson’s and COVID-19 Q&A, with Dr. Rebecca Gilbert (March 23, 2020)

Covid19 and Parkinson’s Disease – What do I need to know?, with Dr. Soania Mathur (March 22, 2020)

Information on Coronavirus for the Parkinson’s Community, webinar from the Michael J. Fox Foundation (March 19, 2020)

Web pages / Downloads

Answering Your Questions about Parkinson’s disease and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), with Dr. Rebecca Gilbert (March 26, 2020)

Hospitalization and Coronavirus Preparedness, fact Sheet form the Parkinson’s Foundation

Maintaining Mental Health During COVID-19, tips from the American Parkinson Disease Association

COVID-19 & the Parkinson’s community

All of PCLA’s support groups are now available online as virtual groups (via Zoom)

We offer general meetings as well as a YOPD group, and we have at least one meeting per week. View our current schedule here (please note: all times are PT)

PCLA also has a private, moderated Facebook group for connection and discussion. You can request to join here

Online exercise resources for Parkinson’s

Included below are FREE options for online exercise for PD. There may be other options that have an associated cost. If you don’t know what you are looking for here, please let us know and we will help.

PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery free exercise videos

The Brian Grant Foundation’s PD exercise videos include warm-ups, Tai Chi, boxing, yoga and Pilates, a 60-minute boot camp video, and more.

PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery free exercise videos

Re+Active Physical Therapy’s Youtube channel includes exercise classes and tips as well as informational videos about PD, dystonia, and more

PCLA President Patrick LoSasso’s Exercise for Parkinson’s videos covers topics such as improving function, strength, and flexibility, and cardiovascular exercise.

Dance

Included below are FREE options for online exercise for PD. There may be other options that have an associated cost. If you don’t know what you are looking for here, please let us know and we will help.

Dancing Through Parkinson’s online classes, from Invertigo Theatre

Dance for PD at home, from the Mark Morris Dance Group

“Dance With Amy” Zoom meetup, from Davis Phinney Ambassador Amy Carlson, 8:30 am PT every day

Dancing for Parkinson’s classes from Lineage Performing Arts Center

Yoga

Yoga for PD classes from the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

Voice therapy and singing for PD online

Included below are FREE options for online exercise for PD. There may be other options that have an associated cost. If you don’t know what you are looking for here, please let us know and we will help.

Music Mends Minds’s online music group; singing and vocal exercises led by a music therapist

Parkinson’s Voice Project’s video voice practice sessions

Singing for Parkinson’s class from Lineage Performing Arts Center

Parkinson’s education online: webinars, podcasts, videos

A webinar (or web conference) is a live, virtual event that takes place online. Webinars are typically educational or instructional in nature, include both audio and visual presentations, and sometimes offer interaction (such as Q&A sessions)

Dancing Through Parkinson’s online classes, from Invertigo Theatre

Dance for PD at home, from the Mark Morris Dance Group

“Dance With Amy” Zoom meetup, from Davis Phinney Ambassador Amy Carlson, 8:30 am PT every day

Dancing for Parkinson’s classes from Lineage Performing Arts Center

Podcasts

A podcast is an audio program, similar to a radio show, which you can listen to on demand on your smartphone or computer.

Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Parkinson’s podcasts

YouTube Channels to Follow

YouTube is an online video sharing platform that can be accessed via computer, smart phone, or tablet. Several Parkinson’s organizations and service providers have YouTube “channels” you can visit that offer videos on a variety of PD topics.

Brian Grant Foundation exercise videos

The Davis Phinney Foundation Channel

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

SMARTXPD Parkinson’s exercises with Patrick LoSasso

Parkinson’s Community LA