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Webinars from other organisations

This list contains information about webinars offered by other organisations which may be of interest to you. While we make every effort to only include suitable webinars, you must make your own decision about viewing the webinars. Being included in this list DOES NOT guarantee that the webinars are suitable for you or that the content is validated and we are not liable for any advice given or treatment received, or for any loss or damage incurred because of viewing these webinars.

Managing stress with Parkinson's

7 March 2023



Dr. Rick Helmich

Organised by

No Silver Bullet

Dr. Rick Helmich was recommended to us by Prof Bas Bloem, who considers Rick to be the leading authority in this field. Rick will be discussing stress (both acute and chronic) and the effect that this has on people with Parkinson's disease.

Rick's passion is to understand the cerebral mechanisms that lead to neurological diseases and use these insights to develop new therapies for patients with movement disorders. Rick works as a neurologist and associate professor specialising in Parkinson’s disease and tremor disorders at the Radboud University Medical Centre (with Prof Bas Bloem) and at the Donders Institute, both in the Netherlands.

Rick is very much inspired by clinical observations in patients and uses neuroimaging and neurophysiology to understand the underlying mechanisms. He is particularly intrigued by the profound effects of psychological stress on many neurological movement disorders, by the way patients can compensate for brain dysfunction, and by the different ways in which tremor can manifest itself.

Exercise and Motivation

8 March 2023




Organised by

Cure Parkinson’s

This webinar will focus on exercise and motivation with an expert line-up of panelists including: Dr Kristi LaMonica who leads the wellness group for PD Avengers; inspirational Aberdeen-based Parkinson’s physiotherapist Julie Jones; Professor Daniel Corcos, Northwestern University, Chicago, US, lead investigator of the SPARX study into exercise; and Dr Sirwan Darweesh, Radboud University, The Netherlands, who has been working with Professor Bas Bloem to understand how exercise could slow disease progression.

Incurable Optimist

14 April 2023



Paul Mayhew-Archer

Organised by

Parkinson's South West Walking Football

When comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer was told he had Parkinson’s he refused to take the condition too seriously. Instead he started doing jokes about it, with appearances at the Royal Albert Hall and the Comedy Store. Best known as the co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley, Mrs Brown's Boys and Roald Dahl's Esio Trot amongst many others. In 2015 Paul made an award-winning documentary about Parkinson’s called Parkinson’s – The Funny Side.
Incurable Optimist is an inspiring show about the therapeutic power of comedy and laughter from a man who is not contagious, but is well worth catching! Paul talks about his 40 year comedy career and the funny side of Parkinson's.
His show "Incurable Optimist" (which was very close to being named Vicar of Dribbly, thanks to one of the many Parkinson's symptoms), was a huge success at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has also gone on to sell out at other branches for Parkinson's UK.
This is probably the best and only chance you have of seeing Paul perform in our area, so, please don't miss the opportunity to see this highly talented and infectiously hilarious man on your doorstep. Sandy Park is an award winning venue and we are delighted to host at the home of Exeter Chief's!.
'Paul isn’t just one of the country’s funniest writers. It turns out he’s also a brilliant performer.' Josh Widdicombe.
'So funny… and true in the way only comedy can express.' Rory Bremner
Paul does not take a fee for his show and all profits will be going to Parkinson's UK and Parkinson's South West Walking Football.
There will be a raffle on the night (please bring cash) with superb prizes. Parking and wheelchair access is available on-site.
Doors and bar open 7 for 7.30 pm start.
Show finishes at 9.35 pm
Early bird tickets £16 (limited availability) + booking fee
Standard tickets £17.50 + booking fee
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