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Ask the expert

Jan. 20, 2021

Ask the Experts gives you access to health professionals who specialise in Parkinson's. Hear from experts on a variety of topics relating to symptoms, treatments and breakthroughs associated with Parkinson's Disease.

Attendence is FREE and will be online via Zoom. Register below. For all of our other events click here

Each webinar will be facilitated by Parkinson’s Victoria and a specialist health professional.

  • Tuesday 17 August – It’s never too hard: Advanced Parkinson’s 6.00pm. Register now>  
  • Tuesday 31 August – Safeguarding your decisions: Advanced care directives, with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers 6.00pm. Register now> 
  • Tuesday 14 September – Demystifying palliative care with Dr Jim Howe 6.00pm Register now>

Talking About Difficult Issues - a three-part series

These three special Ask the Expert sessions will help you understand the symptoms, challenges and ways of managing when you’ve had Parkinson’s for some time.

We will provide you with an insight to palliative care and how a palliative approach can support you and your family.

Complementing this, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will provide information on how to develop an advance care plan to give you and your family the peace of mind that your wishes are known and respected.

1. It’s never too hard: Advanced Parkinson’s

Tuesday 17 August
6.00pm

This session is designed to help people who have been living with Parkinson’s for an extended period. Over one hour, we will discuss challenges and how to manage symptoms as they progress.

2. Safeguarding your decisions: Advanced care directives

Tuesday 31 August
6.00pm

Join Lauren Evans-McKendry from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers as we learn more about developing an advance care plan. This plan will help to give you and your family the peace of mind that your wishes are known and respected.

 

 Laura Evans-McKendry is a highly experienced Senior Associate who specialises in all aspects of Wills and Estate Planning, including drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorneys, and challenging a Will.

She is based in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office, and provides legal services and representation to clients throughout Victoria.

 

3. Demystifying palliative care

Monday 13 September
6.00pm

Join Dr Jim Howe in this one hour session designed to provide an insight to palliative care and how a palliative approach can support you and your family.

 

Dr Jim Howe works as a consultant neurologist in the Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease Service based at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Hospital in Caulfield, Victoria.

He has a keen interest in the particular complexities associated with end of life symptom management and decision making in the context of neurological conditions.

 

 

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