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Ask the Expert: PD Brain Health and Coping through Improv
On January 25, Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) will host a panel discussion with Dr. Jonathan Squires (movement disorder specialist), Dan Dumsha (Tightrope Theatre’s Director of Improv for Work and Wellness), and Peter Jarvis (Tightrope Theatre's Improv for PD faculty and Parkinson’s performance troupe member), that aims to broaden our understanding of the important role improvisation (improv) can play in managing Parkinson’s.

The discussion will include an explanation about improv, how it can benefit those with Parkinson’s, and what to expect from engagement in an improv program. The evidence for improvisation for brain health and the potential for helping those living with PD will be covered as Dr. Squires shares his medical insight on the various benefits and specifically, how learned improvisation skills could translate into coping skills to manage the often unpredictable day-to-day experiences of living with Parkinson's.

Dan Dumsha will highlight the history of Tightrope Theatre’s improv program and plans, and Peter Jarvis will speak about his experience participating in an improv program as a person living with Parkinson’s.

A 10-minute Q and A will follow the panel discussion.

We welcome all individuals with Parkinson’s to this webinar, as well as their spouses and/or carepartners/caregivers, as they may benefit from learning more about different approaches to coping with the disease.

**Important: If you will be watching this presentation with a partner or group, only one registration is required. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent in an email following your registration, and in a reminder approximately 24 hours before the webinar's start time.**

Jan 25, 2023 09:00 AM in Vancouver

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