Health & Wellness

Overlook To Host "Day of Hope" Event September 7

August 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center will host the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second annual “Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s Disease” on Saturday, September 7.  This event, which will take place from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the hospital's Bouras Auditorium, is for patients, care partners and community members to learn about new research and treatment options, as well as to come together and discuss new information and helpful resources.

Speakers include:
 
Jay L. Alberts, PhD. of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute will present, “It’s Not About the Bike, It’s About the Peddling: Exercise for Brain Health.” 
 
 
Michelle Papka, PhD. of the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Program at Overlook Medical Center will present, “Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease: The Old, the New and the Hope for the Future.”
 
The laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute is focused on understanding how the brain controls skilled movements and how changes in brain function affect movement performance.

 
“Our first step is to understand how diseases or conditions such as Parkinson's disease, stroke or concussion affect movement and thinking,” says Dr. Alberts.  “Once we identify the specific problems associated with these conditions, we then develop and test interventions or ways of monitoring that are aimed at improving movement and cognitive performance.  Our interventions range from deep brain stimulation (inserting an electrode in the brain) to exercise.”
 
Dr. Papka specializes in the assessment of age-related dementias and adult cognitive disorders.  Her private practice is located at The Atlantic Neuroscience Institute where she conducts multi-disciplinary assessments and provides treatment to patients in collaboration with other specialists.  Dr. Papka is a clinician and researcher with numerous publications, grant awards, and presentations of her work.  She has been conducting research for 20 years and has been in clinical practice for over 15 years.  She is an adjunct Assistant Research Professor in the Neuroscience Department of Rutgers University and previous Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
 
As part of the Day of Hope, sample classes and demonstrations of Overlook’s Wellness and Support programs will be provided, including dance, exercise and meditation, specifically designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. A variety of organizations and programs will provide exhibits with information on wellness, support and care resources.  A light breakfast will be provided, and there will be a special visit by Overlook's therapy dogs.  Parking in the West Garage is available at a discounted rate, and discounted valet service is available with a handicap plate/placard.  This event is free of charge, however seating is limited.  For more information, contact Caroline Panter at caroline.panter@atlantichealth.org.  Registration is available by calling 1-800-247-9580.

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