Paradigm Health’s Julie Lowe participated as a discussion panelist at Indiana Parkinson Foundation’s educational program titled Handling Off Episodes with Apokyn on February 26, 2024. The program was conducted by Dr. Tara Kimbason of Fort Wayne’s Parkview Neurosciences.  

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“The program was dedicated to helping patients, families and the general public understand the trajectory of Parkinson’s disease and how they can get the most out of their life after diagnosis,” shares Lowe. “Dr. Kimbason also shared upcoming Parkinson’s treatments based on new research in the field.” 

Beyond the treatment and research discussion, was information shared by a pharmaceutical company, a movement session featuring iCLIMB and a question-and-answer session which Lowe participated in sharing how palliative care can support the patient’s Parkinson’s journey.  

iCLIMB is a new Indiana Parkinson Foundation subscription service that brings focused programming into the homes of those living with Parkinson’s disease. The classes available include: Strength and balance, yoga, dance, stretching, speech and more. A talented team of instructors lead you through your favorite class every day, with new content added continually.  

“The end results of iCLIMB are similar to the highly participated in Rock Steady programming but is a bit more gentle,” shares Lowe. “iCLIMB is adaptable and can be done wherever a person calls home, in a chair, out of a chair and can be used as a gentle exercise by anyone.” 

Lowe’s portion of the panel discussion focused on the benefits of Paradigm Health’s community-based approach to palliative care and how it can help with the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s.  

“Understanding what a patients next step is after a Parkinson’s diagnosis before you get there is crucial,” Lowe shares. “Knowing what the options are to help improve quality of life for Parkinson’s patients and to keep them moving is something palliative care support can use to help navigate the disease.” 

The Indiana Parkinson Foundation’s mission is to come alongside those with Parkinson’s disease and their families and provide valuable programs and services to improve their lives physically, mentally and spiritually. The next event will be held March 14 at Prime Life in Carmel, Indiana. Check back at https://www.indianaparkinson.org/upcoming-events/ for other 2024 events sponsored by the Indiana Parkinson Foundation.  

For more information on palliative care through Paradigm Health give us a call at 317-735-6001 or visit our Palliative Care page.