The Update: February 2018

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What is Caregiver Burnout?

Consider your family roles and routines-who is responsible for the cooking, laundry, shopping, and finances? Who needs to drop the kids off at school? Or help care for other family members? How might this all change if your life was impacted by brain injury?

 

If you have not personally been affected by brain injury, you may know someone who is caring for a loved one who has had one. Penn Rehab occupational therapists Kjisten Robin MS, OTR/L, CBIS and Katherine Tuan MS, OTR/L, CBIS share ways to prevent caregiver burnout.

 

Click here to read their guest blog post on our blog, Next Chapter.

 

2018 Jean Feldmen Conference

Join the clinical team from the Dan Aaron Parkinson's Rehabilitation Center for the 14th Annual Jean Feldman Conference.

 

This annual event is organized by the therapy team from the Dan Aaron Parkinson's Rehabilitation Center for individuals living with Parkinson's disease and their care partners. This year's conference will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 9am - 2pm at the Aloft Mount Laurel in Mount Laurel, NJ. 

 

The day-long event brings the area's top Parkinson's rehabilitation specialists together for a series of informational talks. Our focus this year will be on how advancements in technology can help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Our keynote speakers will be Dr. Alice Chen-Plotkin, Associate Professor of Neurology, and Dr. Michelle Fullard, Neurologist - University of Pennsylvania. 

 

The cost for attendance is $25 a person, which benefits the Dan Aaron Parkinson's Rehabilitation Center Rehab Fund. To view the full agenda and to register online, click here.

 

 

2018 Mind Your Brain at Penn Medicine

On March 23, 2018 during Brain Injury Awareness Month, Penn Medicine will be hosting their 4th annual Mind Your Brain at Penn Medicine, a conference for brain injury survivors, families, caregivers, and interested parties to connect to resources and information that can help on the journey to recovery.  

 

This dynamic program will include presentations, interactive discussions and resource sharing by a variety of authorities. This includes Penn Medicine's experts on neuroscience and brain injury, former professional athletes, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and brain injury survivors. 

This program, free of cost, to brain injury survivors, families, and caregivers. To view the full agenda and to register online, click here to visit the event website.

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