Ask the Expert

InMotion’s Ask the Expert education series on movement disorders will help you learn more about your disease, state-of-the-art Parkinson’s disease research, and ongoing issues of concern.

Palliative Care and Parkinson’s Disease

Palliative care is an approach to caring for patients and families affected by serious illness, including Parkinson’s disease. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from suffering through management of medical symptoms, advanced care planning, and spiritual wellbeing. This talk will review the increasing role of palliative care in the comprehensive treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Adam Margolius, M.D. is a member of the Associate Staff in the Movement Disorders Section at the Center for Neurological Restoration, Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. In his clinical practice, Dr. Margolius sees a broad variety of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and other parkinsonisms and has a special interest in the intersection of movement disorders and palliative care, including patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Margolius received his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2015, conducted his residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2018 and his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2020. Dr. Margolius has been published in several journals and has been invited to give numerous talks about his work and research in movement disorders, especially Parkinson’s disease.

This presentation was recorded on September 28, 2023 via Zoom, as part of InMotion’s ongoing “Ask the Expert” educational series.

Why Dance for Parkinson’s?  Connect, Express, Expand!

InMotion’s dance coach Joan Meggitt shared the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s, from the joy of moving and connecting with others to the research that demonstrates dance is an effective intervention for PD. 

Joan Meggitt has taught dance/movement classes for people with Parkinson’s for over ten years, and is honored to have spent most of that time with InMotion.  She explores the many ways dance combines individual expression and collective experience, and how dance can cultivate authentic and meaningful connections. Joan believes that dance is for everyone and meets people where they are.  Joan particularly enjoys discovering the possibilities together.  She has been teaching, learning, making, performing, and researching dance for over thirty years.  Joan is the Director of Education & Community Outreach for GroundWorks DanceTheater, teaching and creating dance experiences for people ages 5 to 95 across northeast Ohio.

This presentation was recorded on August 24, 2023 via Zoom, as part of InMotion’s ongoing “Ask the Expert” educational series.