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Clinical Trial

Expanding our IDEAS for Mental Wellbeing in Parkinson’s disease: Interactive Demonstrations, Education, Activities, and Support

IRB Protocol Number STU00215790


Douglas Merkitch


This program, directed by Dr. Jennifer G. Goldman and supported by a Parkinson’s Foundation 2021 Community Grant, will focus on ways for you to increase your knowledge about mental health topics in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and to develop proactive strategies to enhance your mental well-being.

The program will consist of 4 virtual sessions where we will explore several topics related to mental health and share tools, tips, and resources in an interactive and engaging format. See below for a list of dates, topics, and session leaders:




November 6, 2021

Music and Speech Therapy

December 4, 2021


January 8, 2022


February 5, 2022

Physical Exercise, Fitness and Activity

*Sessions will also be recorded and available to watch on-demand for registered participants.

This program aims to:

  • Increase awareness of and knowledge about mental health issues in PD.
  • Provide education and resources to develop personal strategies for being proactive about mental health and to address issues, if present.

Improve the quality of life and self-efficacy, decrease caregiver burden, and empower both people with PD and their care partners regarding mental health topics.

This program also includes an optional research part that will involve filling out online surveys, including PD-related and caregiver-related scales measuring quality of life.

Follow this link to register:

Who Can Participate

You may be eligible to participate if you:

- Are a person with PD

- Are a care partner of someone in PD

There will be separate tracks for people with PD who are newly diagnosed and those who have PD for longer durations – and for both tracks, care partners and welcome too!

In order to participate you must:

- Live in the US or US Territories

- Have access to a computer, smart phone, iPad or similar device with internet connectivity


No monetary compensation provided. 

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