Living with Parkinson’s

Harvesting Happiness with guest Dr. Michael Okun

Host Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA is an Applied Positive Psychology and lifestyle management consultant specializing in the fields of addiction and trauma recovery, life-crises triage, integrated wellbeing and mindful living. Her mission-driven international practice supports others in cultivating a life filled with greater passion, purpose, place and meaning.

She provides her global audience of millions with uplifting purpose-driven media that educates and inspires others to harvest greater happiness in their lives even under life’s most challenging circumstances.  In the following podcast Lisa talks with Dr. Michael Okun about “Solving the Puzzle of Living with Parkinson’s”.

In this podcast you will learn about:

  • Helping Parkinson’s patients retain their independence
  • Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Staircase illusion to ease walking
  • Parkinson’s modifying drugs & biomarkers

Michael S. Okun, MD is Administrative Director and Co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration which is part of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, the McKnight Brain Institute, and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Okun has dedicated much of his career to the development of care centers for people suffering with movement disorders, but has also has enjoyed a prolific research career exploring non-motor basal ganglia brain features and he has participated in pioneering studies exploring the cognitive, behavioral, and mood effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS). More here.