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On Being a Fearless Caregiver

This webinar addresses issues related to caregiver advocacy – partnering with the healthcare team and other family members – as well as self-care and managing the role of a caregiver. 

5/15/19 video
Occupational Therapy (2016 MDF Annual Conference)

Watch Occupational Therapy, a video from the 2016 MDF Annual Conference.

10/26/18 video
Living with DM2

Dr. Matt Disney and Dr. John Day provide an overview of the DM2 disease mechanism and describe how compounds can be designed as potential therapies for this disease.

4/16/18 video
Living Long, Living Well: A Current Approach to Palliative Care

On Monday, November 7, 2016, the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) hosted the webinar "Living Long, Living Well: A Current Approach to Palliative Care." During the webinar, Dr. Anne Broderick and Dr. Laurie Gutmann discussed case studies involving palliative care. Additionally, they discussed when to begin that type of care, as well as common misconceptions about palliative care.

11/2/18 video
Cardiac Issues Related to DM

Dr. William Groh, MD, of the Crannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University, explains how DM may impact your heart, and gives an overview of the cardiac electrical system, common symptoms associated with conduction problems, and preventative measures.

4/16/18 video
Beyond General Anesthesia: Opiates and Other Pain Meds

Dr. Jacinda Sampson, joined by Dr. Ian Bowler, presents on the complications experienced by people living with myotonic dystrophy when they are subjected to anesthesia and, as importantly, other pain medications that can create similar complications and risks. This is critically important information for every DM family member and attending clinician to know. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

5/15/19 video
Sleep Issues Associated with DM

Dr. Chad Ruoff of the Stanford Center for Sleep Science and Medicine discusses common sleep issues associated with myotonic dystrophy, and ways to manage these symptoms.

11/2/18 video
DM and Mental Health: Managing Anxiety, Depression and Other Symptoms

Dr. Melissa Dixon of the University of Utah discusses mental health challenges and symptoms sometimes experienced by people living with DM, and strategies for coping with everything from depression to anxiety and 'brain fog' From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

4/16/18 video
Gastrointestinal Health (2014 MDF Annual Conference)

Linda Nguyen, MD, of Stanford University, discusses GI health as it relates to myotonic dystrophy, and ways to combat these symptoms.

5/16/19 video
DM and Dental Care: the Neglected Health Risk

Darcy Trill, RDHAP, mobile dental hygenist who specializes in the treatment of people with disabilities and special needs in their homes, provides a compelling overview of the risks of ignoring dental health for DM patients, and strategies for achieving and maintaining oral health. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

4/16/18 video

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