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Parkinson's Primer

From 12/06/17 9:30 am until 12/06/17 3:00 pm
Posted by PFWPA Admin
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Many people find themselves overwhelmed upon a diagnosis of Parkinson disease. Finding accurate, appropriate and pertinent information regarding the disease, its management, support services and resources often present a challenge for those newly diagnosed and their families. The purpose of the Parkinson Primer is to help those newly diagnosed with PD and their families to:

  • better cope with the traumatic news
  • understand the disease more fully
  • learn about therapeutic interventions
  • learn and begin implementing self-care strategies
  • introduce participants to regional resources

The Parkinson Primer is a small-group seminar course and discussion. The program targets newly diagnosed individuals, their families and anyone desiring a greater understanding of Parkinson disease in order to better manage the current and future symptoms that may arise.

The program is free and includes lunch. Space is limited because of the small group format and registration is required.

For additional information and to register, please call: 844-578-6773 or email dvonhofen@pfwpa.org.


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The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is the Pittsburgh region’s leading advocacy organization for Parkinson’s patients, their families and professional caregivers offering a variety of services related to Parkinson’s disease. Since 1995, the Parkinson’s community has relied on us for exercise, education and support programs as well as referrals to leading healthcare providers specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is fully funded through private donations.
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