Free workshop aimed at those caring for people with Parkinson’s disease

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RENO, Nev. — The Sanford Center for Aging, Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Geriatric Education Center (a joint program between the Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada School of Medicine) will hold a free workshop on caring for those with Parkinson's disease at the University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshop will provide participants with current information on treatment and therapies for Parkinson's disease and provide the opportunity to strengthen the alliance between the patients, their families and the medical community. At the conclusion of this event, participants will be able to explain the role of medication in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, identify the surgical options and possible benefits and consequences in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, review common stressors and challenges faced by primary caregivers of people with Parkinson's disease and discuss techniques used and review the benefits of movement in slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease.

The program is intended for healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers and those wishing to learn more about the disease.

Please contact Diann Jones at (755) 682-8470 or via email at: dsjones@med.unr.edu to register.


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