Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Parkinson's Disease Seminar

AUGUSTA, GA (PR)  – It may start with a simple hand tremor, but as it progresses, Parkinson's Disease can steal a person's independence. More than 1.5 million Americans are living with PD, an additional 60,000 are diagnosed with it each year.

It's a difficult disease to understand, but you can find some answers surrounding this neurological illness as the Georgia Regents Neuroscience Center’s Movement Disorders Program presents its annual Parkinson's Disease Seminar – Living Well with PD – on Friday, May 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Doubletree Hotel Augusta, 2651 Perimeter Parkway.

This free seminar is open to patients, families, and others affected by Parkinson's Disease, and will include guest speaker Dr. Tony Lang from the University of Toronto, one of the largest, multi-center groups of clinical neurological scientists in Canada. In addition, Georgia Regents Medical Center neurologists Dr. Kapil Sethi, one of America’s Top Doctors in Neurology, and Dr. Hannes Devos will share some of the latest information to help patients and caregivers living with PD.

A continental breakfast is provided, but you must RSVP at gru.edu/parkinsons. For more information, contact Amanda Stefanakos at 706-721-4895 or astefanakos@georgiahealth.edu.

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