It is estimated that someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the US every nine minutes. Most people can think of someone they know who has Parkinson’s, which affects more people than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) combined. Parkinson’s occurs when certain brain cells degenerate, causing a deficit in the brain chemical dopamine. Parkinson's symptoms range from slowness in movement and tremor, to changes in skin, blood pressure, and thinking/memory. Each person with Parkinson’s is different, and no one experiences all symptoms.
“Living Well with Parkinson’s”, an event on August 2 from 2-3pm at the Walker Methodist Levande Welcome Center, will focus on reviewing the many possible symptoms of Parkinson's disease, discuss theories of what may cause Parkinson’s to develop, and describe current treatments available to helping those with Parkinson’s achieve the best quality of life. The presentation is open to anyone living with Parkinson’s, their family members and those interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease. There will be time for questions and discussion.
The speaker will be Rose Wichmann, manager of Struthers Parkinson’s Center, a Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. Rose is an experienced speaker, author, physical therapist, and educator who has worked with the Parkinson’s community for over 30 years. We look forward to seeing you there! To reserve your spot, please RSVP to Victoria at Walker Methodist Levande.
Walker Methodist Levande Welcome Center
City Center Mall, Suite 178
140 Buchanan Street North
Cambridge, Mn 55008
Welcome Center Phone: 763-691-8888