What You Need To Know About Parkinson’s Disease April 12 in Viera

Latest Research by Neurologist and Parkinson’s expert, Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres

Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres(VIERA, FL)  April 3, 2017 –  Viera-based One Senior Place, the Experts in Aging, will host Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres, a board certified neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s Disease at Compass Research, for a presentation entitled, What You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease on Wednesday, April 12th at 2:00 PM.  Dr. Baez-Torres will discuss Parkinson’s Disease and the newest research regarding the prevention and treatment.  Often developed between the ages of 50 and 60,  Parkinson’s Disease symptoms include tremors or shaking often in a hand, arm or leg, stiff, weak or aching muscles and difficulty with walking and balance.  60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the progressive disorder annually.  An estimated seven to 10 million people live with it worldwide.  The Compass Research seminar with Dr. Baez-Torres will answer audience questions and focus on causes, risk factors and research opportunities.  Puerto Rican-born, Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society (MDS).  Seminar seating is limited and an RSVP is required.  Refreshments will be provided at the Viera marketplace for senior resources at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road.  For more information about One Senior Place, the Experts in Aging, visit their website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com or call (321) 751-6771.

 

Parkinson’s disease develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. One Senior Place Director, Kathi Ridner, is glad Compass will share the wealth of new research information.

 

“We’re living in a tremendously exciting time for medical breakthroughs,” said Ridner.  “New information is aiding in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease.  And Dr. Baez-Torres and Compass Research are at the forefront of the latest, groundbreaking research.”

 

What You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease is just one of the dozens of events presented annually by One Senior Place in Viera.  One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families.  To learn more about One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, visit www.OneSeniorPlace.com or call 321-751-6771.

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Photo (attached)Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres will discuss the causes, risk factors and research opportunities for Parkinson’s Disease on Wednesday, April 12 in Viera.  To reserve a seat for the event, RSVP by phone to 321-751-6771.

 

About Compass Research and Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres –  Dr. Sheila Baez-Torres was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  After obtaining her degree in Puerto Rico, Dr. Baez-Torres completed her Neurology residency in University of Miami. In 2009, she completed a Movement Disorders and Electromyography Fellowship in Cleveland Clinic Florida. She has eight years of experience in Movement Disorders and General Neurology. Dr. Baez-Torres is an expert in Parkinson’s disease, chemodenervation (botulinum toxin therapy) for cervical dystonia, spasticity, sialorrhea (excessive drooling); as well as treating other neurological conditions. She is Board-Certified, and an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society (MDS).

Compass Research is a clinical research company dedicated to testing investigational medications that cover a broad range of diseases and disorders. Their staff has over 400 years of combined clinical research experience in all fields of medicine.  Compass serves over 200 sponsors, from small bio-techs to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and has completed over 1,300 trials.  More about Compass Research is available on their website at www.CompassResearch.com.

 

About One Senior Place– Now in its 11th year, One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida.  Completely unique, One Senior Place at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera is a one-stop information hub and mini-mall “revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services.”  One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors.  In 2008, One Senior Place was named Florida’s Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  In Brevard, they were honored as  Business of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.  A second location, One Senior Place Orlando, opened in Altamonte Springs in December of 2011.  More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Orlando can be found on the company website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771.