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Parkinson’s Educational Symposium Offers Hope Oct. 24 in Melbourne

Free event for patients and caregivers Oct. 24 in Melbourne

(Melbourne, FL) October 7, 2019 – Parkinson’s disease is a chronic movement disorder, with symptoms that worsen over time. 3,000 of the nearly one million people living with Parkinson’s Disease in the U.S. are here on the Space Coast.  On Thursday, October 24, One Senior Place and the Parkinson’s Support Group of Brevard will present the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium, a day about strength and hope from 1-4 PM at the AZAN Shrine Center at 1591 West Eau Gallie Boulevard in Melbourne. The educational event will feature three speakers and will provide guidance, information and new hope for those afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as for caregivers of family members with a PD diagnosis. 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.  For more information about the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium, call 321-751-6771.

Three main topics will be covered during the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium by experts and health care professionals.  Dr. Ramon Rodriguez of Winter Park will provide remarks on movement disorders and neurology, as will Dr. Timothy Carter of Health First Medical Group.  Physical Therapist, Nicole Knights of Aquatic Health and Rehab will be discussing PWR (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) techniques and providing a demonstration of stretches and helpful exercises at the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium.

One Senior Place Director, Barbara Fradkin knows the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium will be valuable to all of the attendees.

“A new diagnosis can be overwhelming for a Parkinson’s patient or caregiver,” said Ms. Fradkin.  “Parkinson’s Educational Symposium is about inspiration and a way forward. We’ll share the latest medical information from professionals and experienced advocates, along with a variety of care options.  We want people to know there is hope and support for those who are fighting the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.”

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.

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Physical Therapist, Nicole Knights of Aquatic Health and Rehab leads a class in stretching exercises at One Senior Place.  Ms. Knights will demonstrate stretches and helpful exercises as part of the free Parkinson’s Educational Symposium at the AZAN Shrine Center in Melbourne on October 24.  For more information, call 321-751-6771. (Foreground: Nicole Knights, Susan and Rodney) photo courtesy aquatic health and rehab

 

Physical Therapist, Nicole Knights of Aquatic Health and Rehab leads Alan in a stretching exercise at One Senior Place.  Ms. Knights will demonstrate stretches and helpful exercises as part of the free Parkinson’s Educational Symposium at the AZAN Shrine Center in Melbourne on October 24.  For more information, call 321-751-6771. photo courtesy aquatic health and rehab

 

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Source: From the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: http://www.pdf.org/about_pd

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms. The specific group of symptoms that an individual experiences varies from person to person. Primary motor signs of Parkinson’s disease include the following.

  • tremor of the hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
  • bradykinesia or slowness of movement
  • rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • postural instability or impaired balance and coordination

 

About Parkinson’s Support Group of Brevard – Originally organized as a traditional support group, The Parkinson’s Support Group of Brevard was awarded a not-for-profit 501c3 status in 2017.  The group boasts an advisory board comprised of many professionals in the healthcare industry, as well as those whose family members have been affected by the disease.  The goal is to provide professional education, community resources, and guidance for members, with funds raised through a series of sponsored Care Fair events.  For more information, visit their website www.brevardparkinsons.org or email to info@brevardparkinsons.org.

 

About One Senior Place– Now in its 14th 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.

2019-10-09T16:41:16-04:00October 9th, 2019|Caregivers and Family, Health & Wellness|