(VIERA, FL) August 23, 2021 – Parkinson’s disease affects nearly one million people in the U.S. — and 4,000 of them live in Brevard. For Parkinson’s patients and their family members, new information brings hope and greater understanding of the progressive disease of the nervous system, which chiefly affects middle-aged and older people. The public is invited to join One Senior Place in Viera at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 8 (in person or by Zoom) when they present What’s New in Parkinson’s? The marketplace of senior resources at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road will welcome Dr. Anwar Ahmed, Medical Director of Neurology for AdventHealth in Winter Park, for a discussion on the latest research, medication and treatments for Parkinson’s disease. To obtain a Zoom link or confirm in-person attendance, call One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging at 321-751-6771.
Barbara Fradkin is the Director of One Senior Place in Viera, a source of free onsite advice, education and events. What’s New in Parkinson’s? is co-presented by the Brevard Parkinson’s Support Group.
“Research is crucial to patients with Parkinson’s disease,” said Fradkin. “New treatments are constantly being developed that can give real hope to those suffering with the disease. Dr. Ahmed will discuss the latest research and the best treatments currently in use. People newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s and those keeping up with advancements will enjoy this talk.”
For information on the dozens of events presented annually by One Senior Place, call 321-751-6771. 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 OneSeniorPlace.com.
Dr. Anwar Ahmed, Medical Director of Neurology for AdventHealth in Winter Park, will lead the discussion during ‘What’s New in Parkinson’s?’ on September 8 at One Senior Place in Viera. Call 321-751-6771 to RSVP or for a Zoom link.
ABOUT THE GUEST PRESENTER: Anwar Ahmed, MD, is a neurologist and Medical Director of Neurology at AdventHealth Medical Group Neurology at Winter Park. His special interests include movement disorders and tremor analysis in Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, as well as dystonia. He joined AdventHealth in Central Florida from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where he served in multiple leadership roles in the movement disorders and neurological restoration programs and the Huntington Disease Center of Excellence. A graduate of the esteemed Dow Medical College in Pakistan, he completed his neurology residency at Wayne State University’s hospitals in Michigan followed by a fellowship in surgical approaches to movement disorders and motor physiology at Columbia-Presbyterian University Medical Center in New York and a clinical research fellowship in movement disorders at the Cleveland Clinic. His research and published works have focused on such topics as unusual movement disorders, treatment of tremor caused by multiple sclerosis, brain stimulation for movement disorders, and Parkinson’s disease.
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About One Senior Place– Now in its 15th 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 OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771. View their video at https://youtu.be/RxFCCL0wnRY.