Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's coming up in the Alaska Parkinson's scene: A look into the near future (Update, topic for telehealth presentation changed)

Here is the PD forecast for May and June.

May 10 Telehealth Session

There will be a Telehealth Presentation at Providence Hospital rm. 2401 at 1:00 p.m. May 10. The topic for this edition of these interactive sessions will be "Deep Brain Stimulation" You can find out more by calling 1-877-980-7500, and you can find out even more by actually going!

May 15 Support group meeting

On May 15th our regular meeting will be a visit with Bill Bell, co-founder and director of the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation. Bill will fill us in on what the Booth Gardner center in Seattle can do for people with Parkinson's and, as a veteran observer of the PD world, he will give us a view on the current state of that world, and where we are headed. Bill is a terrific guy, you don't want to miss this.

June 17th Wasilla seminar

On June 17th, the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Washington State Chapter will bring a Parkinson's Disease Patient Care Educational Program to Wasilla. The presentation will take place at Evangelos, 2530 East Parks Highway from 11:00-2:00 p.m. There will be two speakers. First we'll hear Dr. Steve Setter on "Your PD medications, 10 things you should know and do in 2010!" second, Dr. Kris Rhoads, a neuro-psychologist, will speak on "Neuropsychological changes in Parkinson's Disease: Cognition, Affect and Sexuality". This event is free and comes with lunch included. Registration is required, and can be done by phone at 425-443-8269, by email, or via the Website, once there, click on "Educational programs".

June 19th Support group picnic.

June 19t will be our annual picnic, more details to come.

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