Sunday, August 25, 2013

What's so Funny about Parkinson's Disease? Delivering a Slurred Speech in Spokane, Sept. 7

Humor is a dicey proposition with PD. People are fragile by definition when diagnosed with a major illness. But who could use a laugh more than someone who has had their mortality thrown in their face? (Hint: nobody, that's who) I'll argue that humor is one of the tools we have developed to cope with life's difficulties. Like any tool it can be misused. But if used right, it's a key to doing the job of coping your best with Parkinson's. We'll look at the different ways humor can help those of us with Parkinson's and how it can reduce the power this disease can have over us.

Here is the lowdown on the speakers, date and place,info from the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation.

Spokane, WA
The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation is hosting its 2nd Annual Inland Northwest Conference on Parkinson's. An educational conference for Parkinson patients, families, caregivers and friends.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Registration opens at 8:00am
Breakfast snacks and plated lunch included.

Northern Quest Resort
Pend Oreille Pavilion
100 North Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99001

Dr. Anthony Santiago - Dopamine Replacement Therapies

Panel - Making Your Medicines Work for You
Dr. Pinky Agarwal
Dr. Laurie Mischley
Len Norfleet, PT

Dr. Jennifer Van Wey - PD Diagnosis & Relationships

Lynda LeBlanc - Dance for PD

Peter Dunlap-Shohl - What's So Funny about PD?

Including a Special Performance by the
Tremble Clefs Choir!

Call: 1-877-980-7500

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