August 5, 2015

Media Contact: Frank Fuentes, 702-884-5689

Friends of Parkinson’s To Host Their Parkinson’s “Medical Symposium”

Living well with Parkinson’s, an integrative approach

(LAS VEGAS, NV) – Friends of Parkinson’s, local non-profit benefitting people with Parkinson’s Disease, is hosting their Parkinson’s “Medical Symposium.” This event will be held at United Health Care in the Anthony M. Marlon Auditorium (2716 North Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128) from 9am to 3pm on Saturday August 15th. This event features topics such as functional neurology, balance and Parkinson’s, How to eat and exercise with Parkinson’s, and the truth about Parkinson’s. The Medical Symposium will feature local doctors such as Dr. Farbman, Dr. Elmer, and Dr. Matzinger, as well as having break-out sessions for attendees.

“The Parkinson’s ‘Medical Symposium’ is crucial to bring awareness to the Southern Nevada Parkinson’s community. Through having an event such as this we can provide attendees with break-out sessions, educated speakers that can answer any question our ‘Parkinsonians’ here in Southern Nevada might have, as well as have topics catered to our attendees” stated Friends of Parkinson’s Executive Director Jamillah Ali-Rahman.

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the way you move. It happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the brain. Parkinson's is progressive, which means it gets worse over time. But usually this happens slowly, over many years. And there are great treatments that can help you live a full life. Abnormal genes seem to lead to Parkinson's disease in some people.  Recent studies indicate there may be a recessive genetic link that when isolated, could show indicators of possibly inherited traits. There have been indicators of effects of the environment and the loss of dopamine in the brain. Currently, Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and the most common movement disorder.

Friends of Parkinson's:
Friends of Parkinson's is a non-profit organization that is comprised of a coalition of individuals, companies and organization that collaborate to provide the highest quality of services and care to the Parkinson’s community in Southern Nevada. There are support groups for persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and care partners; a resource center; outreach awareness; and social events. As Friends of Parkinson’s continues to grow, so will the development of support groups and outreach.

This event will held August 15th from 9am-3pm at United Health Care in the Anthony M. Marlon Auditorium (2716 North Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128). To RSVP please email friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com or call 702-381-4141.
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