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Parkinson’s Disease 101
Tuesday, March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with details to join via Zoom.
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a long term, neurodegenerative disease with early symptoms that are gradual and individually may be missed. Understanding Parkinson’s Disease is important not only for every individual, but for those diagnosed with the disease, their care partners, and the community that supports them.
Join us along with Diane Breslow, MSW, LCSW, who will share an overview of the scope of the disease, discuss occurrence rates, risk factors, and possible causes. We will explore the process of determining a diagnosis of PD, the hallmark symptoms, how the condition progresses, and treatment interventions. This event is brought to you by The Village Chicago’s Brain Health Memory Loss Program.
About Diane Breslow, MSW, LCSW
Diane is an educator, program development specialist, and clinician who counsels individuals and families. With a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Diane has been in the field of Social Work since 1970. Diane has utilized her dual knowledge of systems theory and movement disorders in order to establish holistic, multidisciplinary Parkinson’s programs. Under the medical directorship of Tanya Simuni, MD, Diane co-developed the Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Excellence. In her “retirement,” she is a clinical consultant, support group leader, and author for the non-profit organization CurePSP, among others.
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