World Parkinson’s Day 2010
Close to 40 per cent of those that suffer Parkinson’s disease (PD), a movement disorder that causes tremors, rigidity or stiffness in the muscles, imbalance and speech difficulty, experience depression and anxiety. Because depression is a symptom of PD, it is difficult to diagnose. But if depression is diagnosed and treated, it can substantially improve the quality of life of a person with PD. Though PD is not curable, it can be treated with medications. Aga Khan University is holding an awareness session on April 12 commemorating World Parkinson’s Day.
Speakers will discuss: emerging therapies in PD; depression, anxiety and PD; constipation and its management in PD; role of diet and nutrition in PD; role of occupational therapy and rehabilitation in PD; and introduction and updates of Pakistan Parkinson’s Society.
Date: April 12, 2010
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Programme Flyer)
Venue: AKU Auditorium, Stadium Road Campus
For more information, please contact The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
I am in the early stages of PD so I am keenly interested in learning more about this disease.