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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Parkinson’s forum to provide latest research and tips on living with the disorder

Parkinson's forum

What: 2016 Parkinson’s Education Forum
When: is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton-Downtown Tulsa, 616 W. Seventh St.
Cost: Free, donations will be accepted
Deadline to register is July 5.
For more information, or to register, call 918-747-3747 or go online to

Parkinson’s experts will share the latest research and tips on living with the disorder at an upcoming forum.
The free event, hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association, will be 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Downtown Tulsa.
More than 300 people are expected to attend the event, which is intended to be both inspirational and educational, said Jenny Johnson, executive director of the American Parkinson Disease Association, Oklahoma Chapter.
“Parkinson’s Disease isn’t a death sentence, and those with Parkinson’s can live well given education and support while remaining active,” Johnson said. “We believe education is key in order to live successfully with Parkinson’s disease.”
Topics will include the benefits of movement and exercise and how participating in enjoyable activities can reduce symptoms.
There are an estimated 1.5 million Americans living with Parkinson’s. The disease affects men and women alike and is considerably more frequent among those 60 and older.
here are between 15,000 and 16,000 individuals with the disease across the state, Johnson said.
“Because of the nature of the disease and the impact it has on the individual, it affects the whole family,” Johnson said.

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