• Parkinson's Disease Support Group

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    Name: Parkinson's Disease Support Group
    Date: April 17, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    So what exactly is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder that can affect the ability to perform common, daily activities. It is a chronic and progressive disease, meaning that the symptoms become worse over time. It is characterized by its most common of motor symptoms—tremors (a form of rhythmic shaking), stiffness or rigidity of the muscles, and slowness of movement (called bradykinesia)—but also manifests in non-motor symptoms including sleep problems, constipation, anxiety, depression, and fatigue, among others. There are an estimated 1 million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease and more than 10 million people worldwide. Most people who develop the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease do so sometime after the age of 50, but Parkinson’s disease can affect younger persons as well. Approximately 10% of Parkinson’s diagnoses occur before age 50—these diagnoses are called Early Onset (or Young Onset) Parkinson’s disease.
    Location:
    Mary Wade Home 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven, CT 06513
    Date/Time Information:
    All club meeting are the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Contact Information:
    Krista Moffo-Grey 203-672-7842 KMoffo-Grey@marywade.org
    Fees/Admission:
    Free Membership Free Parking
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