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Three-Part Informational Program On Parkinson's Disease To Be Offered Next Month In Spencer

Wed 2-5-2020

(Spencer)-- A three-part informational program on Parkinson's Disease will be offered in March at the Spencer YMCA. Sara Diercks is with the Clay County Extension Office, which is putting on the sessions. She says they're intended to help raise awareness of Parkinson's Disease...Parkinson's Pgm01 

"Often people in early stages of Parkinson's Disease assume their symptoms are a normal part of aging or are due to other health problems. Early Parkinson Disease symptoms are not easy to recognize and often times it is a family member that notices slight problems with a loved ones movements first. For that reason, we are inviting anyone with an interest in Parkinson's Disease or individuals who may be worried about the family member or a friend, to participate in this free program."

Diercks says the three-part program will be presented March 4th, 11th and the 18th from 11:15 until 12 Noon each day at the Spencer YMCA...Parkinson's Pgm02 

"Participants will discuss the signs of Parkinson's Disease, the causes of Parkinson's Disease, and how specific treatments work, alternative therapies and in-home activities that can help delay the disease."

The program is free of charge and pre-registration isn't required.