Learn about innovative treatments and how they are improving quality of life
According to the National Parkinson Foundation, approximately 60,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. The incurable movement disorder that progresses over time can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages. Many people with it go undiagnosed and untreated.
Fortunately, recent years have seen innovative advancements in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
“Even though the treatment options available do not modify, slow or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease, there is hope to improve quality of life,” said Angela Hardwick, M.D., neurologist with Norton Neuroscience Institute. “Treatments including medications, surgical options and aggressive therapies are making a difference.”
Understanding the options
Six neurology and neurosurgery physicians who care for patients with movement disorders are coming together to host a one-day seminar on treatment options available for Parkinson’s disease. The physicians will cover topics including:
- Parkinson’s disease: The basics
- Botulinum toxin (Botox) use for neurological conditions
- Introduction to the Duopa pump
- Cognition and mood in Parkinson’s and related conditions
- Parkinson’s wellness: How you can improve your skills and put your skills to use
“This seminar is entitled ‘Celebrating Parkinson’s Innovations’ because the clinical therapies and treatments are helping,” Dr. Hardwick said. “The team of physicians and providers with Norton Neuroscience Institute are excited to share these options with patients and their caregivers.”
“Celebrating Parkinson’s Innovations” is a free seminar for those with Parkinson’s disease. Participants are invited to bring one guest (over age 12). The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., Louisville, Kentucky. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Free parking is available in the Muhammad Ali Center parking garage located beneath the building.