A Journey Through Parkinson's Disease

Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. Often people in early stages of Parkinson’s disease assume their symptoms are part of normal aging or are due to other health problems they may have, such as arthritis. However, early Parkinson’s disease symptoms may not be that apparent and may even come and go. Frequently it is the spouse or other relatives who first notice slight problems with a loved one’s movements.

A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease is an educational program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach focused on Parkinson’s disease, its effects, and possible treatments.The series consists of three, 45-minute sessions which include interactive lessons, discussions, and activities. There is a no fee for the program.  

Participants will learn about:

  • the signs of Parkinson’s disease and how to seek medical care,
  • the cause of the disease and how specific treatments work, and
  • alternative therapies and in-home activities that can delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

For more information, contact David Brown.

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