Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a condition that affects an estimated 6.3 million people worldwide.1 PD poses an increasing burden especially with the steady increase in life expectancy. One study has estimated that by 2030 those afflicted will increase to between 8.7 and 9.3 million,2 which will also place additional demands on the delivery of cost-effective medical care.
World Parkinson’s Day is dedicated to supporting those affected by the disease, increasing awareness of this debilitating neurological condition, and driving new research and treatment initiatives. What are the challenges of PD diagnosis? and What activities can help connect patients and caregivers? These questions and more will be answered by Angel Duncan and Monica Kurtis in a 30 minute Google Hangout scheduled for Thursday 10 April at 3:30pm GMT, 10:30am EST. A Q&A session will round out the event. Questions can be submitted by participants on Twitter by using the hashtag #MoveMINDs.
Both Angel and Monica contributed to the development of GE Healthcare’s MIND website and the free MIND iPad App, which provides patients and caregivers with art, dance, and music activities they can enjoy together.
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Or you can click on the video below to view the event that is scheduled for Thursday 10 April at 3:30pm GMT, 10:30am EST.
1 – Baker MG, Graham L. ‘The journey: Parkinson’s disease.’ BMJ 2004; 329(7466): 611-614