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Save the Date for a Google Hangout on Parkinson’s Disease – Symptoms, Challenges, and Patient/Caregiver Connection.

Join Angel Duncan and Monika Kurtis in a 30 minutes Google Hangout scheduled for Thursday 10 April at 3:30pm GMT, 10:30am EST.

Join Angel Duncan and Monica Kurtis in a 30 minute Google Hangout scheduled for Thursday 10 April at 3:30pm GMT, 10:30am EST.

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.

Follow the link below to join in with the event

https://plus.google.com/events/chcovcf0rp9ciapj69576cspsi0

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.

 

References

1 – Baker MG, Graham L. ‘The journey: Parkinson’s disease.’ BMJ 2004; 329(7466): 611-614

2http://www.epda.eu.com/en/parkinsons/life-with-parkinsons/part-3/the-number-of-people-withparkinsons-in-the-most-populous-nations-2005-through-2030/

More Information

MIND website

MIND App