Parkinson’s Conference ~ Registration Open

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American Parkinson Disease Association and the Pierce County Health Care Providers Council are teaming up for this one-day event.  Spend the day with a slate of local Parkinson’s disease experts. This conference is focused on health, wellness, movement and research. It is a day designed to educate, inspire and empower those impacted by Parkinson’s disease.

Friday, April 26, 2024

10:30am – 3:30pm

Rainier View Christian Church – 12305 Spanaway Loop S. Tacoma, WA 98444

For more information and/or to RSVP
Phone:  206-695-2905

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a type of neurologic movement disorder affecting the brain and causing difficulty with movements, or motor symptoms.  It is characterized by its most common motor symptoms tremors (a form of rhythmic shaking), stiffness or rigidity of the muscles and slowness of movement (called bradykinesia).  It also manifests in non-motor symptoms including sleep problems, constipation, anxiety, depression and fatigue, among others, which can be present well before any visible motor symptoms. It is a chronic and progressive condition, meaning that the symptoms become worse over time and can affect the ability to perform common, daily activities.

There are an estimated 1 million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease and more than 10 million people worldwide. Most people who develop the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease do so sometime after the age of 50, but Parkinson’s disease can affect younger persons as well. Approximately 10% of Parkinson’s diagnoses occur before age 50—these diagnoses are called Young Onset (or Early Onset) Parkinson’s disease.

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About Health Care Providers of Pierce County

The Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County is a non-profit organization that promotes the highest possible standards of service, care and well-being for older and disabled adults.  Since 2000, the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County has grown to over 200 individuals who represent various organizations committed to providing exceptional services to seniors in our community. Our members enjoy monthly breakfasts, networking events, recognition events, promotional opportunities, employment opportunities and educational events.

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