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Parkinson's Disease Symposium Sept. 22
The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County will host its 2nd annual symposium at Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountain on Friday, Sept. 22. There will be registration from 8:30 am to 3 pm CST for U.P. of Michigan and northern Wisconsin residents. Health services and vendors will provide information and materials.
Keynote speaker is David Zid, of OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. He has been a featured speaker in the U.S. and internationally. After being an energetic coach and personal trainer for hundreds of clients, he developed a special interest in Parkinson disease. He is currently Director for Movement Disorders and Musculoskeletal Wellness at OhioHealth Delay the Disease.
His speech is titled "Is Exercise the New Medicine for Parkinson's?" He will also hold a training clinic on Thursday upon his arrival. This clinic will be held at U.P. Rehab Services and is open to anyone who may be interested.
Others on the program include Mary Sue Lanigan, CEO of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, who will speak on how the foundation can help the Parkinson patient: Dr. Guyton, neurologist of southern Illinois will speak on PD Psychosis titled: "Parkinson's Disease: More than Motor Symptoms".
The afternoon will be a panel of experts representing various areas of Parkinson's disease and answer questions from the audience. The Q and A session will run from approximately 1 to 2:30 p.m. when Zid will close the program with a motivational talk.
New this year will be a breakout room where Care Partners can visit an experienced caregiver to ask questions, vent, listen and learn about being a caregiver.
A continental type breakfast will be available upon arrival in the morning and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for all who register at no cost.