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Free Parkinson’s seminar co-hosted by local agencies

LIBERTY, NY — As part of the Expert Briefing Series, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging of Sullivan County will host a “Parkinson’s Disease Non-Motor Symptoms: What’s New?” a web seminar on Thursday, January 31 from 1 to 2 p.m.

The web seminar is given by the American Society on Aging and will be aired at the Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

The program will focus on detection and effective treatment of non-motor symptoms beyond traditional Parkinson’s Disease (PD) medications. Participants will be able to identify that non-motor symptoms, such as impaired olfaction, REM sleep behavior disorder, pain, constipation and depression may be present before PD, as well as hear about nontraditional treatment options. This program is supported by a grant from the NYS Office for the Aging’s Caregiver Program and is sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Caregiver Resource Center. CCEU credits are available for attending.

Participants can register at www.sullivancce.org, by emailing sullivan@cornell.edu, or calling CCESC at 845/292-6180. All attendees should arrive 15 minutes early to complete registration. Contact the CCESC office to request any special accommodations to attend this class, and to provide dietary restrictions.

 

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